Please take a moment to read though some of our testimonials. They are split into; Arbitration Advocacy, Advocacy, Higher Rights, Dispute Resolution, Costs Budgeting, Negotiation and General Reviews.
“We were keen to do an excellent advocacy course that was focussed on arbitration. Despite our best endeavours we struggled to find one. However, in serendipitous conversations with contemporaries in the international arbitration community Peter Lyons' name was mentioned as the man who could deliver.
We did Peter's course and will be back for more. It was an excellent training session for all arbitration practitioners. I would highly recommend Peter and his excellent colleague Elish.”
“I am very impressed with Peter Lyons' ability to teach a subject matter such as cross-examination, which is difficult at the best of times. Peter made it easy, enjoyable and interesting for everyone in our team. Even after 20 years of practising advocacy, Peter has proved to me that there is always something new to learn."
Co-Head of Litigation & Arbitration, Linklaters LLP, Paris
“Continental lawyers involved in international arbitration need to be thoroughly familiar with all aspects of cross examining a witness or an expert, otherwise they might lose the case only because they are just not familiar with it. The intensive programme of Peter Lyons and his team really made us realise how effective a good cross examination can be. His practical exercises are fun and realistic.”
Partner, CMS Derks Star Busmann
"We have repeatedly worked with CPD Training and we will do so again in the future.
I can strongly recommend them as they provide really top class training on the full range of advocacy skills, required by arbitration lawyers."
CMS Hasche Sigle
"I very much enjoyed the CPD Training organised by Peter Lyons and his team; educational, challenging, professional and entertaining. I can only warmly recommend it, especially to continental law firms practicing international arbitration."
Partner, Bär & Karrer AG
“I was impressed by Peter Lyons' genuine enthusiasm for the subject, as well as the content of the courses he has arranged and taught. Everyone in our team, no matter how experienced, learnt a lot from him. The courses were very productive as a team building exercise, and everyone commented that they found them well suited to arbitration advocacy, as well as being very enjoyable.”
Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
"I've been appearing in court on a daily basis for 20 years. I needed someone to sharpen an already fine blade. Lots of people can teach you the basics, but if your looking for more than that, if your looking to become the best you can be, then you need time work with Peter Lyons"
Charles Ferguson, Solicitor Advocate
Finalist Scottish criminal lawyer of the year
“The training relates well to planning inquiry advocacy. We have used the training to improve and refine the skills of both junior and senior planning advocates to great effect, which has included success in nationally significant cases.
We were particularly impressed by the depth of concentration on individual's ability to make and improve on their submissions and in all areas of advocacy for having provided firm guidance to all attendees on how to progress.”
Partner, Burges Salmon LLP
“I am delighted to say that CPD Training’s advocacy course has given me renewed enthusiasm and confidence in this area.
“The subject matter proved to be challenging yet enjoyable and certainly helped demystify what is regarded as a black art, which can so often prove to be barrier to undertaking advocacy with any degree of success. I would recommend the advocacy training to anyone who needs this skill.”
Partner, Burges Salmon LLP
"Peter Lyons taught me Higher Rights of Audience for 6 days. I have been practising for many years but I still learned new things about advocacy.
He kept it fresh, interesting and I relished the opportunity to develop and hone my advocacy techniques. He stresses the importance of Case Analysis and I agree wholeheartedly.
I then hired CPD Training to teach arbitration advocacy to my team at O'Melveny and Myers. The course was excellent.
When I moved to Skadden Arps to head up Arbitration and Litigation in Europe, I called on Peter Lyons again. He delivered an intensive and valuable skills course to a team of highly-talented arbitration lawyers which culminated in a mock arbitration hearing before a former High Court judge.
My team were very happy with what they learned and found that the course stretched them, improved them and made them think. We intend to get CPD Training and Peter Lyons back again very soon."
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
“CPD Training has assisted us greatly by providing the firm with economical and structured dispute resolution training. The courses are engaging, educational and highly relevant to our day to day practice. We particularly enjoy the advocacy courses because they build confidence and teach our lawyers how to be more polished and persuasive.”
Head of Commercial Litigation, Gordons LLP
“Peter Lyons is my number one choice when it comes to writing bespoke training in litigation. We have worked with Peter Lyons for over seven years, during which period he has designed and delivered excellent courses on CPR, Higher Courts Advocacy and ADR. Peter Lyons' teaching style of mixing chalk board teaching with practical exercises, together with his laconic sense of humour, keeps the delegates interested and engaged.”
Head of Dispute Resolution, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
“The Dispute Resolution department at SNR Denton has been working with Peter for a number of years and we keep going back to him because he is an excellent trainer, with the personality, experience and enthusiasm to ensure that all attendees do indeed participate fully in and learn from the interactive sessions he runs for us.
Just as importantly, however, the planning process with Peter is very much a collaborative one. He is always anxious to understand our training needs from the outset, and then creates a programme that genuinely reflects those requirements. So even where the course in question has been delivered previously, the final product will be bespoke. As a result of all this, the feedback from our lawyers on Peter's courses is extremely positive.”
Director of Litigation Services, Dentons
"You can tell when someone really knows their subject; they go straight to the point and then stick to it. I can't remember a seminar where the time went more quickly, or one which had such lively audience participation, as did Peter Lyons's on costs management: and it's not every day you'd say that about legal training"
Head of Litigation Training at Ward Hadaway
“This is an excellent course, a definite ‘must’ for any solicitor interested in litigation.”
“The interactive nature of the course was first class. Getting to put the theory into practice is highly recommended.”
Northern Ireland Law Society Delegate
“Peter Lyons was an informative and engaging speaker who got the audience to participate in the session from the outset. Peter ensured the audience understood in a practical way the aspects of the topic that really matter.”
Partner, Dentons LLP