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

Ronan M.D.Fitzsimons Solicitor and Notary Public

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                        March 2010                                  International House, Belfast



                        November 2008                          Qualified as Notary Public


                        February 1995                             Qualified as Solicitor


                        June 1992                                     College of Law, London

                                                                                Law Society Finals Examinations


                        June 1991                                     Common Professional Examinations in Law


                        1977-1983                                    University of Aberdeen

MA Hons 2(ii) in Spanish and Portuguese


                        1977                                               St. Colman’s College, Newry, Northern Ireland

                                                                                A Levels:

                                            Maths, A; Physics, A; Chemistry, B


                        1974                                               Abbey Grammar School, Newry

                                                                                15 O Levels






1980 -1981                                                                         British Council, Madrid.    

                                                                                              EFL to adults from Beginner to Cambridge Proficiency



1983 -1984                                                                         President of Aberdeen University Students’ Union


1985 -1988                                                                         ASA Tokyo   eaching English for Business and Economics in small groups

                                                                                              A- Space Agency Translation work (French, Spanish, Portuguese to English)


    1988 -1994                                                                         Freelance 1-to-1 teaching

Part-time EFL and ESL to Japanese Business Executives, London

1995 – 2010                                                                         Working as a qualified solicitor in London, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland in the following areas:    

Shipping Law, Insurance Law, Company and Commercial Law, Civil Litigation, Property Law, Family Law, Probate and Trusts Law, Criminal Law

                              June - September 2010                                                    University of Birmingham (English for International Students Unit)  Tutor on Pre- Sessional  Business Management                                                                                                                English Course


                             June– September 2011                                                      INTO University of Newcastle – Tutor on Pre-Sessional  Academic English Programme


                            June- September 2012                                                        University of Manchester Language Centre Pre sessional English Course Tutor


                        September 2012- Present                                                     Online work: Associate at Tec.edits (advising Japanese patent lawyers) and English language tuition (online) for Gala University, ISUS and HQ English, freelance translation; Spanish and French;


                        June 2013- September 2013                                                Sheffield Hallam University – Tutor on Pre Sessional Academic English Course


                            June 2014- September 2014                                                University of London, Royal Holloway – Tutor on Pre Sessional Academic English Course

                            June 2015- September 2015                                                University of Bath Spa- Tutor on Pre Sessional Academic English Course

                            June 2016-September 2016                                                 University of Bristol-Tutor on Pre-sessional Academic English Course





·         Fluent in Spanish and French, Excellent spoken Japanese and Portuguese

·         Computer literate

·         Modern Languages, travel, music and sports





Dr John McKenny

Senior Lecturer,

British University of Dubai

00971 4 279 1400 Ext: 443

email: john.mckenny@buid.ac.ae


Dr. Sophia Stavrakakis,


University of London, Royal Holloway,





Ms Sophia Butt,



University of Birmingham




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