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Jennifer Richardson


Calm and assured and brilliant with clients

Legal 500

Jennifer joined Blackfords in 2011, after completing her studies at Cardiff University and being called to the bar; she has since cross-qualified as a solicitor-advocate. If you are looking for legal advice in the UK, this is the place.


Jennifer began her career at Blackfords by developing a specialism in white-collar crime, in particular, she has defended numerous high profile investigations and prosecutions including those by the HMRC, BTP, CMA and the Environment Agency. She has acquired particular expertise in several areas of fraud and money laundering with a focus on complex conspiracies involving mortgage fraud, Ponzi frauds and carousel frauds.

In addition, Jennifer’s criminal practice involves clients who sought legal advice related to general crime including drug conspiracies, violent and sexual offences.

More recently Jennifer’s focus has shifted towards defending professionals who are subject to prosecutions arising out of events taking place at work. These cases can range from healthcare professionals accused of assaulting vulnerable adults up to corporate and gross-negligence manslaughter prosecutions resulting from health and safety breaches. People like you often come to her to ask for legal advice in the UK and learn about the best ways to deal with law problems.

Professional Discipline

Jennifer is a member of our specialist Regulatory team at Blackfords and frequently represents professionals before their disciplinary tribunal. She has extensive experience in litigating on behalf of clients before the NMC, HCPC and GDC. Just like the rest of the team, Jennifer enjoys solving law problems – we do this every day at Blackfords.

Linked with this Jennifer also regularly represents clients who require assistance with ongoing DBS problems and investigations by Local Authorities and the Care Quality Commission.


Jennifer has developed particular expertise in dealing with licensing issues, in particular, she has represented several clients who have taken action against the Local Authority to appeal a decision taken to revoke or suspend their private hire license.

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