Trainer profiles

At Kaplan Altior, we're extremely proud to be able to offer you the opportunity to work with extensively experienced qualified trainers and examiners from across the legal sector.

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Adrian 'Mac' Mackay

'Mac' specialises in advising law firms on marketing (CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing, 2014), as well as management skills, leadership, improved performance, and client care, from front line to Partner level. He established a marketing and training consultancy (1991) specialising in professional services and has worked in the USA. He addressed World-Link for Law conferences in Istanbul (2006), Boston (2007) and Athens (2010) on personal skills development and business improvement. Approved by the Law Society to deliver finance modules on Management Course Stages 1 & 2, he has designed and delivered a wide variety of popular open programmes, PSC and in-house courses for many firms. 

Alan Wilkinson

Alan has studied at Harvard University, Leicester University, The London School of Economics, The College of Law and the University of Greenwich. 

On being admitted as a Solicitor he worked in private practice before becoming the Director of Legal Affairs and Compliance for a London Stock Exchange listed Financial Services Company. For the past 15 years Alan has been involved in education and training.  

Alan has lectured to a wide variety of audiences in the UK and Internationally on the City, Financial Services, Compliance, Banking and Investment Law, Islamic Financial Law, Corporate Finance, Insolvency, Fraud and Business Crimes and Negotiation.


Andrew Shanahan

Andrew is a solicitor and managing partner at Shanahans Solicitors and Advocates and has been qualified for 25 years.

Andrew specialises in Criminal Defence but also has good experience of general Civil Litigation. He's been a Duty Solicitor for the last 22 years and has worked in the Higher Courts for the last 17 years.

At Altior, Andrew has been a trainer and examiner for PSC, Higher Rights, CILEx criminal and various other courses for almost 10 years.


Bob Phelps

Prior to joining Kaplan Bob was an audit manager at a Deloitte legacy firm, qualifying with them as an ACA and spending 4 years as an audit practitioner. In this capacity he worked with a range of small and medium sized companies across a range of industries. .

Working around the world, he has delivered training on four continents, working within various corporate and national cultures and so gaining valuable experience of what learners need in what can be very different and challenging contexts. 

Bob has worked with a number of legal firms to deliver practical accountancy training to lawyers helping them to appreciate the everyday financial dilemmas that clients may face.  Bob’s style is interactive and practical ensuring attendees are able to apply financial concepts in the workplace.  Bob also delivers Kaplan’s innovative Business Challenge.


Chris Sweetman

Chris Sweetman is a solicitor and Chartered Manager with a broad range of legal, business and training experience. He began his career as a commercial lawyer in private practice, and has also worked in-house at the European Commission, RAC Motoring Services, the Welsh Government and the UK Department of Health. More recently, he has worked in senior management roles in training and professional services firms and also held several Non-Executive Director positions. Chris has trained hundreds of lawyers in the ten years he has worked in Learning and Development, specialising in financial, commercial and legal skills subjects.


Christopher Reeves-Croft

Christopher Reeves-Croft was Called to the Bar in 1992 and is experienced in both civil and criminal work. He is also an accredited mediator. Chris has had substantial involvement in litigation skills training and assessment since 1997. He has designed and delivered a range of courses for various providers, was Head of the Civil Team on a Bar Vocational Course (BPTC) and the training manager at a UK Top 20 law firm.


Dr. Kerry Beynon

Dr Kerry Beynon is a Partner at Acuity Legal, specialising in Intellectual Property, IT and Data Protection.  She practices in both Contentious and Non-Contentious Intellectual Property Matters and represents a diverse client base ranging from small and medium sized enterprises to international corporations. 

Kerry is a Higher Court Advocate and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Before entering legal practice, she taught Intellectual Property and Contract Law at the University of Wales Swansea and has published in both the fields of Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.


Jacky Lewis

Jacky is a busy trainer, coach and mediator. She works mostly in corporate world and has many years’ experience in training solicitors and barristers. She holds accreditation as an external cpd training provider from both the solicitors’ regulatory authority and the bar standards board. Jacky works at every level in the firm from support staff and up to equity partner level. She also offers 1-2-1 career development and leadership coaching to support and develop professional confidence and strategic thinking. Jacky trained as an existential psychotherapist and a strong knowledge of psychological thinking underpins her work.