The Solicitors Group are the leading providers of high quality, content-led training and events. Across a variety of platforms, The Solicitors Group offers unrivalled educational programmes delivered by thought leaders and expert speakers to the legal profession. Our speakers and contributors include:-

Helen Swaffield
Helen Swaffield

Helen Swaffield

Barrister and Head of Contract Law Chambers

Helen has been a Barrister for over 20 years and has worked in London and internationally before starting Contract Law Chambers at chancery lane. Currently she is involved in a large multi-party cases involving hundreds of claimants in the high court. She has given seminars on contract and commercial subjects and litigation. She is the editor of journals published by legalised and a lexis nexis author on settlement agreements.

TSG titles by Helen include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Civil Litigation 6 hours of CPD

Distance Learning titles
Damages and other remedies (covering Covid-19) [2020]
1 hour of CPD

Top 10 2020 Cases [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Interim Applications [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Maximising the role of your expert [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Part 36 & Settlement [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Preparing your practice for the Briggs Reforms [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Getting the most out of your expert [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Jacqui Lazare
Jacqui Lazare

Jacqui Lazare

Senior Associate

Jacqui Lazare is a Senior Associate at Clarke Willmott. Jacqui has worked in the area of Private Client for over 13 years, focusing particularly on High Net Worth UK-based tax and estate planning, including wills, trusts and their administration, and lifetime planning. She is also experienced in advising charities, philanthropists and on elderly client specific issues. Jacqui is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and belongs to the Charity Law Association and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars on private client issues and charity governance.

TSG titles by Jacqui include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Wills and Probate 6 hours of CPD

Lesley King
Lesley King

Lesley King

TSG titles by Lesley include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Wills and Probate 6 hours of CPD
LAW2020 Online: Wills and Probate November 6 hours of CPD

Distance Learning titles
Private Client Update [2019]1 hour of CPD

Dealing with Small Family Trusts [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Varying the Dispositions of Estates [2020] 1 hour of CPD


Priya Solanki
Priya Solanki

Priya Solanki

Priya is a busy and experienced specialist in immigration, asylum, human rights and nationality law.

She is cited as a leading junior in Immigration (including business immigration) in Legal 500 with the Directories stating, “she has a sharp mind and demonstrates excellent client care”, "she is tactically astute, good under pressure and very persuasive in court" and "she is very knowledgeable in presenting appeals".

She has a particular interest in and experience of cases involving gender violence, mental health issues, vulnerable clients and deportation. She regularly provides in-house training, seminars and webinars.

TSG titles by Priya include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Immigration 6 hours of CPD

Adam Pipe
Adam Pipe

Adam Pipe

Barrister

Adam has been a barrister since 1999 and practices in all areas of immigration and asylum law. For many years Adam has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as one of the leading Immigration Law specialists in the Midlands. The 2015 edition stated, “He is a case law guru who is always very well prepared in front of the Tribunal.”

Adam regularly speaks at conferences and seminars around the country providing updates upon the latest developments in the law as well as sharing the latest legal developments on social media.

In 2016 Adam was part of the Bar Standards Board’s Public and Licensed Access Review – Task Completion Group.

Adam is a Contributing Editor to Butterworths Immigration Law Service and a Contributing Author to Lexis PSL. Adam was shortlisted for Barrister of the year at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards in both 2013, 2014 & 2019.

TSG titles by Adam include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Immigration 6 hours of CPD

Distance Learning titles
Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights Update [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Article 8 Update: Reasonably Precarious! [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Hot Topics in Immigration Judicial Review [2019]1 hour of CPD

Domestic Violence in Immigration [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Article 8 Case Law Update [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Sexuality in Asylum Claims [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Elissa Da Costa-Waldman MCIArb
Elissa Da Costa-Waldman MCIArb

Elissa Da Costa-Waldman MCIArb

Practising Barrister

Elissa is a practicing Barrister at New Court Chambers in London. She specialises in financial remedy cases and is also expert in cohabitation claims. She is a regular speaker on legal topics and author. During her career, Elissa has contributed to Blackstone’s Civil Practice, co-authored ‘Family and Matrimonial Law’ (Cavendish), solely authored ‘Everything you wanted to know about Practising Family Law’(Cavendish) in 2004 and last year contributed the chapter on Trust Law to Resolution’s Cohabitation book. Elissa encourages and practises non-court dispute resolution methods and is an experienced Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer, and Family Law Arbitrator (Finance).

TSG titles by Elissa include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Family Law 6 hours of CPD


Mark Shelton
Mark Shelton

Mark Shelton

Freelance Legal Trainer

Mark Shelton is a freelance legal trainer, having practised in major commercial law firms for thirty years. He qualified with Linklaters and has always specialised in property litigation. Mark was a Partner at Lawrence Graham, and has acted for major property investors, financial institutions and leading retailers. He was a Professional Support Lawyer for a number of years, most recently at Eversheds Sutherland LLP, working with the UK’s largest specialist real estate litigation team. He is a contributor to Estates Gazette, Property Week and Property Law Journal, and the author of books on:

  • Dilapidations
  • Landlord’s Consents
  • Forfeiture of Leases
  • Covid-19, Brexit, and the Law of Commercial Leases

TSG titles by Mark include:

LAW2020 Online:
LAW2020 Online: Commercial Property 6 hours of CPD

Distance Learning titles

Turnover Rents - Increasingly popular, increasingly challenging [2020] 1 hour of CPD

What to Expect on Tenant Insolvency [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Forfeiture of Commercial Leases – too unpredictable, or too good to be true? [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Opposed Lease Renewal and Redevelopment - Life after Frances [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Contracting out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Landlord's Consent to Assignment & Sub-letting: When the landlord is opposed [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Landlord's Consent to Assignment & Sub-letting: When the landlord must be reasonable & why [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Landlord's Consent to Assignment & Sub-letting: What is reasonable? [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Landlord's Consent to Assignment & Sub-letting: The conduct of applications [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Short-term Occupation and Spare-Sharing Arrangements [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Lease Variations [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Richard Snape
Richard Snape

Richard Snape

Head of Professional Support at Davitt Jones Bould

Richard has been the Head of Professional Support at Davitt Jones Bould since 2002. He was formerly a senior lecturer in law and Head of Land Law at the University of West of England, Bristol. He speaks at numerous courses for law societies all over the country, various public courses, in-house seminars within solicitors firms and has also talked extensively to local authorities and central government bodies. His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.

Clive Smith
Clive Smith

Clive Smith

Called in 2003, Clive Smith spent over 10 years at the Bar, practising in London. Clive undertook almost exclusively defence work at all levels, from the Magistrates’ & Youth Court, to the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. Clive’s work spanned a wide spectrum, involving cases of armed robbery, kidnap, sexual offences and murder.

For the last 5 years, Clive has been lecturing for a range of clients on topics such as evidence, practice & procedure, sexual offences, bad character & hearsay, advocacy and many more.

TSG titles by Clive include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Criminal law 6 hours of CPD


Colin Stephen McKeown-Beaumont
Colin Stephen McKeown-Beaumont

Colin Stephen McKeown-Beaumont

Non-practising Barrister

Colin Stephen McKeown-Beaumont is a 62-year old non-practising Barrister. He was for many years a Duty Solicitor and a Consultant to a large criminal practice; having formally been a Partner with the same firm. He has been advising on criminal law for 35 years. He has also been involved in teaching the profession (both Solicitors and Barristers) for 30 years. He has taught for all the major CPD providers and has also presented and chaired major Legal Conferences. He has been professionally qualified for more than 37 years, having been called to the Bar of the Inner Temple in 1982 and again in October 2017. He was a qualified Solicitor between 1996 and 2016.

TSG titles by Colin include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Criminal law 6 hours of CPD

Distance Learning titles

Legislation and Case Law Update [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Advising Suspects at the Police Station [2020] 1 hour of CPD

The Law, Practice and Procedure of the Adult Magistrates' Court [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Finding your way around the Youth Court [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Criminal Evidence [2020] 1 hour of CPD

The Duty Solicitor in the Magistrates' Court [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Youth Court Practice and Procedure [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Advising Clients at the Police Station Stage [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Assisting the Judge at the Crown Court with Sentencing, Costs etc [2019] 1 hour of CPD

The Sentencing Council - Some Important Guidelines [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Govind Singh
Govind Singh

Govind Singh

Govind Singh was admitted initially as a Solicitor in 2010 but transferred to the Bar in 2015. Govind specialises in Family Law with a particular focus on complex cases in which she has represented local authorities, parents, children and other family members. Govind is a confident advocate acting on behalf of Private Firms and Local Authorities in the Magistrates, County Court and High Court for both contested and non-contested matters. Govind is trained and qualified to undertake direct access work and appears as on the Bar Council register of practitioners.

TSG titles by Govind include:-

LAW2020 Online

LAW2020 Online: Family Law 6 hours of CPD


John Thurston
John Thurston

John Thurston

Solicitor

John Thurston, LL.B., TEP, solicitor. He is particularly interested in the law relating to wills, trusts, taxation, powers of attorney and elderly clients. He is the author of various books and contributes to loose leaf works. He has practised, and is now a trainer.

TSG titles by John includes:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Introduction to Wills 6 hours of CPD

Distance Learning titles
Administration of Estates [2020] 3 hours of CPD

Simon Butler
Simon Butler

Simon Butler

Barrister

Simon Butler is a senior barrister at 9 Gough Chambers, London. He is a common law practitioner and has appeared in numerous leading cases. Simon is popular with solicitors for his problem solving, leadership, creativity and insight. He is respected by the judiciary and colleagues and has a thriving practice in England and Wales.

He is an engaging advocate and believes no stone should be left unturned.

TSG titles by Simon include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Personal Injury 6 hours of CPD

Trevor Hellawell
Trevor Hellawell

Trevor Hellawell

Since training at Cambridge and the College of Law I have spent the bulk of my professional career on the training and consultancy circuit, mainly now in the compliance sphere, talking about Standards & Regulations, Professional Ethics, Anti-Money Laundering, Cybercrime, the Accounts Rules and the GDPR. I also have history in the litigation, property, insolvency and environmental sectors and wrote the Law Society’s Environmental Law Handbook, which ran to 7 editions.

TSG title by Trevor includes:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Practice Management 6 hours of CPD

Distance Learning titles

SRA Standards & Regulations - New Freedoms? [2020] 1 hour of CPD

SRA Accounts Rules - Risks, Rethinks & Rewards [2020] 1 hour of CPD

AML Update [2020] 1 hour of CPD

New Codes of Conduct [2019] 1 hour of CPD

New Accounts Rules [2019] 1 hour of CPD

AML Procedures Up-to-date: New Risk Assessments [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Martin Langston
Martin Langston

Martin Langston

Specialist Chancery & Commercial practitioner

Martin is a specialist Chancery & Commercial practitioner with experience in complex and high value claims. Martin is a door tenant at CLC but has St Ives as a main practice address.

He has developed a busy and varied litigation practice routinely appearing at the Business & Property Courts throughout England and Wales.

Martin acts for individuals, businesses, lenders, insurers and local authorities at interlocutory applications, injunctions, trials, appeal and ADR.

Listen to Martin Langston in Civil Litigation in Shape the Debate:-

LAW2020 Online: Civil Litigation 6 hours of CPD

David Keighley
David Keighley

David Keighley

Solicitor

David Keighley was admitted as a solicitor in 1982. Until his retirement from full time practice he was a partner in and Head of Residential property at a Legal 500 firm. Having done so part time whilst in practice, he now uses his extensive experience and understanding of practical conveyancing to cut through the academic niceties and make things relevant for the busy practitioner. He is a contributing editor to the Law Society Conveyancing Handbook.

TSG titles by David include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Residential Property 6 hours of CPD

Peta Dollar
Peta Dollar

Peta Dollar

Non-Practising Solicitor, Freelance lecturer, trainer and writer

Peta has over 25 years’ experience of practising property law. She was a Real Estate Partner at Dentons for 17 years and is now a full-time freelance lecturer, trainer and writer, providing training on behalf of organisations as well as in-house training for law firms and local law societies. Peta is a member of the Consultation Board of Practical Law Company and the Editorial Board of Landlord and Tenant Review and is a Site Editor of the Property Law website at www.propertylawuk.net. She is the co-author of two books on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 and writes five sections of Isurv (the information resource of the RICS).

TSG titles by Peta include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Residential Property 6 hours of CPD

Stephen Desmond
Stephen Desmond

Stephen Desmond

Legal Trainer, Author and Non-Practising Solicitor

Since 2004, Stephen has delivered more than 1,800 CPD presentations to lawyers from a variety of backgrounds, with a particular focus on flat and apartment leases and practical solutions. Delegates at these events have included practitioners from a variety of size of firms.

Stephen is a contributing editor to Butterworths Property Law Service, writing on the complex law relating to long and short leases. He has also written on the subject of commercial property and ran a university-accredited distance-learning residential conveyancing course for paralegals.

When in practice, Stephen represented many business and private clients, including property investors and local authorities.

TSG titles by Stephen include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Residential Property 6 hours of CPD

Distance Learning
Contemporary Issues in Leasehold Conveyancing [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Even More Contemporary Issues in Residential Conveyancing [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Conveyancing Searches and Enquiries: Key Issues to Consider [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Lenders' Handbook and Your Duties to Lenders [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Key Elements of the Law Society's Conveyancing Protocol [2020] 1 hour of CPD

SDLT: An Overview of Key Issues for Residential Conveyancers [2020] 1 hour of CPD

Key Title Defects and Indemnity Insurance [2019] 1 hour of CPD

New Build Shared Ownership Flat Leases [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Contemporary Issues in Residential Conveyancing [2019] 1 hour of CPD

Reporting to Purchaser of Flat Lease on Replies to Pre-Contract Enquiries [2019] 1 hour of CPD







Andrew McLoughlin
Andrew McLoughlin

Andrew McLoughlin

Solicitor

Andrew has been a solicitor in private practice since 1983, dealing with litigation in all its forms over the decades that

In addition to his role as a regular nationwide trainer in litigation for the past 20 years, he also sits as a Recorder in the Crown and County Courts and is a part-time Tribunal Judge in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber. He was appointed as a Court Examiner by the Lord Chancellor in 2017.

His emphasis whilst delivering training is always about practical outcomes for delegates in whatever sphere they specialise in.

TSG titles by Andrew include:-

LAW2020 Online
LAW2020 Online: Personal Injury 6 hours of CPD


Lorraine Richardson
Lorraine Richardson

Lorraine Richardson

Property Solicitor and Trainer

Lorraine is an experienced property solicitor and trainer who is a popular conference and CPD speaker. Lorraine is now freelance but when in practice she ran a branch office and was a partner and the COLP for her firm.

She also designs and delivers property and legal skills related courses and on line materials including Conveyancing Quality Scheme training for the Law Society.

Lorraine has developed a skill for writing and delivering webinars and aims to produce work that is both interesting and accessible for the viewer. Lorraine is the major writer for the monthly update journal for practitioners, the ‘Practical Lawyer.’

Lorraine has set up her own company and offers property related courses and webinars and a membership scheme for firms to access her webinars and personalised conveyancing training at a discount - www.adaptlaw.co.uk