CPD’s expansion into the world of Patent Attorneys continued during February. We ran a 4 day Basic Litigation Skills Course for a leading firm in London. Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho and Peter Lyons taught the course to 14 practitioners and we are pleased to say that everyone passed the oral and written assessments.

We were also asked to deliver a series of advocacy training courses to a leading patent firm. The programmes received excellent feedback from the participants.

CPD Training will be holding its Autumn Basic Litigation Skills Course on consecutive Saturdays in London this coming October. The dates are the 3, 10, 17 and 24 October 2015. Please contact Ann-Marie Saumarez on ammy@cpdtraining.net.

The beautiful city of Vienna was host to the CMS Academy in March this year.

CPD Training delivered 3 days of arbitration advocacy courses to 48 arbitration lawyers from a number of European countries including a sizeable contingent from Scotland.

The trainers were led by Professor Peter Lyons and included Judge Mark Drummond, Gene Tanaka, Fiona Donnelly, Janet Munn and presentation skills expert, Carol Sowers.

The Head of the CMS International Arbitration Group thanked Peter and his team for “3 days of a brilliant seminar.”

It wasn’t all work though. Judge Drummond organised dinner for a number of team members at the world famous Steirereck Restaurant while Chris Taylor took Fiona Donnelly and Janet Munn to see Tosca at the Vienna State Opera House.

We have run 2 Higher Rights courses recently. The first was for a consortium of firms (K&L Gates; Bird & Bird; Goodman Derrick and Weil Gotshal) at the beautiful premises of K&L Gates which overlook St Paul’s Cathedral.

The second was for Dentons UKMEA LLP, a long-standing client of our business. Their offices have an inspiring view of the Old Bailey and the Statue of Justice.

In a really interesting development, CPD Training was hired to deliver an advocacy course and assessment in Higher Rights to an English law firm which operates in Israel. Peter Lyons flew to Tel Aviv to deliver the training.

Steve Dixon and Fiona Donnelly will travel to Israel in May to conduct the assessment.

AuthorNicolas Gruszka