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Nelsons Solicitors Limited

Work 0116 222 6666
Fax 0116 222 6650
141220 LEICESTER 19
Derby, Leicester, Nottingham

James Coningsby

Work 0116 222 6663
Nelsons Solicitors Limited

Work Department

Commercial property.


Partner. Areas of practice include retail property; voluntary sector property; commercial and residential development; secured lending; business leases; investment property; planning and environment; and school academy conversion services.


Trained Marrons; qualified 1990; partner Nelsons 2000. Previously partner in Ironsides.


Law Society Property Section; Procon Leicestershire; Commercial Real Estate Legal Association (CRELA).


Tonbridge School; De Montfort University (1987 LLB).


Tennis; playing the double bass.

East Midlands


Within: Transport

Nelsons Solicitors Limited’s team acts for some of the key transport companies and logistics operators, particularly in matters pertaining to commercial property and employment. Corporate partner Duncan Taylor leads the team, which also includes employment specialists Keeley Baigent and Jenny Kinman. Property expert James Coningsby continues to advise Petit Forestier on commercial property management and acquisitions, which recently included the purchase of new premises in Birmingham and renewal of a lease in Southampton. The team is also defending an operator against an unfair dismissal and detrimental treatment claims under whistleblowing legislation.

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East Midlands: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Nelsons Solicitors Limited’s ‘outstanding’ team has ‘excellent’ knowledge and counts the National Space Centre and the Congregational Federation among its clients. The group advises charities on a wide range of matters, including issues related to contentious probate, corporate transactions and commercial property. Recent work saw the team acting for a faith charity during the sale of freehold land and advising a newly formed charity on its obligations under trust and charity law. The team assisted two charitable trusts with their merger, which involved securing merger approval from the Charity Commission, negotiations with the charity’s beneficiaries and a comprehensive review of articles of association and internal policies. James Coningsby heads the practice and Richard Grosberg, who specialises in Court of Protection work, is also recommended.

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East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Commercial property: Elsewhere in the East Midlands

Nelsons Solicitors Limited assists developers, landowners, banks, charities, retailers and education institutions, among others, with a range of transactions and projects. Practice head James Coningsby managed over £20m of secured lending transactions for Cambridge and Counties Bank and advised GS Developments on its purchase of a development site in Leicester. Other highlights included acting for Abode Group in property acquisitions up to a value of £42m, assisting IMAP Student with the refinancing of a £6m mixed-use property, and handling land purchases for Westleigh Partnerships.

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