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Nelsons Solicitors Limited

PENNINE HOUSE, 8 STANFORD STREET, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 7BQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 958 6262
DX:
10029 NOTTINGHAM-1
Email:
Web:
www.nelsonslaw.co.uk
Derby, Leicester, Nottingham

Nelsons was formed in 1983 as an independent partnership with Tim Hastings and two other solicitors in a small Nottingham office. Since then, we have grown to become one of the leading law firms in the East Midlands with offices in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham, providing support and advice to businesses, individuals and families with their legal and investment needs.

In June 2017, Nelsons’ succession plan was announced which saw Partner Stewart Vandermark become Chief Executive. Tim Hastings, who had been Chief Executive since 2003, became Chairman and remains a member of the board, working alongside Stewart.

Empowering You

At Nelsons, we look to empower our clients, give them a voice, fight for them, help them to seek justice and steer them through the complex legal issues they face. The desire to push ourselves forwards to better serve our clients has been a constant throughout our evolution.

We’ve grown both organically and through several strategic mergers and acquisitions across the East Midlands. In 1999 and 2000, we expanded into Derby and Leicester and in just 18 months acquired seven local firms. The firm’s last acquisition was the historic Derby firm Moody and Woolley in April 2015.

We have always looked to challenge the traditional norms often associated with the legal industry. In 2010, we were one of the first law firms in the region to become a Limited company. Then in 2014, we were granted Alternative Business Structure (ABS) status, which allows our employees who aren’t solicitors – such as those in the management, conveyancing and investment management teams – to become partners.

Our specialist experience and the depth of our resources enables us to offer services to other solicitors in our region through Fusion Legal, a referrals and support network for law firms.

Leading the way

We feature in The Lawyer’s UK 200 Annual Report of the UK’s largest 200 law firms, and in the last 12 months have won the following awards:

  • Large Law Firm of the Year at the Leicestershire Law Society Legal Awards 2019
  • Large Law Firm of the Year at the Derby & District Law Society Awards 2019
  • Solicitor of the Year (Dianne Collins; Personal Injury) at the Derby & District Law Society Awards 2019
  • Deal of the Year with Fairgrove Homes at the East Midlands Brick Awards 2019
  • SME Deal of the Year at the Insider East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2019

We were also shortlisted for The Lawyer Awards 2018 as Law Firm of the Year: The Independents – South and Midlands.

Committed Excellence

We are committed to the concept that all aspects of our operations and services should be of the highest quality and are accredited by Lexcel. This quality mark recognises the commitment of everyone at Nelsons to providing clients with the superior service, which they are entitled to expect.

Our Expertise

We have expertise in commercial and personal law, investment management as well as market-leading online services.

  • Business services cover all aspects of banking and finance and corporate services.
  • Expertise also covers commerce and technology, commercial property, construction and engineering, franchising and intellectual property.
  • Nelsons has one of the largest disputes and debt teams in the East Midlands.
  • Commercial disputes expertise includes contract claims, fraud and asset recovery, IP matters, partnership disputes, and shareholder and director disputes.
  • Nelsons also specialises in debt recovery, pre-legal services, corporate and personal restructuring and insolvency, property litigation and professional negligence.
  • Personal disputes are a particular area of expertise, including contract claims and inheritance claims.
  • The HR and employment team focuses on all aspects of employee rights and workforce management issues for business clients.
  • Accident claims are a particular specialism, including accidents in public places, road traffic accidents, asbestos claims, brain and head injuries, defective products and group actions.
  • Clinical negligence is also a major area of expertise.
  • Nelsons' family team is one of the largest in the East Midlands, with expertise including divorce and separation, domestic violence and matters relating to children.
  • Our private client team advise on residential care planning, powers of attorney and Court of Protection issues.
  • All aspects of wills, trusts and probate, as well as residential conveyancing, are specialisms.
  • Investment management expertise covers the full range of financial strategies and planning including cash flow modelling and specialist pension advice.
  • Nelsons also advises clients based in the charities, education and health and care sectors.

Breakdown of Work                         

Real estate                                     12.8%

Residential property                 4.6%

Corporate                                       9.5%

Employment                                 3.3%

Family                                               10%

Dispute resolution                     26%

Private client                                12.8%

Investment management      9.4%

Personal injury                             11.4%

Other                                                0.2%

In June 2018, we launched our fresh vision and values to capture who we are and where we are heading and internally communicated this to ensure that every employee clearly understands our how, what and why; including our 3 and 10 year targets. In January 2019 we launched our new brand which reflects our vibrant, dynamic and innovative personality.

We have strategic projects in place and are not only looking to achieve growth, but continue to empower our clients and employees in fresh ways relevant for the modern world.

Number of UK partners: 46

Number of other UK fee-earners: 100

  • Number of UK partners: 46
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 98
  • Breakdown of work %
  • Real estate: 18
  • Corporate : 9.2
  • Employment : 3.5
  • Family : 11.6
  • Dispute resolution: 24
  • Private client: 19.8
  • Personal injury : 13.7
  • Other: 0.7

  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

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