2013 was a particularly busy year for CPD Training (UK) Ltd. Among the highlights were;

  • 9 fully attended Higher Rights of Audience training courses and assessments were held.
  • Clients included large contingents from Cameron McKenna, Dentons and Cleary Gottlieb.
  • We ran the first Higher Rights course for a Local Authority.
  • The first patent agents who qualified as higher court advocates with IPREG in September were trained and assessed by us.
  • Dame Elish Angiolini Q.C. and Fiona Donnelly were approved by the SRA to conduct Higher Rights Assessments.
  • We delivered the PSC Advocacy and Communications course twice for newly-merged firm Bond Dickinson.
  • Mayer Brown, S.J. Berwyn and Berwyn Leighton Paisner delegates attended two 3 day PSC Advocacy courses.
  • Peter Lyons flew to Tasmania to teach the Legal Practice course in June.
  • 6 residential weekends were held in Glasgow for the LLM in Advocacy.
  • Peter Lyons taught for the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queens University.
  • We were asked to deliver Negotiation Courses in Belfast, Dublin and Newcastle.
  • Peter Lyons taught the NITA programme for the Law Society of Northern Ireland in the first week of September.
  • A number of law firms completed CPD Training’s Cost Budgeting Course.
  • Peter Lyons was guest speaker at Cameron McKenna’s in-house client seminar on Costs Management.
  • We ran 4 days of intensive training in London for Covington and Burling.
  • Elish Angiolini and Peter Lyons delivered an advanced advocacy programme for Eversheds in May.
  • Peter Lyons delivered a 2 day advocacy course for senior planning lawyers.
  • Cleary Gottlieb’s Italian office came to London for a two day course on cross-examining expert witnesses.
  • We ran a continuing professional development course on Witness Preparation for O’Melveny & Myers.
  • Skadden Arps hired us to train their young lawyers in presentation and advocacy skills.
  • The first Daniel Simons Scholarship winner, Mark Haugh, was awarded Higher Rights of Audience by the SRA. 
AuthorNicolas Gruszka