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CBI Director joins Richard Nelson Solicitors
Former CBI Regional Director for the East Midlands, Paul Southby, joins national law firm Richard Nelson Solicitors to head up commercial and civil dispute resolution
“This is an exciting opportunity,”
“We are really pleased that Paul has agreed to join us,” commented senior partner Richard Nelson. “We have known Paul for many years and feel that his particular mix of skills will fit extremely well within the spread of services we offer. The profile which he so clearly has within the business sector in the East Midlands will, I am sure, help us to help businesses even more in these current, difficult times.”
Paul, who is a graduate of Sheffield University, qualified as a solicitor in 1982. Having worked with several leading commercial firms in London over the following five years, in 1987 he later became a partner with Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield and Eversheds in Nottingham. From1997 to 2008 he was a commercial litigation partner at Browne Jacobson LLP. In January 2008 he became the CBI’s regional director for the East Midlands. There he was a member of the East Midlands Regional Economic Cabinet from September 2008 to its demise at the 2010 general election.
Paul has nearly 30 years experience dealing with commercial litigation and civil disputes including cases involving trade libel & malicious falsehood, sports disciplinary, partnership disputes, company law (including warranty disputes and shareholder claims), contract disputes, health sector issues, debt recovery and various regulatory matters including defended health and safety and environmental prosecutions.
“I believe that my past and recent experience are an ideal match for the range of services provided by Richard Nelson Solicitors,”
Paul lives in Nottingham, and is a trustee of Clean Rivers Trust, a member of Nottingham Playhouse Trust, and a director of RideWise a Nottingham based not for profit cycling training company.
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Richard Nelson Solicitors, who have offices in offices in Nottingham, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol, deal with a wide range of regulatory, criminal and business related matters including legal, medical and sports law related investigations, fraud, money laundering, confiscation, disciplinary matters, employment, and matters involving companies and directors. The firm is a member of the Very High Cost Case Panel and were founder members of Specialist Fraud Panel, the Serious Fraud Association (of which Richard Nelson is still the secretary) and was a founder member of the Complex Case Practitioners' Group. It also has membership of the Association for Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.