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We take pride in our reputation of being one of the leading law firms in England and Wales for defending allegations of fraud. We have several serious fraud solicitors who are recognised in the Legal 500 as being leading national experts in fraud defence.

We specialise in defending all allegations of dishonesty, from Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecutions involving international frauds with multi-million-pound allegations, including bribery and corruption cases,  to smaller matters such as mortgage fraud.


What is fraud?

Fraud covers a multitude of offences, concerning allegations of dishonesty, which often involve the following aspects:


Feedback from the Legal 500 on our Fraud service

Our fraud defence services come with recommendations from the most recent Legal 500 listings. Here are some of the highlights:

‘With two partners based in Cardiff and also able to tap into the resources of practitioners spread across a wide network of offices, including London and Nottingham, Richard Nelson LLP is well-positioned to handle a wide range of fraud defence work and financial crime, irrespective of geography’ – Legal 500 2020 Rankings

‘Excellent’ boutique firm Richard Nelson LLP is highly regarded for its strength in fraud and financial crime’ East Midlands Fraud

‘Highly professional and diligent’ – London Fraud

‘Excellent, professional and thorough’ – North West Fraud

‘The ‘heavyweight fraud practice’ at Richard Nelson LLP is a ‘natural choice for money laundering, tax fraud and corporate tax work’Wales Fraud

‘Highly regarded for handling cases involving complex issues relating to money laundering and the proceeds of crime.’ North West Fraud‘

Very strong from top to bottom,” Richard Nelson LLP “specialises in complex fraud” and is “steeped in experience.” Covering a broad spectrum of matters, including high-profile financial crime, and aided by a strong network that includes offices in London and Birmingham, the Cardiff-based practice is well-equipped to handle a wide range of complex cases and “leaves no strong unturned in its attempts to achieve the best possible results for its clients.”’ Wales Fraud

Get in touch

If you require more information about the services we provide, or would like to discuss an issue with one of our expert fraud lawyers in strict confidence and without obligation then please contact us:

  • Request a free call back using the form on the right
  • Phone us during office hours on 0333 888 4040
  • Email us at

Who Can Help You?

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

Louise O'Driscoll


Ben Shellard

Legal Assistant

Shannon Keenan

Legal Assistant

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What we do...

If you are facing or anticipating criminal allegations of fraud, you need to speak to our specialist lawyers as soon as possible in order to protect your interests. We can provide expert representation, from initial interviews under caution through to defence in criminal proceedings before the Courts and advice on appeals. We have a great track record of preparing robust defences and obtaining the best possible results.

If your business has been a target of fraud, then contact our specialist commercial/civil litigation team. They are renowned for their comprehensive, strategic advice, helping anyone that wants to pursue a civil claim for fraud, or to those facing a civil allegation of fraud.

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