Victoria Rees, Senior Legal Assistant


  • Middle Temple

  • Nottinghamshire Law Society

  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Victoria Rees


Victoria completed her law degree at the University of Exeter before attending Nottingham Trent University to complete her Bar Vocational Diploma. She joined Richard Nelson LLP in May 2016 as a Senior Legal Assistant.

Victoria has experience working on a wide range of professional disciplinary cases, defending healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses and paramedics. In particular, Victoria has expertise in advising and supporting medical, dental and nursing students in fitness to practise investigations and in helping pharmacy students appeal against failure in the pre-registration exam. She also works with teachers facing professional conduct investigations and hearings before the TRA.

Victoria specialises in drafting written responses to regulatory investigations, seeking to persuade the regulator that a case does not need to be referred to a hearing.

Victoria’s professional disciplinary work was recognised in the Legal 500 2021. Her “exceptionally detailed witness statements and remediation bundles” were highlighted.

Victoria is a member of Middle Temple, the Nottinghamshire Law Society and the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.

What Others Say

Victoria Rees works incredibly hard for her clients. She takes so much time to understand her clients and to prepare exceptionally detailed witness statements and remediation bundles. Half the work is done for counsel before the hearing, because she is so thorough.

Legal 500 2021

I will like to thank Victoria and the team for the successful outcome achieved in my appeal review. They turn the hopeless case into a success. I am indeed grateful.

A pre-registration pharmacist

I have worked with Victoria Rees numerous times over a number of years in cases involving healthcare professionals, teachers and students, and highly recommend her. She always provides an absolutely exceptional service to her clients. She is dedicated to gaining an in-depth understanding of each client’s case, and provides accurate and strategic advice in every situation. Her written representations often result in a case being resolved without a hearing. Where cases do progress to a hearing, she drafts detailed witness statements which put clients on an excellent footing to explain their case clearly to a tribunal, and which provide a great framework for giving evidence. Her work is thorough and effective – she really does go the extra mile for every one of her clients.

Wendy Hewitt, counsel at 5 St Andrew’s Hill chambers

Victoria has been wonderful throughout. Very professional and was so reassuring on the day. Victoria kept me calm.

A client

Thank you for all your brilliant advice and support during the NMC case. I can never express the depth of my gratitude - keep doing the brilliant job you do.

A client

Can I take this opportunity to thank you and your colleagues for the high-quality support you gave [our teacher]. I will certainly recommend you again.

A teacher

I would like to thank you for all of your hard work in supporting me with my fitness to practise and the personal struggles I have faced over the past months, your words were comforting and caring. I'm so delighted with the results gained. I still have my PIN and no sanctions. My family and I are overwhelmed and relieved. I appreciate all you have done for me.

A client

Many thanks for your efforts for me and for the great result from the Fitness to Practise hearing.

A medical student

I have no words to express my gratitude as you and Wendy Hewitt (counsel of 5 St Andrew’s Hill chambers) did a great job in my case. Thanks again all your support.

A nurse

As always, the team at Richard Nelson were quick to respond with formidable subject knowledge and experience. I felt listened to at every stage of the work they did for me, but also guided by the experience of the specialists who were looking after my file. This resulted in far less anxiety for me, and confidence that all would be well. Fantastic service!

A teacher

SUCCESS! I am so relieved and happy. Thank you also, especially dealing with me over the last few days when clearly I was stressed.

An optician

Thanks also to Victoria – so experienced and dedicated – she led us to a fab end!

A pharmacist

I have no words to describe my gratitude for you and Wendy (Hewitt, counsel of 5 St Andrew’s Hill chambers). Nothing will suffice. You two are real life superheroes, to whom I will be forever indebted. Your work, services, friendly words, support, attentiveness and kindness over the past few months have been nothing short of incredible. You have been caring, committed and honest with me from day one and I cannot thank you enough. You have guided me and my family through the toughest period in our lifetimes, and taken us through to the other side. Against the odds of the current climate, you believed in me and helped me get justice, and therefore allowed me to return to my studies and my life.

A medical student

I would like to thank you once again for the work you carried out on my quite unique case and for the success- it has been life changing for me.

A pre-registration pharmacy student