Legal Training

Richard Butler delivers regular lectures and training courses on contract, tort, international jurisdiction and dispute resolution topics at leading City of London and regional law firms and for international groups of law firms. He has delivered courses in the United States, China, Africa and in many European countries. Formerly Head of corporate and banking litigation at Norton Rose, he is a freelance trainer and training consultant. Formerly a practising arbitrator and mediator and Professor of Dispute Resolution, he is now an honorary professor at Nottingham Law School.

Witness Familiarisation

Richard Butler regularly works with witnesses of fact and with expert witnesses to help to prepare them for giving evidence in courts, arbitrations and other tribunals. Experienced in preparing witnesses for international arbitrations with a variety of seats and arbitral tribunals, with and without interpreters, Richard Butler ensures scrupulous adherence to the ethical codes applicable to the lawyers instructing him and to the likely cultural and ethical expectations of the tribunal. A full report of the process followed, with all case study documents used, is supplied to the instructing lawyers.


At present most teaching and witness familiarisation is carried out remotely using the platform required by the client. Richard Butler has a pro Zoom account and can host training and witness familiarisation without time limitations.