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Nelson Guest & Partners was established in 1984 by Stephen A. Nelson. Stephen was previously a partner at Judge and Priestley later leaving to start Nelson Guest and Partners and building what has become one of the most successful practices in London.

After initially becoming one of the first in the country to secure a legal aid franchise, Stephen has since increasingly moved towards advocacy services in addition to the litigation experience, he had previously acquired. After successfully being admitted as a Higher Courts Advocate over twenty years ago, he has since conducted numerous murder trials, high profile fraud cases as well as a myriad of other complex work.

The firm went onto do a wide range of both private and Legally Aided criminal defence and regulatory work. This was always geared at assisting those in vulnerable situations and trying to provide a boutique service geared at the particular needs of the individual.

The firm has extended its range of services to include Power of Attorney in order in order to further assist those who may find themselves keen to make contingency plans for either their financial or mental competency in the future, or in the alternative just to plan for the future.