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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. James specialises in all types of commercial property law matters, including development projects and acquisitions and disposals.

James' caseload consists, in the main, of complex development work mostly for private sector clients but also for lenders and clients in the social housing sector.

James has gained considerable experience in creative residential, retail and mixed-use development projects in cities across the country. He acts as lead lawyer and so provides a single point of contact giving access to the range of services Nelsons offer. 

He also deals with high value acquisitions and disposals; sales and leaseback transactions; securitisations; options and promotion agreements.

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: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Nelsons Solicitors Limited¬†provides ‚Äėexcellent service at all levels‚Äô. Practice head James Coningsby¬†is particularly noted for his property expertise, although the team handles employment, corporate and education matters, as well as contentious and non-contentious probate and trust mandates. Court of Protection specialist Richard Grosberg¬†is also recommended. Clients include the McNally Browson Foundation which the team advised on its obligations under trust and charity law, and the Nottingham Industrial Museum, which instructed the group to assist with ongoing charity advice and administration services. The National Space Centre and the Congregational Federation are also clients.

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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 specialises in property finance, residential development and property work in the charities and education sectors. James Coningsby, the main adviser in the Leicester office, is especially well-versed in urban development work, but the team also fields a strong practice in refinancing work. Led by Coningsby, the group recently advised Abode Hallam on the disposal of a £32m PRS Development in Sheffield by way of forward funding sale, leveraging the team’s construction and planning expertise. In other work, the department acted for GS Developments on its £2.35m acquisition of a development site at Abbey Meadows in Leicester. Aimrok Holdings, Shalis and Kenworth also instructed the team. Associate Ian Sanders joined BHW Solicitors.

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