Alan Simmons

Alan Simmons LLB (Hons) in Law with French , LLM in International Human Rights Law, RSA CETEFLA. Alan is a highly experienced trainer of legal English who has been working with international lawyers across the globe for nearly 30 years. He shares his expertise by delivering legal and business skills and language training to lawyers, other professionals and businesspeople to enhance their skills at drafting concise and watertight contract clauses in the English language. 

He qualified as a solicitor in England having studied law in the UK, Strasbourg and the European University Institute in Florence and then went on to train as a solicitor in an international law firm. He spent some years practising commercial law in law firms in London in the areas of corporate law, construction law, employment law, intellectual property, advertising and media law. 

He is fluent in French and Portuguese and has good written and spoken Spanish, Italian and Albanian. He has completed legal translations from French, Spanish and Portuguese and he also has conversational German, Japanese, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Romanian.  His passion for different writing systems in languages means he has learnt to read and write Hindi, Persian, Japanese and Arabic.

He has used his skills and experience to successfully train legal staff from junior counsel to judges in all elements of international commercial law across the world. Alan is a dynamic trainer and applies a highly interactive style to ensure complete understanding and an enjoyable learning experience.

  • Next: 28 Jun 2024 Live online
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Legal Writing and Drafting Skills for Commercial and Contracts Managers

New for 2024

Live online

This course will empower commercial and contracts managers to navigate legal writing and contract drafting complexities confidently.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Alan Simmons
  • Next: 8-11 Jul 2024 Classroom

Drafting International Commercial Agreements in English - Summer School

Summer school


This course will enable you to draft with confidence clauses from international commercial agreements and legal correspondence. It will also give you a greater understanding of legal vocabulary and aspects of English contract law.

  • 24 CPD hours Intensive
  • Presented by Alan Simmons
  • Next: 12-13 Nov 2024 Live online

Drafting International Commercial Agreements in English

New for 2024

Live online

The complete guide to drafting clear and concise commercial agreements in English for international lawyers. Presented by an expert linguist with extensive experience in commercial law.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Alan Simmons