NELSONS Solicitors has expanded its dispute resolution team in Nottingham to 16 members following the hire of James Beat (pictured) as an associate.

Originally from the East Midlands, James moved to Child & Child in London where he qualified in 2007. He then gained 8 years’ post qualification experience with the firm, predominantly in property litigation.

James’ arrival at Nelsons is part of an ongoing growth strategy for the firm. His role will again focus on property litigation, including party wall and rights of light disputes. He will also use his wide experience to assist Nelsons’ dispute resolution team with commercial disputes including landlord and tenant issues, contractual disputes, rights of way, planning appeals, boundary disputes, disrepair and nuisance claims, and injunction applications.

James said: “The Nottingham dispute resolution team is ranked in tier one in the Legal 500 and is well respected across the region. It took the right role to persuade me to make the move from the south, and this position very much suits my expertise.

“I’m excited about developing the property litigation services for a firm of Nelsons’ standing and I very much look forward to meeting and assisting the firm’s existing clients. I will also continue to work with clients and contacts from London, including developers, surveyors and property consultants with whom I have worked for a number of years.”

Nottingham dispute resolution partner, Chris Adams said: “James will bring significant experience to the team which will build on and strengthen the range of services which we offer.

“I welcome James not only to Nelsons but also back to the East Midlands and look forward to working with him.”

James is a member of a number of professional bodies including the Property Litigation Association, the Pyramus &Thisbe Club and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

Nelsons has offices throughout the East Midlands in Nottingham, Leicester and Derby.

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