Resolving private conflicts

Civil Litigation

Civil disputes are disputes between individuals or between a private individual and an organisation. Whether you have had a disagreement with another person over a Will, issues surrounding an elderly or incapacitated relative, or a contractual dispute with a business, our team of expert civil litigation solicitors in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham can provide you with legal advice and can help resolve the conflict.

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How our civil litigation solicitors can assist

Our team of civil litigation solicitors has many years of experience resolving disputes for members of the public, consumers, property owners and service providers. We can provide advice and assistance on a wide range of civil litigation matters, including disputes involving:

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Why choose us?

  • Expertise – Our team, which is recommended by the independently-researched publication, The Legal 500, are specialists in civil litigation, with a deep understanding of the Civil Procedure Rules and a track record of successful outcomes.
  • Client-centric approach – We always aims to provide a bespoke, efficient and personal service, which empowers our clients. During initial discussions, we establish what you wish to achieve and then put in place a strategy to fulfil that aim. We work with you to resolve the problem at the earliest possible stage through negotiation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation. Court action is a last resort but, if your case gets there, our team puts forward the best possible case, never losing sight of your objectives.
  • Transparent communication – We believe in keeping you informed every step of the way, ensuring you understand the process and your options.
  • Cost-effective solutions – We offer clear pricing structures and strive to resolve disputes outside of Court whenever possible to minimize costs


  • "Nelsons...has a sizeable contentious trusts and probate team that frequently handles disputes concerning high value estates..."

    The Legal 500
  • "...The team displays strong expertise in Inheritance Act claims, complex challenges to wills, court of protection and defamation matters..."

    The Legal 500 (Continued)
  • "...Practice head Kevin Modiri and his team are 'sensible and pragmatic' and frequently deliver client training and CPD seminars.”

    The Legal 500 (Continued)
  • "The solicitors that work for Nelsons are all perfectionists who work hard to sort out your cases and are also caring people taking you through what is happening with everything."

    The Legal 500 2023
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