Excellent! I had a great, truly beneficial experience. I recommend Legal English courses even to native speakers! I've learnt here how to write better, more persuasively , using "tips & tricks" that no other school would teach! Thank you Mr. Brady.
- Ranete Ana Maria, lawyer in Bucharest, Romania

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

Denis Lyons BA LLB Barrister-at-Law

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For training purposes, he specialises in teaching Comparative, Company and Commercial Law as well as communication skills for lawyers such as negotiation, presentation, contract drafting and legal writing. He is also highly experienced in teaching business English, communication skills and contract law to overseas executives.  In addition to his work as a trainer, he works as a Barrister for a set of chambers in Middle Temple, London advising on immigration and human rights matters.

His experience as a legal training consultant spans almost twenty years and he has taught at some of Europe's leading International law firms (including Freshfields and Allen & Overy), banks (including BNP/Paribas and Deutsche Zentral Bank), consulting firms (including Pricewaterhouse-Coopers and KPMG) and multinational companies (including BAT and Sony). He has also trained in-house counsel working in the oil, gas, leisure and electronic industries.

 Education & Qualifications:         



2012:                                                                         P.G.C.E. (Law) Institute of Education,       

                                                                                  University of London                                                          

1994:                                                               Barrister-at-Law.

                                                           Admitted Grays Inn Sept.1994


1992:                                                  LLB (Hons).

                                                           University of Westminster


1987:                                                  RSA Diploma T.E.F.L.

                                                           Hammersmith College


1979:                                                  BA (French & Philosophy).

                                                           National University of Ireland, Cork.


1974:                                                  Leaving Certificate.

                                                           Christian Brothers College Cork


Work Experience:


2012- Training consultant and private tutor working for a variety of training providers in the City of London and directly for my own clients. Responsibilities: Devising and delivering training courses in English law and language for overseas lawyers. Also responsible for setting up and running such courses for my own overseas clients.


1994-2012 Law Lecturer and Trainer working freelance for training organisations and third-level institutions including Hawksmere Training, Euromoney, The University of London (Faculty of Law), City of Westminster College, The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.


Subjects Taught: The English Legal System; European law; Contract; Tort; Commercial Law.

Practice skills: Contract Drafting; Negotiation; Presentation/Advocacy; Legal Correspondence.


Responsibilities: Developing and running training courses for overseas lawyers and judges; teaching undergraduate Law students in the UK. Also responsible for devising and delivering training courses for the overseas lawyers of Europe’s largest law firm.


2012-2014: Worked as an Immigration Consultant to a firm of Solicitor-Advocates in Middle Temple, London.


2001-2002: In addition to training consultancy and teaching, also worked as a legal advisor to a firm of will-writers in London.


1993-1994: Bar Vocational Course. Inns of Court School of Law.


1987-1993: Teacher of Legal and Business English. Bell Educational Trust.

Responsibilities: Full-time teaching of general and business English courses to overseas adults. Also responsible for co-ordination, running and delivery of short courses in legal and business English for groups of overseas professionals.


1980-1987: Teacher of English working in Ireland, France, Germany, Sweden and the UK.


Additional Skills: Excellent inter-personal and communication skills. Very good presentational and writing skills developed in a wide variety of professional contexts over the years. Language skills include fluent French, good working knowledge of German, Italian, Gaelic, Latin and some Swedish.


In addition to academic skills, I have also developed a wide range of practical skills including analytical and problem-solving skills acquired through the various consultative, advisory, representative and educational work I have undertaken with people from a wide variety of different backgrounds.


Familiar with standard word and windows software applications.


Interests: Literature, History, Politics, Music, Sport, Socialising, Travel.


References: On request

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Legal English Course
Intellectual Property English
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Contract and Legal Document Drafting Course
Company and Corporate Law
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Legal English Vocabulary - Free course
Oil and Gas law and legal vocabulary
Arbitration Law and Practice Course
Persuasive writing for lawyers
FIDIC Construction Contract Course