Published on 14/09/2021
Dr Steve Allen
  • Dr Steve Allen awarded honorary degree by Aston University
  • He has been honoured in recognition of his contribution to commercial law
  • Dr Allen is a commercial litigation and arbitration lawyer with over 30 years’ experience.

Aston University has awarded an honorary degree to the head of the Birmingham office of the national law firm Mills & Reeve LLP.

Dr Steve Allen was awarded an honorary doctorate this week from Aston University in recognition of his contribution to commercial law.

Steve is a commercial litigation and arbitration lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in resolving high value and complex disputes, particularly those with an international element.

He is listed in the Legal 500 ‘Hall of Fame’ and in Chambers UK as a ‘Ranked Lawyer’. In 2010 he was the inaugural winner of the International Solicitor of the Year Award from the Birmingham Law Society.

Steve is also President of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and Regional Chair for the Midlands for the British Chambers of Commerce.

He appears in the Birmingham Post’s Power 250 list of the Midlands’ most influential people and is currently a Visiting Fellow of International Law at Aston University.

Jonathan Fortnam, Dean of Aston Law School, said:

“Aston Law School roots its approach in the business environment. We prepare students for a diverse range of careers in law and other industries.

“I am delighted that Aston University has recognised Steve with this award. As a Visiting Fellow of International Law at Aston Law School, he is an inspiring role model for our students.”

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long-established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston University was named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian and the University’s full time MBA programme has been ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking. The Aston MBA has been ranked 12th in the UK and 85th in the world. The University also has TEF Gold status in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 

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