• Solicitors Assistance Scheme (SAS)

  • Lawyers Defence Group (LDG)

  • Law Society

  • Cardiff & District Law Society

  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

Steve Roberts


Steve qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined Richard Nelson LLP in 2008 becoming a partner in 2014. He specialises in representing solicitors who are being investigated by the SRA or appearing before the SDT, as well as other lawyers before their regulatory bodies.

Steve is highly regarded in representing individuals and companies in respect of white collar and regulatory prosecutions brought by a variety of agencies including HMRC, BIS, Trading Standards and the CPS.

Steve is also an experienced transport and road traffic lawyer. He regularly assists Road Haulage Companies in applications to, and proceedings before, the Office of The Traffic Commissioner as well as criminal proceedings in the Magistrates and Crown Courts.

The work Steve undertakes on behalf of other lawyers includes advice in respect of all aspects of compliance, applications for admission, firm set up and closures, investigations and representation before regulatory tribunals. He is a member of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme and the Cardiff and District Law Society Regulatory Issues Sub-Committee.

Steve’s work in professional disciplinary law was recognised in the Legal 500 2021, in which his “support, kindness and exceptional knowledge of regulatory law and procedure” were highlighted.



What Others Say

I was particularly impressed by Mr Steve Roberts. His support, kindness and exceptional knowledge of regulatory law and procedure was impressive. He was extremely easy to work with, and his casual friendly manner, hides a razor-sharp mind. His legal analysis, advice and guidance is clear. He has a reassuring, positive, straightforward approach. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Legal 500 2021

The winning team’s practice, particularly in regard to the disciplinary and safeguarding work in which they excel, deserved the formal recognition that this award provides. Their support of fellow professionals, often at times of great mental stress, requires careful, sensitive and robust advice, which their submission amply demonstrated. The firm’s supportive and collaborative approach to help their teams adapt to remote working - with which we are all now self-evidently familiar - corroborated and confirmed the professional and caring approach the team adopts with and for their clients.

Wales Legal Awards 2020 - Regulatory & White Collar Crime Team of the Year

The service I received throughout the process was very professional and gave me a high level of confidence. Steve Roberts dealt with my case throughout and was very competent and I would definitely recommend the service to someone else. After hearing representations from Steve Roberts, the CPS were eventually persuaded to withdraw the case against me, I was even recompensed the fees I had paid.

A client

Very switched on.

Legal 500, 2018

No nonsense and friendly.

Legal 500

The 'very switched-on' Steve Roberts [...] regularly handles complex fraud cases, including money laundering and proceeds of crime matters, as well as defending legal professionals against allegations of fraud.

Legal 500, 2017

Steve Roberts is noted for his experience in motoring prosecutions.

Legal 500, 2017

I was very happy with the service I received from Steve Roberts. I was even happier with the successful outcome! I would not hesitate in recommending their services and I would like to thank Steve for all his hard work and assistance in my case.

A solicitor investigated by the SRA (allegations not proceeded with)

Steve Roberts of Richard Nelson LLP was a huge help in a very stressful time for me. He understood the issues quickly and gave me sensible advice whilst being sympathetic to my cause. Really pleased with the outcome and with Steve's assistance throughout.

A paralegal investigated by the SRA (allegations not proceeded with)

Steve Roberts has a reassuring and straightforward approach. I would definitely recommend him for his exceptional knowledge, skills and professionalism.

Legal 500, 2021

I dealt with Steve Roberts directly throughout- from the moment I made my first enquiry to the conclusion, he was kind, supportive and available.

Legal 500, 2021