Legal English Online – Seminar speakers

Seminar Speakers


Richard Brady

Richard Brady qualified as a lawyer in 1976 but 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 specialist Insurance advisor. Richard qualified as a teacher of English as a foreign language in 2003.

For the last 10 years he has been teaching legal English, law, and practical legal skills, to lawyers and judiciary in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East where he has trained the lawyers of many of the major law companies in these regions. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Dubai on Oil and Gas Law, and International Arbitration. Richard is the head of the British Legal Centre.

Richard Brady CV


David Williams

David is an experienced solicitor from private practice who is well known for his ability in commercial 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.

David Williams CV


Nick Johnson

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 and is our leading M&A, Venture Capital and Capital Markets trainer.

Nick Johnson CV


Denis Lyons

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.

Denis has developed a number of training programmes to teach non-lwyers to draft commercial contracts.

Denis Lyons CV


Ronan FitzSimmons

Ronan M.D.FitzSimmons 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.

Ronan FitzSimmons CV