Our Directors


Penny Harper MA (Oxon) Solicitor, Director, FRSA

Penny is the founding Director of Legal Experience Training, Legal Experience Training was set up in 2010. She has overall responsibility for client relationship management, the design and delivery of courses and the selection and training of course tutors.

Penny has extensive experience of designing and delivering legal knowledge and skills based learning and development as well as assessed programmes.


Mark James

Mark James MA (Oxon) Barrister, Non Executive Director

Mark was called to the bar in 1987. He is in practice at Temple Garden Chambers in London. Temple Garden Chambers is a leading London Chambers. Mark has experience of criminal, civil and commercial litigation.

Mark has extensive court experience and advises clients across a range of matters including health and safety, professional negligence, fraud, high value personal injury litigation, costs, employment and contractual disputes. He is rated in “The Legal 500” as having “excellent knowledge” and in the “Chambers” directory as being “intellectually very gifted”.


Tim Thorne

Tim Thorne MA (Oxon) Barrister, Non Executive Director

Tim is a barrister, who was called to the bar in 1987. He has had over 20 years’ experience as an advocate and now sits as a Judge. Tim has had experience as a barrister in a range of courts and tribunals.

Tim has held a range of judicial posts including sitting as a part time Judge Advocate General in Courts Martial, as a Deputy Chair of the National Health Service Tribunal, as a Traffic & Parking Adjudicator for the Parking Appeals Service and as an Immigration fee paid Judge in the First Tier Tribunal.