Our Services

Our Services

Founded by Richard Nelson LLP and Murdochs Solicitors, the Lawyers Defence Group allows all lawyers to draw upon the substantial experience of these two firms and to have access to a panel of experienced and specialist practitioners, including solicitors, barristers and consultants, able to provide you with guidance, advice and assistance on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • investigation by a regulator;
  • conduct and regulatory issues;
  • representation before courts, professional bodies and tribunals;
  • Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hearings and appeals;
  • setting up and merging a practice;
  • voluntary closures;
  • interventions and threatened interventions;
  • production orders and warrants;
  • practising certificate issues including conditions;
  • suitability test issues;
  • fraud, money laundering and bribery;
  • financial and accounting problems;
  • financial services issues;
  • partnership;
  • supervision and employment issues;
  • practice management;
  • negligence; and
  • practice structures.

Richard Nelson LLP and Murdochs Solicitors deal with regulatory matters on a regular basis, as do many of the panel, and are Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal panel solicitors. They and many of the panel members have experience in defending matters before tribunals and many are members of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme.

For further information, contact the Lawyers Defence Group by:

  • telephoning during office hours – 0845 216 2000,
  • requesting a call-back using the call-back request form to the right,
  • telephoning our out of hours number (but please only in an emergency – for example when someone has been arrested or you believe that your firm might be about to be intervened in) 07952 861 868,
  • emailing us at help@lawyersdefencegroup.org.uk, or
  • writing to us at one of the addresses at the bottom of this web page.