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Rachel practised in the City at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Olswang LLP as a finance solicitor, specialising in Restructuring and Insolvency, before working in-house at Development Securities Plc (now U+I Plc) in a largely commercial role. This combination of private and in-house practice afforded her a dual perspective (both as instructed and instructing solicitor) on the relevance and importance of commercial awareness to the development and success of today's lawyers and law firms.
Whilst a lawyer in private practice, Rachael delivered technical and skills training to clients, lawyers, trainees and executive support teams, and was significantly involved in both business development and knowledge management for the practice. Given her experience working in and with law firms, she has a particular interest in lawyer commerciality and the alignment of legal advisory services with clients’ needs and objectives.
Rachael has also been appointed a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire Business School in their Strategic Management Group.
Richard is a solicitor-advocate and has specialised in Criminal law throughout his career.
Formerly a partner with a firm in Manchester, he is now a freelance duty solicitor and Court advocate and continues to prosecute and defend cases all over Greater Manchester.
In addition, he assesses and lectures extensively on a number of Criminal law, advocacy and client care courses and is also an external examiner for the Bar Professional Training Course.
Rob is a non-practising solicitor and legal training consultant.
He delivers soft and technical skills courses on a wide range of topics; including Building Rapport, Handling Difficult People, Client Care, Complaints Handling, Time and Stress Management, Negotiation Skills, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation.
Rob trained and worked as a Commercial litigator in Commercial private practice for several years at two national firms in Leeds, primarily acting for corporate Defendants in complex Civil, Commercial and Environmental litigation matters.
He holds a Diploma in Performance Coaching and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning.
Robin qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and worked in private practice in North Wales before joining the North Wales Prosecuting Solicitors Department in 1985.
He transferred to the CPS in 1986, where he worked until March 2012. During that period, he dealt with a wide range of cases and carried a varied and serious caseload. Robin was involved in national training in the CPS from 2001. From 2008 until he left the organisation, he held the position of Legal Development Manager, designing and delivering training to a range of staff on legal subjects, such as the law in relation to youths, to skills training such as advocacy.
Robin is an experienced Magistrates` Court advocate, having appeared in Court for over thirty years. He is also an experienced advocacy assessor.
Roy is a solicitor-advocate and Certified Fraud Examiner. He founded his own practice in 1985 that became one of the largest practices in Wales and joint top Criminal law firm.
Described as “a leading light in Criminal law” (Legal 500) with more than 30 years’ advocacy experience, Roy is Kaplan Altior’s lead advocacy trainer and assessor for the Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal), Advocacy & Communication Skills and CILEx Criminal Proceedings Advocacy Skills. He also conducts courses on such matters as Trial Strategy Planning, Handing Experts and Criminal Cross-Examination Techniques.
A former Chair of LAPG and past President of Cardiff and District Law Society, Roy has sat on various working groups and given evidence before the Select Committee on the delivery of legal services. He also delivers practical skills courses such as Business Development & Networking Skills and Time & Stress Management.
Roy pioneered a number of projects and pilots for the delivery of legal services, is a media spokesperson on legal matters and has featured on various BBC television and radio programmes (Lawyers Casebook, Good Morning Wales, Today, The Jeremy Vine Show and The One Show).
Ruth is a freelance legal trainer and assessor in the Centre for Professional Legal Studies at Cardiff University. She has taught over a thousand trainee solicitors on the Professional Skills Course (PSC) over the past 15 years and was one of the original contributors to the Client Care & Professional Standards module of the course.
With a background in the practice of Criminal law and Commercial Dispute Resolution, Ruth has had a varied career to date and has been involved in the writing, teaching and assessing of numerous courses, including the Qualified Lawyers’ Transfer Test (QLTT), legal apprenticeships, police station accreditation and Court duty solicitor scheme.
Safda is a Senior Solicitor and lecturer, having practiced in both private practice and local government. He regularly appears in Court and during seminars or conferences focuses on the practice of Family Law.
Safda specialises and practices predominantly in Children Law and Adoption. He has taught for over 17 years to Solicitors, Barristers, Legal Executives, Trainees and Academics across England and Wales.
Safda is CPD accredited and is an established member of the Law Society Children Panel. He has had articles published on Family Law in various Legal Journals.
Sarah is a solicitor and Director/Head of Conveyancing at Yorkshire firm, Switalskis Solicitors.
She has been practising conveyancing for nearly 20 years and, as such, has a thorough understanding of the practical aspects of practice, together with heading up her own team.
Sarah has also acted as a Deputy Money Laundering Officer, dealing with aspects such as the ever-changing threats to clients and firms through cybercrime.