On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Aaron Singh

Nelsons has strengthened its commerce and technology team with the addition of a new solicitor.

Aaron Singh, who qualified in 2019, has re-joined the East Midlands-based law firm from Else Solicitors.

He will specialise in commercial agreements, data protection, e-commerce terms and website contracts and provide corporate support in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, company formations and general company administration.

He said: “I am delighted to be back working at such a prominent law firm, whose reputation is ever-growing. Having worked at the firm previously as a paralegal in 2017, I was excited by the opportunity of returning.

“Nelsons is an innovative firm that invests in its employees and offers comprehensive development opportunities, which is one of the reasons that attracted me back. Going forward, I am excited to continue developing my knowledge and expertise while working with clients in achieving their goals.”

Elsewhere, The University of Derby has created a new senior role in order to drive its strategic ambitions for research excellence, knowledge exchange and commercial and enterprise activities.

Professor Warren Manning has become the university’s first provost – innovation and research.

Professor Warren Manning

Manning joined Derby in January 2018 from De Montfort University where he was pro vice-chancellor dean for the faculty of Business and Law.

He said: “I am delighted to be moving into the role of provost – innovation and research. The opportunity to take on the challenge of delivering excellence in innovation and research for the University of Derby is compelling.”

Professor Kathryn Mitchell DL, vice-chancellor of the University of Derby, added: “Warren brings a thorough and wide-ranging knowledge of the Higher Education environment from his previous roles at Derby and other universities, with experience of driving transformation at a strategic level. I welcome his approach to working with industry and local partners to deliver high quality and in-depth innovation.”