Our Expertise

Nigel Weller and Co. have experience in dealing with a wide range of criminal offences, including serious and organised crime. The firm specilaise in animal welfare law and prosecutions brought under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. 

Nigel Weller and Co. hold a legal aid contract. 

When you make contact with the firm we will discuss your financial position with you and where appropriate we can apply for Legal Aid on your behalf. If granted this means that you will not have to worry about our fees. 

Please contact us to see if you are entitled to legal aid funding. 


Nigel Weller and Co. work closely with a number of veterinary experts when we are considering the case against you. 

We will always consult with a veterinary expert to give you the best possible defence.

The experts we work with are leaders in their fields of veterinary science. 

We also receive training from our experts so that we have built up an in depth knowledge of veterinary science, ethics and welfare. 



Nigel Weller and Co. have in depth knowledge and experience of the often complex legal issues in animal welfare cases, as well as criminal cases in general. 

It is imperative that when you are being investigated for Animal  Welfare Offences that you contact solicitors who specialize in this area of law. 

Nigel Weller and Co have a the vital knowledge and understanding of the way in which prosecutions are brought by the RSPCA to provide you with assistance at every stage from the moment your animals are seized

The firm prides itself on our legal knowledge which often results in full acquittals of our clients. For more details please see the News and Blogs section of the website. 

Nigel Weller and Co. understand the enormous stress and pressure that criminal investigations and prosecutions put on peoples lives. 

Our team are always here for you to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. 

We will assist you at all court hearings and will always make time to travel to you if you are unable to attend our offices. 


Section 20 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, is often used by the RSPCA to try and transfer the Legal Ownership of your animals to themselves, using a Court Order. 

Our team have a welath of experience in succesfully dealing with these applications. 

Please read our page dedicated to Section 20.