Criminal Defence Solicitors

Our criminal defence solicitors are extremely experienced in defending those who find themselves to be the subject of a criminal investigation or prosecution. As criminal defence lawyers, we are ranked amongst the best in the country and have an excellent nationwide reputation and proven track record, with decades of experience in defending complex and high-profile criminal cases. These include historic sexual offences, defending military personnel and serious road traffic offences.

Our Criminal Defence Services

Criminal defence solicitors experienced in defending clients in a wide range of cases

An experienced criminal defence solicitor will hold discussions with you in complete confidence. They will ensure you are informed of all the options available to you and how your case can be best managed moving forward. Contact us for a free initial telephone consultation with one of our criminal defence team when you are ready to discuss your case.

Our criminal defence solicitors passionately believe in doing a thorough job, and we strive to provide a top-class criminal defence service to all of our clients, whatever their circumstances. You can expect total peace of mind as you engage with our team of strong, dedicated and criminal defence team. We will endeavour to act in your best interests throughout your investigation and provide you with a high-quality, personal and discreet service at all times. Our solicitors will deal with your case sensitively and expeditiously, delivering exceptional standards of client care to minimise the impact on both your work and home life.

As well as having our own in-house advocate, we also have access to senior members of the Bar (including QCs) and other leading experts in their field who can form part of your defence team as required. Our criminal defence lawyers offer full representation from attending searches, representation at initial interviews under caution, through to representation at trial and conducting appeals.

If you already have a criminal defence solicitor representing you, but would like to change, then we are also able to take over the conduct of your case, regardless of what stage you are at.

Depending on your specific needs, browse our various criminal defence services below or contact us today for immediate assistance.

Our team of specialist criminal defence solicitors and advocates have a wealth of experience in defending individuals and companies who have found themselves prosecuted by the following organisations: individuals and companies who have found themselves prosecuted by the following organisations:

Our offerings

Criminal Defence Services

To learn more about how our criminal defence solicitors can help you, click on one of the services below. If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch to discuss your case with us.

  • Historic Sexual Offences

    If you have been falsely accused of historic sexual offences then contact Richard Nelson LLP's defence lawyers today for representation.

  • Road Traffic Solicitors

    Richard Nelson LLP’s specialist team is here to minimise the impact that road traffic offences can have on our clients’ private and professional lives.

  • Fitness to Plead

    Our criminal defence solicitors have an excellent reputation for defending individuals who find themselves in fitness to plead hearings, which includes representation at the earliest possible occasion.

  • Fraud Defence

    We are one of the leading firms in England and Wales for fraud defence, specialising in serious fraud, but with a strong track record in smaller matters, too.

  • Sexual Offences

    Richard Nelson LLP’s team has experience in a range of cases, including historic sexual offences, rape allegation and possession of indecent images.

  • Student Misconduct Inquiries

    We advise and represent students facing their university’s disciplinary processes with the goal of allowing you to continue your education and safeguard your future.

  • Removal of Police Cautions

    Our team includes one of the few police caution removal specialists in the country, which allows us to provide an effective, high quality service and expert advice.

  • BEIS Investigations

    Our solicitors are experienced in defending criminal investigations brought by the BEIS, including advice when invited to a formal interview under caution.

  • Companies House Prosecutions

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

  • Tax Investigations

    From HMRC investigations to allegations of serious tax fraud, our experienced tax solicitors have a long track record of supporting businesses in the most challenging and complex of tax cases. Confidentially discuss your situation with us today.

  • Trading Standards Investigations

    We represent businesses who are being investigated by Trading Standards, including matters serious enough to be contested in the Crown Court.

  • Health and Safety Investigations

    We defend businesses who are under investigation by the Health and Safety Executive, including the most serious workplace accidents and incidents.

  • Criminal Defence for Military Servicepersons

    Our specialist solicitors can represent you in interviews conducted by the service police and remain by your side until an outcome can be reached.

A first class service to lay and professional clients alike.

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