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.

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Working with our Criminal Defence Solicitors

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 when you are ready to discuss your case.

Our lawyers 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 strong, dedicated and experienced criminal defence team. Our solicitors 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. We 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 services include full representation from attending searches, representation at initial interviews under caution, through to representation at trial and conducting appeals.

If you already have solicitors 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:

Criminal Solicitors

Richard Nelson

Senior Partner

Steve Roberts


Mark Wilson, Partner at Richard Nelson LLP

Mark Wilson


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Jacqui Callan


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Richard Etherington

Associate and Higher Courts Advocate

Megan Delaney

Trainee Solicitor

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Mark Hopwell


Louise O'Driscoll


Ben Shellard

Legal Assistant

Latoya Atkinson

Senior Legal Assistant

Criminal Defence Services