Stephen Dixon and Fiona Donnelly flew to Israel to conduct the assessment in Higher Rights of Audience for Asserson Law Firm.

Each of the candidates succeeded admirably.

At the same, Chris Taylor and Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho taught a 4 day Litigation Skills course to the patent attorneys, Williams Powell in London.

Peter Lyons was in Belfast, teaching County Court Drafting and Advocacy for the Law Society of Northern Ireland. 

He then flew to Australia to teach a 3 day course in advocacy to the Legal Practice Course of Tasmania.


Kelly and Chris were praised by Williams Powell candidates for the quality of their teaching. One practitioner, who has been qualified for 22 years, described them as clear, informed and responsive to questions.

Another said they gave clear explanations and allowed plenty of time for questions which were answered clearly.

The senior practitioner said the course had a good structure with good practical exercises and a mixture of information and practice.

CPD Training is still taking bookings for this year’s Basic Litigation Course. Contact if you are interested. We are always available to train you in-house and will adapt the timing of the course to suit your business needs. 


On his return from Australia, Peter Lyons taught 4 Advocacy programmes in Canary Wharf for the leading law firm Skadden Arps. He also delivered a 3 day course for the international law firm Mayer Brown.


Chris Taylor trained the renowned Patent Attorney firm of Withers and Rogers in London. A common theme of the feedback he received was that the course was clear with a broad range of relevant topics.

Chris received praise for being good at delivery, engaging and knowledgeable.


AuthorStephen Dixon