Once again I would like to thank you for the course you’ve delivered last week and for having given me personally some grounds, knowledge and tools to maintain my position in my daily talks to our legal group when bidding for a job we’re tasked to work on a customer-provided draft contract in an effort to tailor it to meet our internal standards and to align it with the commercial proposal we make.
I would be pleased to continue on the training courses you offer in the future, please add my e-mail address to your distribution list. I’ve also circulated the word on your international legal English certificate course you’re planning to have in Almaty among my colleagues.
- Yevgeniy YEVGRAFOV, Parker Drilling Company International Limited, Kazakhstan
Let me begin by thanking you for the Contract Drafting course. It was extremely clear and useful, especially for a "civil law" user, given that our remedies are slightly different. What I appreciated the most were the lectures re representations, warranties, indemnities.
I have already recommended my colleagues to also join this course.
- Alessandro Chiarenza, Malta. Jan 2018
I must say that I had a wonderful time at the training and I learnt a lot. Lawyers in Anglo-Saxon countries say that the English language is a tool of their trade,yet so many don't use it effectively. The training equipped me with the necessary skills to use English legal writing to communicate more effectively.
- Denis Nono, Supervisor legal affairs, Uganda Tax Authority
Legal English teachers: practicing British lawyers
Peter James Walker
Peter Walker, a British Chartered Building Surveyor and Project Manager, formerly, an Equity Partner in Gardiner & Theobald LLP a UK firm of Surveyors. Based in Central Europe and responsible for creating Gardiner & Theobald`s Ukrainian operation in 2008 & Croatian office in 2005. Walker has been responsible for many aspects of the Real Estate management processes for projects & buildings throughout Europe.
Following Gardiner & Theobald`s withdrawal from Central Europe, Walker acquired Gardiner & Theobald`s Ukrainian operation to continue with existing commitments in the region.
Robert A. Creo has over 40 years of experience as an attorney, arbitrator, mediator, and educator, including as in-house counsel, and a practitioner in solo and small firms. Since 1991 he has served as an adjunct law professor. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University School of Law, and the University of Pittsburgh from 2001 – 2012. He was the founding President of the International Academy of Mediators and the co-founder of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI). He has authored numerous publications including: Alternative Dispute Resolution: Law Procedure and Commentary. As an advocate or Arbiteur, he has handled thousands of cases in diverse practice areas including commercial, construction, personal injury, real estate, malpractice, family, employment and labor. The PA Lawyer magazine of the PBA publishes his column, The Effective Lawyer. He frequently presents and writes on topics such as ADR, advocacy, decision making, negotiation, and the soft skills prized in the legal marketplace.
Rosalyn Sheehy is a Solicitor and an experienced international lawyer with legal experience in magic circle firms in Cayman Islands, Dubai, London and Dublin. Rosalyn is experienced in the area of mutual funds, off-shore company formation and commercial property transactions. Rosalyn was awarded a Law Degree from the University of Wales, and then completed a post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Law, London. Rosalyn is a passionate educator/linguist and is CELTA certified. She has spent the last year in London teaching advanced English, preparing foreign professionals for the CAE (Cambridge Advanced Exam).
Ronan M.D.Fitzsimons Solicitor and Notary Public
Ronan M.D.Fitzsimons has been a Solicitor in the UK for over 20 years. In that time he has also qualified as a teacher of English as a foreign language and had many years experience teaching and training young lawyers in different universities in the UK.
Ronan has a large amount of experience in training in Arbitration Law and Practice and Mediation Law and Practice.
Ronan is Fluent in French and Spanish and also spoken Japanese and Portuguese.
Denis Lyons BA LLB Barrister-at-Law
Denis Lyons is a lawyer and experienced legal trainer. He holds degrees in Philosophy (National University of Ireland) and Law (University of Westminster, London), a PGCE from the Institute of Education (University of London) and a Diploma in teaching English to Adults (DELTA)
He was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Grays Inn in 1994. Since then, he has worked as a training consultant writing and teaching courses in English law, language and communication for overseas lawyers in the UK and abroad. His work as a legal trainer has mostly been with overseas commercial and corporate lawyers; both in-house counsel and those in private practice. He has worked as a visiting lecturer at London University teaching The English Legal System, Contract Law and Professional Ethics and for the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London) training judges from China and Thailand.
Nick Johnson studied law at King‘s College, London. He became a lawyer (solicitor) in 1992. Before founding JŠK, he worked for several law firms in London, Tokyo and Prague.
Nick has been working as a lawyer for more than 20 years, advising banks, corporations and governments on M&A projects, privatization, corporate and commercial matters in the UK, Japan, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Saudi Arabia. Nick has worked across most business sectors, with a particular focus on telecommunications.
Nick is an of-counsel at JŠK.
Richard Brady qualified as a lawyer in 1976 and re-qualified in Banking and Insurance in 1997 following his experience of running an insurance company in the Middle East. He then spent 6 years working in the City of London as a financial adviser. Richard qualified as a teacher of English as a foreign language in 2003.
For the last 15 years he has been teaching legal English, law and practical legal skills to lawyers in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Gulf and has trained the lawyers of many of the major law companies in these regions. Richard is the head of the British Legal Centre.
David is an experienced solicitor from private practice who is well known for his ability in residential property law. Consistently recognised for his ability to cut through legal jargon to provide clear unambigious advice for clients; his ability to explain and draft contracts relating to property and employment have made him an ideal trainer of contract law and contract drafting.
David has also worked in a wide range of legal practices, gaining experience in joining and working effectively and quickly in a range of cultures, taking on board existing caseloads whilst simultaneously developing new business.