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Mr Alex Nicholson LLB (Hons), PGCert, PGDip, MBA, SFHEA, Sol

Principal Lecturer and Deputy Head of Law


Summary

Alex Nicholson is a solicitor, academic and educationist. He joined Sheffield Hallam University in July 2014 and has served as the Deputy Head of Law since November 2016.  Alex graduated with a First in Law from the University of Sheffield, where he went on to complete a post graduate diploma in Legal Practice. Before he became a university lecturer, Alex ran his own video production business for seven years and then was a practising solicitor at a global law firm, where he specialised in commercial litigation and acted for a range of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 clients.  His academic expertise lies predominantly in the field of contract law, but he has also published on legal education and strategic management.  

Alex is: a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and peer reviewer for the Legal Studies journal; a member of the Association of Law Teachers and peer reviewer for the Law Teacher journal; and a member of the Law Society, with a full practising certificate.

Publications

Nicholson, A., & Johnston, P. (2020). The value of a law degree - part 3: a student perspective. The Law Teacher. http://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2020.1843900

Nicholson, A. (2020). The value of a law degree - part 2: a perspective from UK providers. The Law Teacher. http://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2020.1781483

Nicholson, A., & Pakgohar, A. (2020). Lean Thinking in a UK University Law Clinic: A Reflective Case Study. International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 27 (1), 171-203. https://www.northumbriajournals.co.uk/index.php/ijcle/article/view/816

Nicholson, A. (2019). The value of a law degree. Law Teacher. http://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2019.1633117

Marson, J., Ferris, K., & Nicholson, A. (2018). Brexit means Brexit: What does it mean for the Protection of Third Party Victims and the Road Traffic Act? Statute Law Review, 39 (2), 211-227. http://doi.org/10.1093/slr/hmx006

Nicholson, A. (2018). Should the penalty rule in contract law be abolished? A biblical answer to an apparently irreligious question. European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 24 (1). http://webjcli.org/article/view/595/789

Marson, J., Ferris, K., & Nicholson, A. (2017). Irreconcilable differences? The Road Traffic Act and the European Motor Vehicle Insurance Directives. The Journal of Business Law, 1, 51-70.

Nicholson, A. (2017). Research-informed teaching: a clinical approach. Law Teacher, 51 (1), 40-55. http://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2015.1073503

Nicholson, A. (2016). Too entrenched to be challenged? A commentary on the rule against contractual penalties post Cavendish v Makdessi and ParkingEye v Beavis. European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 22 (3). http://webjcli.org/article/view/498/670

Dickinson, J., & Nicholson, A. (2015). Supreme Court closes another vicarious liability loophole: Woodland V Swimming Teachers Association. European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 21 (2).

Presentations

Nicholson, A. (2020). Global Legal Strategy. Presented at: Sheffield Hallam University Executive MBA Masterclass Series

Nicholson, A. (2020). The value of a law degree: a perspective from UK providers. Presented at: The Chinese University of Hong Kong's Directions in Legal Education Conference

Nicholson, A. (2020). Strategic Marketing. Presented at: Executive Group CPD Programme, Northern Ambition Academies Trust

Nicholson, A. (2019). The value of a law degree. Presented at: Association of Law Teachers' international Annual Conference

Nicholson, A. (2017). Research-informed teaching: a clinical approach. Presented at: Association of Law Teachers' international Annual Conference

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