Blackfords LLP

Jennifer Richardson

Solicitor-Advocate

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.

Crime

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 extends to general crime including drugs 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.

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.

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.

Licencing

Jennifer has developed a 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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