Steve Roberts



Steve qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined Richard Nelson LLP in 2008 becoming a partner in 2014. He specialises in representing solicitors who are being investigated by the SRA or appearing before the SDT, as well as other lawyers before their regulatory bodies.

Steve qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined Richard Nelson LLP in 2008 becoming a partner in 2014. He specialises in representing solicitors who are being investigated by the SRA or appearing before the SDT, as well as other lawyers before their regulatory bodies.

The work Steve undertakes on behalf of other lawyers includes advice in respect of all aspects of compliance, applications for admission, firm set up and closures, investigations and representation before regulatory tribunals. He is a member of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme and the Cardiff and District Law Society Regulatory Issues Sub-Committee. He is a former past-president of the Cardiff and District Law Society.

Steve is also an experienced transport and road traffic lawyer. He regularly assists Road Haulage Companies in applications to, and proceedings before, the Office of The Traffic Commissioner as well as criminal proceedings in the Magistrates and Crown Courts.

Steve’s work in professional disciplinary law was recognised in the Legal 500 2021, in which his “support, kindness and exceptional knowledge of regulatory law and procedure” were highlighted.

Services & Specialisms

Expert advice & representation in these areas

  • Transport

    Richard Nelson LLP has a specialist transport team with experience advising operators in both the passenger and goods sectors. We support with public inquiries, appearances before the Traffic Commissioner, and more general transport law.

  • Companies House Prosecutions

    Our specialist solicitors defend companies and directors, offering expert advice and appearing in court

  • Public Inquiries

    In the event that you’re called to appear in a public inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner, contact one of our transport solicitors to receive expert advice.

  • SRA Solicitors

    We have specialist solicitors experienced in working with other lawyers who are involved in SRA disciplinary proceedings including representation before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Organisations & Accreditations


  • Solicitors Assistance Scheme (SAS)
  • Lawyers Defence Group (LDG)
  • Law Society
  • Cardiff & District Law Society
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

I have worked for Richard Nelson Solicitors since 2008, initially as an employee and then as a Partner since 2014. In that time, both the Firm and I have evolved significantly in a positive way. I particularly enjoy being able to represent fellow professionals and helping them through some of the darkest periods of their career. I strive to deal with their cases knowledgably and helpfully but also in a sympathetic and friendly manner with a view to achieving the best possible outcome.

Steve Roberts

I dealt with Steve Roberts directly throughout - from the moment I made my first enquiry to the conclusion, he was kind, supportive, and available.

Legal 500, 2021
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