People: Nelsons; BDO

Ben Cox

Law firm Nelsons has boosted its commercial property team in Leicester, after welcoming a new associate and solicitor.

With more than three years’ experience, Ben Cox qualified as a solicitor in September 2019 and joins Nelsons from Wilkin Chapman Solicitors in Lincoln. He specialises in commercial property, with an interest in construction law, and his role at Nelsons will focus on the retail, residential development, industrial, hospitality and charity sectors.

He said: “I am overjoyed to have joined Nelsons, it’s an ambitious and forward thinking firm with a team that genuinely cares about their clients and places them at the heart of everything they do. The firm already has a strong presence and great reputation in Leicester and the wider East Midlands, which is highlighted by its commitment to expansion and growth for each of its offices.”

Dee Vaghela

Accountancy firm BDO has added to its technology risk assurance team with the appointment of Dee Vaghela.

Vaghela joins the national technology risk assurance practice from EY. Based in the Midlands, his role will see him support new and existing external audit clients leveraging technology solutions, data analytics and controls specialists across our client portfolio. He has particular expertise within the natural resources and energy and manufacturing sectors.

Richard Rose, BDO partner and head of the Midlands said: “Dee’s appointment is part of our continued investment in our wider audit and assurance team and his technology risk experience will complement the expertise of our team in the Midlands and beyond.

“We are seeing increasingly complex audits in the Midlands and across the UK. Over the last few years BDO’s technology and risk assurance team has grown to over 100 partners and colleagues and continues to grow, supporting a wide variety of clients. Having Dee join the team in the Midlands is a boost to our credentials in the region.”

Vaghela added: “BDO has an enviable culture and I look forward to driving growth and working with the team to help clients and our team navigate the changing backdrop and help them succeed.”