One of the largest law firms in the East Midlands, Nelsons offers one-stop solutions to the legal needs of businesses and individuals. Founded in Nottingham in the early 1980's, we have also become a major force in Leicester and Derby. Through dynamic growth, mergers and acquisitions, we have built specialist teams with over 130 lawyers meeting the wide ranging needs of businesses and individuals throughout the East Midlands, and beyond.

Serviced Areas

  • Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, East Midlands, UK

Contact Details

  Website
  City Derby
  Postcode DE1 3WD
  Address Sterne House/Lodge La
  Phone Number 013 3237 2372
  Tollfree 0800 024 1976

Products & Services

Accident & Medical Claims

Our team has extensive experience in personal injury and medical negligence claims. We can assist you with making a compensation claim for your injuries and provide advice and support throughout the process.


Divorce & Separation Solicitors

If you are having issues with your partner, we know that this is a difficult and emotional time at which you will need prompt and expert guidance and support.

Our experienced team of divorce solicitors can help you. We have one of the largest team of specialist family solicitors in Nottingham, Leicester and Derby. Our expertise is recognised by the independent directories The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

As well as helping married couples and civil partners, we also provide services to unmarried couples – whether handling a break-up or planning in case you should go your separate ways in the future.

Customer Testimonials

Nelsons are fantastic. Fast, reliable service. Communication is superb. Would definitely recommend their conveyancing service for house buying/selling.


Chris Huntingford at Nelsons was the gent looking after our recent house sale/purchase....What an amazing job he did!! Chris was always at hand when needed and nothing was a problem for him. Any questions we fired his way were always answered confidently, quickly, and in a clear, easy to understand way. I would not hesitate to use Nelsons and Chris again. Chris made what can be a very stressful and anxious time run as smooth as it possibly could.


Writing using my fathers email-after a surprising application to the family court I was recommended to contact Melanie Bridgen. A decision that facilitated a moral and fair outcome for my sons future. My child's welfare remained central whilst taking in to account the facts , past and present .I was encouraged from the outset to work towards a quick and amicable agreement to help prevent enormous costs. As the respondent this was achieved ...thank you Melanie and Nelsons for your morality and ethical practice of family law.


When you are dealing with delicate and emotionally charged kinship cases you need an empathetic, confident and supportive solicitor who knows how the process works in detail but can explain the law in simple English. We were very fortunate to commission Melanie Bridgen, Partner at Nelson's Solicitors who ticked all our 'boxes', was very professional, approachable and has an open communication style. Critically she was successful in achieving our desired outcome.


Shelly Scott was an amazing help. Went above and beyond for me during such a tough time of divorce. Really appreciate everything she did. Great service. Would definitely recommend.

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From Our Website

Nelsons was formed in 1983 byTim 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. At Nelsons, we look to empower our clients, to give them a voice, fight for them, help them seek justice and steer them through the complex legal issues they face.


Robust agreements and contracts are a vital part of any business. Whether you are setting-up a new business or are planning to expand your organisation, it's important to obtain specialist legal advice. At Nelsons, our commercial solicitors focus on building client relationships that work. For us, that means understanding your business, your challenges and your vision, and to provide a bespoke service. For you, it means obtaining sound legal advice and cost-effective, innovative solutions. Our team have many years' experience advising businesses on their agreements and contracts.


Our Notary services means we act independently and verify documents that carry legal implications. A Notary verifies, authenticates and records deeds, documents and facts for cross-border transactions, performing a vital function for individuals and international trade and business. Please note, we carry professional indemnity liability cover of 30,000,000 which is in excess of the minimum level of cover specified by the Master of the Faculties. Therefore we limit the level of our liability to you to 30,000,000.


Corporate transactions are about teamwork. Our corporate finance solicitorsplay their part with commitment and expertise, never losing sight of the bigger picture. Our solicitors' experience spans the full spectrum of corporate law from acquisitions and disposals to capital finance, re-structuring and succession planning. With a careful eye for detail, strategic thinking and proactive approach, our lawyers are a valuable ally in any corporate environment. You can find out more about our specialist services by contacting us 0800 024 1976or via our online formto find out how our corporate services lawyers could help you.


As long as you can be confident in your Trustees, setting up a Trust fund offers opportunities to manage your family's future security in a Tax efficient way, both during your lifetime and after your death. At Nelsons, we have an expert team of Trust solicitors who can help you or your familyset-up a Trust in your lifetime or in your Will, so you can be confident about your/their future financial security. However the Trust is set-up, the Trustees have to manage the assets for the benefit of the Beneficiaries according to the terms of the Will or Trust deed.