Chris Taylor taught the public 4-day Basic Litigation Skills course in the first week of March. 

Dentons ran its annual Higher Rights of Audience programme and Peter Lyons attended a celebration in honour of David Kavanagh QC at Spencer House in London.

Kirkland & Ellis hired CPD Training for an advocacy course at their offices in the Gherkin in late March and Chris Taylor taught 2 leading patent firms, Reddie & Grose and JA Kemp. Chris also delivered an Introduction to Litigation course in London to trainee solicitors from the Law South group.

Peter Lyons was welcomed to the Law Faculty of the University of Tasmania by the Dean, Professor Marg Otlowski, and Dr Brendan Gogarty. He taught advocacy and interviewing skills to 3 classes of keen and talented undergraduates.

He also presented a one day course to leading Hobart law firm Ogilvie Jennings. The firm reported that the lawyers had learned a lot and enjoyed the training.

On 21 and 22 April, Peter Lyons taught advocacy to 10 prosecutors and counsel from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Solicitor-General in Tasmania.

The DPP, Daryl Coates described it as a “great success.”

Between 26 and 28 April, Peter Lyons taught 60 trainees at the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course. It is something he has been delivering for the past 7 years. He was lucky enough to be assisted by Acting Justice David Porter and Leigh Sealy SC.

On returning to England, Peter taught the 5-day Herbert Smith Freehills Higher Rights advocacy course with Caroline Tuckwell and Chris Taylor delivered the public 4-day Basic Litigation Skills course in London.

In May, Peter Lyons delivered 2 more Higher Rights of Audience courses in-house and a 3-day PSC Advocacy course for Mayer Brown International in London.

Fiona Donnelly taught a one day advocacy course on Interim Applications for Gordons in Leeds which received very high praise from the students and the course organiser. Fiona made a quick trip home to Belfast before flying back to London to conduct her second Higher Rights assessment in a week.

In early June Chris Taylor travelled twice to Glasgow to teach the Basic Litigation Skills course to patent attorneys from Marks & Clerk’s offices across Scotland.

AuthorNicolas Gruszka