Legal English teachers: practicing British lawyers


Richard Brady

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 10 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.

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson studied law at King‘s College, London. He became a lawyer (solicitor) in 1992. 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.

Rosalyn Sheehy

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.

Chris Sykes

Chris, UK Solicitor, has extensive experience of teaching Legal English and Law to lawyers who are not native-English speakers. He taught CPD course for Solicitors in Hong Kong - taught on the Universidad Internacional de Andalucia, Spain (UNIA) Masters programme and taught Lawyer summer school in Spain.

Before he became a legal English and Law teacher Chris worked at Maguires Solicitors, Manchester - November 2010 - January 2012 and, before that from November 2008 - November 2010 he was a Solicitor in the Complex Crime department of Legal 500 rated law firm.

Robert A.Creo

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.

Sofia Parastatidou

Sofia conducts one-to-one and group courses in multinational and state companies and professional associations Collaborates with Training Entities In Italy (training courses in law and English for Lawyers, Accountants, Notaries) Professional Association for Accountants and Auditors of Bologna: Specialised Training Courses (taxation and accounting)

Sofia is an authorised Trainer and Examiner of Toles (Test of Legal English Skills).

Andrew Broadhead

Andrew, Corporate Governance Expert, has spent more than 30 years as an international trainer, advisor and practitioner.

He has worked with hundreds of global and local organisations, including FTSE Top 10 companies and the UK Central Government. He has a real-world depth and breadth of experience is a variety of sectors including Central Government and Public Sector, oil and gas, metals and mining, utilities, agriculture, big pharma, financial services, logistics and manufacturing.

Arran Dowling-Hussey

Arran Dowling-Hussey is an experienced practicing International barrister at prestige chambers in both London and Dublin. His areas of practice often involve work in construction law, commercial law and all areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution. As a Barrister he specialises in advising clients on contentious disputes, drafting court proceedings and advocacy. He has appeared in a wide range of courts in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and England and Wales and has advised on which jurisdiction proceedings should be brought on, when that issue has not been immediately clear. In addition to his work as counsel he also has extensive experience sitting as an Arbitrator, including the DIFC in Dubai. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Board of Trustees in London from 2017-2020, former member of the CIArb Board of Management, in London, from 2013- 2015.

Christopher Southam

Christopher is our Head of Asia for the British Legal Centre (Asia).  He was a partner in a law firm in London for many years.  With a keen interest in business development, Christopher developed sophisticated BD and networking skills, resulting in a rapid increase in his client base.  Christopher has taught these, and many other,  skills to both lawyers and managers over many years.

George Wilson

George Wilson is a law graduate and language specialist with several years’ experience in mainland Europe and Asia. Fluent in Spanish as well as his native English, he has extensive experience in classroom, online, residential and one-to-one teaching environments. TEFL qualified, George has graduated from school and academy based learning to operating principally in the corporate and business sector.