Ronan M.D.Fitzsimons Solicitor and Notary Public

Ronan M.D.Fitzsimons Solicitor and Notary Public

Ronan M.D.Fitzsimons Solicitor and Notary Public

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS

March 2010 International House, Belfast CELTA
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

WORK HISTORY

1980 -1981 British Council, Madrid.
EFL to adults from Beginner to Cambridge Proficiency
Level
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

SKILLS/INTERESTS

  • Fluent in Spanish and French, Excellent spoken Japanese and Portuguese
  • Computer literate
  • Modern Languages, travel, music and sports

References

Dr John McKenny
Senior Lecturer,
British University of Dubai
00971 4 279 1400 Ext: 443
email: john.mckenny@buid.ac.ae

Dr. Sophia Stavrakakis,
CEDAS,
University of London, Royal Holloway,
Egham,
Surrey,
01784-414320
sophia.stavrakakis@rhul.ac.uk

Ms Sophia Butt,
Director,
EISU
University of Birmingham
s.butt@bham.ac.uk
intohr@newcastle.ac.uk