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Alex Nicholson

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

Principal Lecturer and Deputy Head of Law


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.

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