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Jacqui Callan


Jacqui has worked in the Criminal Justice System for over 25 years. Her experience includes being the Director for Crime at one of the biggest criminal defence firms in the UK. She was one of the first defence Higher Court Advocates on the Leicester circuit and is a confident advocate.

Jacqui has experience with defending all aspects of criminal defence work, including, multi-handed money laundering cases, sham marriages, customs and excise, murder, drugs, fitness to plead and sexual offences.

Jacqui joined Richard Nelson LLP in January 2016 and has since concentrated on defending regulatory matters as well as serious and complex cases before the Crown Court; both privately funded and legally aided where applicable. Her work at Richard Nelson LLP in sexual offences, in particular, possession of indecent images, has been particularly noteworthy with her recently defending in a case that involved the possession of over 17,000 indecent images.



What Others Say

Jacqui has championed the cause of mentally ill offenders and her instructions are always focussed on the right issues. Her knowledge of the medico-legal aspects of cases is very helpful in addressing the right issues related to the case

A Psychiatrist

I have used Jacqui Callan for many years and can say that she has always put her clients first. She is very professional and always goes that extra distance to fight for her clients.

A client

I am just emailing to thank Richard Nelson LLP and particularly Criminal solicitor Jacqui Callan at your Nottingham branch for excellent work in successfully defending my case in December. Jacqui is a credit to your firm and the legal profession.

From the moment she first took my case on I felt in good, professional hands with a solicitor who is positive and always polite. Her experience is clear to see and the advice given makes one feel reassured. Which is very important to innocent people trying to negotiate the intricate web that is the British legal system.

A client

Jacqui was fantastic. I feel Jacqui went above and beyond, even travelling to Derby to interview witnesses to then coming back again to sit in on interviews. Jacqui made me feel my case was in the best hands and evidently, it was. Thank you for everything.

A client

I would like to thank you for taking on my case and being so understanding and patient when I was constantly emailing things to you. I thank you for your consummate professionalism, your empathy, and your service which was second to none and I owe you and your firm a debt of gratitude.

A client