Law firm announces new director

The promotion is one of several.

Peter Nicholson becomes legal director

Leicester law firm promotes solicitor with nine years' experience to legal director.


Having joined Nelsons in 2018 Peter Nicholson was drawn to the firm's “innovative and dynamic” approach.


Advising businesses and individuals on a wide range of employment law matters including complex cases involving departures, discrimination and whistleblowing, Peter brings a vast level of experience and expertise to the firm.


Peter said: “I am delighted to be offered this promotion. Nelsons has an excellent reputation across the East Midlands and is renowned for being innovative and dynamic.


"I am really grateful for the opportunity to develop my career in such an exciting environment.


“As legal director, I am looking forward taking on a more active leadership role and the challenges that come with that increased responsibility. Above all, however, I am excited about playing my part in further enhancing Nelsons’ high performance culture through which we aim to empower our clients.”


His promotion is one of several that has taken place across Nelsons’ three offices as it continues to develop its employees across a range of its departments.

Peter joins the Nelson team pictured above

Nelsons’ chief executive Stewart Vandermark said: “Peter has been a real asset to the team in Leicester since joining in 2018. His previous experience and hard work has enabled him to progress quickly, and I would like to congratulate him on his promotion – I look forward to seeing him thrive in his new role.”


Peter added: “I’m fortunate enough to work alongside so many exceptionally talented and hardworking individuals, not just within the employment department but across the whole firm.


"Without a doubt, the people, both colleagues and clients, are my favourite element of working here and I’m excited to take on this next chapter in my career.”


Nelsons is a top 200 law firm that also has offices in Nottingham and Derby.

Words by Emily Miller

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