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Nelsons Solicitors Limited

Work 0115 958 6262
Derby, Leicester, Nottingham

Notable Cases: Nelsons Solicitors

Commercial Property

Radleigh Group Ltd

Nelsons advised and acted for residential developer, Radleigh Group Ltd on the acquisition of a residential development site with another developer for over 500 housing units.

The firm also advised the company as after the construction had commenced on the housing units it was discovered that one of the neighbouring properties to the development had moved their boundary fencing significantly encroaching on the client’s land. This caused a significant issue, potentially causing the Radleigh Group Ltd to be in breach of its planning permissions and ultimately impacting upon the entire development.

The team were instructed to apply for an injunction to prevent the trespass, but the case was resolved after a pre-action letter, resulting in the reinstatement of the boundary.


BAE Systems Pension Funds Trustees Limited v (1) Bowmer & Kirkland Limited (2) Geofirma Soils Engineering Limited (3) Twintec Limited (3) T E Little & K Bert t/a The Sprigg Little Partnership

Henkel Limited v (1) Bowmer & Kirkland Limited (2) Geofirma Soils Engineering Limited (3) Twintec Limited (4) Peter Haddon & Partners (5) The Sprigg Little Partnership (6) GVA Grimley

Nelsons has been instructed by Twintec Limited in the above two sets of proceedings, following the successful settlement of a similar matter for Twintec in February 2015. The claim raises complex and technical arguments over the design, construction and pouring of a fibre reinforced ground bearing concrete floor slab.

The dispute relates to the design and construction of a warehouse and distribution centre in Winsford, Cheshire, with Twintec being a subcontractor engaged in the design and/or construction of a fibre reinforced floor slab, built upon vibro-compacted ground.

Whilst the works were undertaken in 2004 and completed in 2006, issues have now arisen as to the design and construction of the ground bearing floor slab.

This dispute is substantial, with both sets of claims being for an unlimited amount.

Corporate & Commercial


Nelsons advised leading regional accountancy practice PKF Cooper Parry on its merger with leading Birmingham accountancy practice Clement Keys, thus establishing PKF presence in the West Midlands and creating the largest independent firm of chartered accountants in the Midlands with revenues of £30million.


Robin Hood plc in Liquidation [2015] EWHC 2289 (reported case)

Nelsons represented the Liquidators of this listed company at the appeal following the successful trial for wrongful trading. The company ran the high profile Tales of Robin Hood tourist attraction in Nottingham. It has been widely commented upon, blogged about and discussed and it is an important case in the development of the law for wrongful trading cases pursuant to s214 Insolvency Act 1986; and ultimately continues to illustrate the difficulty Liquidators face in pursuing these claims.

The appeal ultimately proved unsuccessful and as is now widely reported it is difficult to see many cases being bought in the future for this claim. This was a case of some significance in this area and reflects the skill and expertise of the team.



Nelsons act for Derbyshire County Cricket Club and assisted the club on:

  • Registration of the purchase of freehold of Elite Performance Centre, 3aaa County Ground,Derby.
  • Reporting same to solicitors for Derby City Council under its Funding Agreement with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
  • License to Assign to Days Inn to enable conversion of the ‘on-site’ hotel into a Travelodge.
  • Construction documentation for the new Media Centre Building at 3aaaa County Ground, Derby and Agreement for Lease and Lease of third Floor to A H Bell & Co Ltd, insurance brokers.

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