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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Mike Winston

Mike is a solicitor-advocate (all courts), a freelance legal trainer and a learning and development consultant at national defendant firm Keoghs LLP. Mike has over 20 years’ experience as a litigator and advocate and has handled a wide variety of matters from simple debt actions up to injury claims of the utmost severity (brain injuries, spinal injuries and amputations).  He is an experienced trainer and is an associate of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development, holding a level 3 accreditation.

Mike designs and delivers training courses on a variety of subjects for all levels of lawyer, including a programme which won a National Training Award in 2011.


Nadine Stanton

Nadine entered the legal profession by undertaking her training contract at Lester Aldridge solicitors in Bournemouth and upon qualification she moved to Eversheds practising as a corporate lawyer. Nadine remained in the law for a number of years where she specialised in mergers and acquisitions and found herself organising and running training sessions both in-house and for clients.

Nadine trained, coached and mentored  a range of staff and this led her to set up her own company in 2010, Professional Training UK Limited, offering both soft skills and legal training. With over 20 years’ experience in business and the law it is this unique background that gives her courses gravitas and makes her training so exceptional.  


Nathan Jones

Nathan was called to the Bar in 2008 and has an extensive Family Law practice focusing on Public Law and family finance. He represents Local Authorities in care proceedings in The Family Court and represents parents and the Children’s Guardian at final hearing in relation to cases of neglect, sexual abuse and non accidental injury.Nathan has a niche Sports Law practice and is a Registered Lawyer under the FA Football Agents Regulations (RLJ 1573). He is also is a member of the Football Association of Wales National Safeguarding Panel. 

Nathan has worked previously as a law lecturer and provides training for Solicitors and Local Authorities. He also assists the Bar Council to deliver education for universities and schools.


Neeta Halai

Neeta is a corporate skills training consultant and uses the psychology of human behaviour in her training and coaching programmes, which gets results. For Kaplan Altior, she delivers primarily the Client Care and Professional Standards course and the negotiation skills elective.

Neeta travels nationally and internationally to train lawyers, business professionals and students. Neeta is a certified practitioner of: Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), SEI Emotional Intelligence and is also a SEI Emotional Intelligence Assessor. She also holds a Certificate in Teaching English to Adults (CELTA).


Nick Howard

Nick Howard is an experienced trainer and practitioner. Admitted as a solicitor in 2001, Nick is currently practising in constitutional and administrative law. Nick was formerly Head of Faculty at Kaplan Altior, and has lectured on LPC, GDL and LL.B programmes at the University of Law (Birmingham) and the University of South Wales. Nick delivers training for Kaplan Altior on Client Care and Professional Standards, Negotiation Skills and Presenting with Impact.


Nick Parker

Nick is an equity partner in Berry Smith LLP and heads up their Dispute Resolution team, specialising in commercial disputes. He is also a civil and commercial mediator and Deputy District Judge. He therefore has wide practical experience in the legal sector, and the challenges that solicitors and legal businesses currently face.     


Penny Walker

Penny has been designing and delivering regulatory and professional development courses in the City for over 15 years. During that time she has worked with many of the world’s top investment banks, the City regulators and numerous accountancy and legal firms. She currently delivers the Financial and Business Skills module of the Professional Skills course for Kaplan Altior.

Penny was admitted as a Solicitor in October 1995 whilst in private practice with City firm Trowers & Hamlins.  She holds an honours degree in Psychology from the University of Southampton and obtained first class honours in the Law Society Final examinations.


Phil Lyons

A former police officer, Phil then qualified as a solicitor, and has practiced civil and criminal litigation since 1989. He began teaching part-time in 2000, obtained a BTEC in adult education in 2010, and now works full-time as a freelance legal skills trainer.

For Kaplan, he teaches Financial and Business Skills, Client Care & Professional Standards, Negotiation Skills, and Advocacy.