Nelsons Snaps Up Derby Rival

From left to right: Ian Griffiths, Tim Hastings and Julie Marson

From left to right: Ian Griffiths, Tim Hastings and Julie Marson

Employing 48 people in Derby including ten partners and 28 fee earners, Bondholder Nelsons Solicitors has announced it has bought Derby-based rival Moody and Woolley.

We are delighted to unite with Moody and Woolley, a move which is part of our continued strategy to grow our business by acquisition.
— Tim Hastings, Chief Executive at Nelsons Solicitors

Moody and Woolley was established in Derby in 1846 offering legal advice across a wide range of sectors - the firm of 32 employees is headed by Julie Marson and equity partner Ian Griffiths, who will retire from the business but remain as consultants during the transition. Marson will stay at Nelsons for an additional six months.

Moody and Woolley is a Derby firm which has a long history and a great reputation.
— Tim Hastings, Chief Executive at Nelsons Solicitors

The Moody and Woolley team will initially remain in its St Mary's Gate offices under the Nelsons name.