Chris Taylor completed teaching the Basic Litigation Course for Kilburn and Strode, the Holborn based patent firm. Those attending were very happy with the training. One delegate said the “trainer was approachable, gave good explanations and answered questions well.”

Another said the course had “excellent material that got important points across in a practical manner.”

A third delegate said the course had “met or exceeded expectations.”


We ran a public course in March which was held at the old courtroom in Lincoln’s Inn so it was appropriate that one delegate, a senior patent attorney said that Chris Taylor had been “very approachable and had a great ability to distil complex legal issues into easy-to-understand lectures.”

Another delegate from Germany said Chris had an easy-going manner and was always on top of things.

Another remarked on his “concise teaching with a great understanding of people and their differences.”


CPD Training delivered 2 Higher Rights of Audience courses in March. They were held at K&L Gates and Dentons in London.

The K&L Gates course was attended by delegates from a number of leading firms and the latest Daniel Simons Scholars: Richard Darby, the 2015 recipient and Ciaran Moynagh, the 2016 recipient.

Richard is a young patent attorney who has thoroughly impressed people with his natural advocacy skill.

Ciaran is a prominent young Belfast solicitor, who is gaining a reputation for his fearless and skilful representation of minority clients.

The scholarship, which is in effect a free place on our Higher Rights programme is awarded annually to candidates whom we judge to have the most potential to be successful advocates.

Daniel Simons was a legendary advocacy trainer and great friend of ours who died too young, 6 years ago.

Both Richard and Ciaran passed the assessment easily.


Fast Track Higher Rights Training for Senior Practitioners

We are offering fast track Higher Rights of Audience training to partners and senior lawyers who do not have a lot of time to spare.

In 3 hours, Professor Peter Lyons will coach you, one-on-one, in the comfort of your own office. You will be taught all the skills and knowledge you require to meet all the SRA’s assessment criteria.

The courses usually run after 5pm at a time to suit our clients.

You will be assessed a few days later by an independent assessor. You should expect the results within 4-6 weeks.

See details on our Fast Track Higher Rights page.


CPD Training ran a day-long negotiation training course in Greenwich for CMS Cameron McKenna. In keeping with the area’s famous naval background the negotiation teams acquired nautical names and won seafaring prizes like precious keyrings and a sailor’s hornpipe.

There were over 40 delegates, some who came from as far as Aberdeen and Glasgow for the course.

AuthorNicolas Gruszka