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Nick Southwell LLB (Hons)

Associate, solicitor

I’m an associate solicitor working in the dispute resolution team.

When working with my clients, I am approachable and informal, making sure they have confidence in my ability to act on their behalf.

I think laterally and strategically when it comes to problem-solving and negotiations, always considering the commercial realities of a claim and assessing each case on its individual merits.

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T 01242 542941 E nick.southwell@willans.co.uk

Key skills

I can help you with:

  • Contentious will, trust and probate claims
  • professional negligence claims
  • intellectual property disputes
  • breach of contract claims
  • landlord and tenant disputes
  • property claims.

Experience highlights

  • Acting on behalf of a defendant client in the High Court in a contested claim for an alleged breach of contract and infringement of copyright. The case was determined after a five-day trial which led to an enquiry into damages which ultimately settled at mediation. This was a case which involved complicated disputes of both law and fact and my client was very pleased with the settlement that was achieved at mediation.
  • We acted for our client as defendant in contested proceedings issued by her mother against the estate of her late husband under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. This was a very complicated dispute involving multiple parties and was important to our client as it concerns the property, she has resided in for the past 20 years and the extent of her interest in the estate.
  • ""..a first port of call in complex multi-party disputes.""
    The Legal 500 UK
  • "Senior associate Nick Southwell is ‘a safe pair of hands’ who is singled out for his ‘practical and commercial approach to litigation'"
    The Legal 500 UK
  • "Senior associate Nick Southwell is experienced in a wide variety of commercial disputes."
    The Legal 500 UK

Nick Southwell LLB (Hons) can help you with a range of services

Litigation & dispute resolution
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Mediation
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Property litigation
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Property disputes
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Professional negligence
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Negligence & contract disputes
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Intellectual property disputes
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Inheritance & trust disputes
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Disputes
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Contractual disputes
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