Richard Nelson LLP has announced the appointment of new partner Steve Roberts to bolster its fraud and regulatory department.

Roberts, who joined the firm’s Cardiff office in 2008, has been promoted to partner two years after becoming an associate. His specialties include large-scale fraud and white-collar crime investigations and court proceedings. He’s also an expert in handling motoring and transport cases.

Steve’s experience has helped Richard Nelson LLP set up the specialist legal advice website for motorists, and he regularly appears on behalf of Richard Nelson LLP clients at magistrate’s courts and the Traffic Commissioner’s office.

Senior partner Richard Nelson said: ‘I’m pleased to announce that Steve has agreed to join us in partnership. He’s a real asset to our company and has proven time and again that he’s an integral part of this business, whether dealing with minor criminal matters or national high-profile cases.

‘This is a major milestone in Steve’s career and I’m confident he will continue to help drive our business forward in his new role.’

After studying law and completing his LPC at Cardiff University, Steve began his training with a general criminal firm based in South Wales, where he specialised in criminal law after qualifying in 2005.

‘I look forward to playing a vital role in the future growth of the firm,’ said Steve, ‘and I’m relishing the prospect of the challenge ahead in these exciting times.’