Mark Wilson, Partner at Richard Nelson LLP


  • Serious Fraud Association

  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)

  • North West Fraud Forum

  • Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association (HSLA)

  • Nottinghamshire Law Society

  • Law Society

  • British Automobile Racing Club

Mark Wilson


The two leading guides, Legal 500 and Chambers Directory, have ranked Mark top in the region for 15 years for fraud, and as a leading lawyer – “highly experienced – market leader in the Midlands” and “first rate and buzzing with ideas, authoritative yet approachable”. He has been ranked nationally for 5 years for both fraud and for tax investigations – “first class and confidence inspiring; superb client-handling and technical knowledge” and “a pleasure to deal with and has great knowledge of the sector”.

Mark is expert at defending Financial Crime including all frauds, conspiracy, and money laundering. He is a specialist in resolving Tax Investigations. He was the lead solicitor in the last high profile HMRC prosecution (R v  Mandaric & Redknapp) which was resoundingly defeated on all counts.    

Mark has vast experience of all types of Regulatory cases, including those brought by the HSE, Environment Agency, Local Authority, Office of Fair Trading, Dept for Business Innovation & Skills, and Companies House.

His background is over 25 years defending financial crime and regulatory cases. First, as a partner at Freeth Cartwright, and then a founder partner of Cartwright King where he lead the fraud teams. In 2015 Mark left to become a partner in Richard Nelson LLP and join Richard in providing the highest quality representation across the UK.


What Others Say

I was absolutely blown away by the amazing level of service and professionalism, and would not hesitate one second to recommend Richard Nelson LLP to other people.

A tax investigation client

A client for almost two years, I can wholeheartedly recommend both Richard Nelson LLP and my principal contact, Mark Wilson. Mark provided a reassuring, friendly and flexible personal service that successfully allayed the anxiety normally associated with dealing with HMRC issues.

Mark demonstrated an exceptional level of technical competence enhanced by his own longstanding experience of assisting clients with HMRC-related matters. Mark was also highly innovative and positive throughout the process. He was instrumental in bringing my case to a very satisfactory conclusion indeed, for which I am most grateful. The service provided by Richard Nelson LLP has frequently exceeded my expectations. I would never hesitate to use their services again in the future. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

A client

Mark is very easy to work with and very personable. He is great at building rapport and is communicative. And of course, he is very knowledgeable and professional, and has a huge amount of experience

Chambers Directory

Lateral thinking, commerciality and sound common sense on top of excellent technical knowledge and practical know-how

Legal 500

Skilled handling of heavyweight tax fraud”; “draws praise for his energy, strategic thinking, client focus and depth of knowledge

Chambers Directory

A depth of experience and expertise and a pragmatic and amenable approach

Legal 500

Excellent client handling skills and strong specialist HMRC investigation experience”; “a first-class communicator with great commercial awareness”; “very thorough and diligent approach to work, as well as the ability to win clients’ confidence

Chambers Directory

[Richard Nelson LLP] was further strengthened by the arrival of Mark Wilson, who joined late in 2015 from Cartwright King

Legal 500

Mark Wilson is well known for his track record in tax-based investigations and prosecutions.

Legal 500 2017

Mark Wilson is the name to note for tax fraud.

Legal 500 2017