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Barrister CV Template + Tips and Download

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    Henry Carroll

    12 Morton Street
    Sandhurst
    MS34 2ZW
    Mob: 079 2357 7374       Email: carrol.h@live.co.uk

    Personal profile statement

    I am a confident, hardworking and charismatic Barrister with excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to think and process information logically and clearly. I have a strong understanding of the Law and strive to advise my clients on legal matters to the best of my ability. In my current job, I am closely involved with domestic and international human rights law, practice and policy. I have an ongoing passion for resolving legal cases, and I am currently looking to progress my career in a legal role working for an established and progressive company.

    Achievements

    • 1st class degree in Law from University of Newcastle
    • Scholarship with Middle Temple to complete BPTC, 2015
    • President of Law Society at the University of Newcastle, 2014

    Education

    2013 – 2014Bar Professional Training CourseThe University of LawGrade achieved: [Very Competent]
    2010 – 2013LLB (Honours) LawUniversity of Newcastle Grade achieved: [1:1]

    Relevant Modules:

    • Legal Method & Ethics
    • Social Justice
    • Criminal Law
    • Family Law
    • Law of the European Union
    • Equity and Trusts

    2009 – 2011
    Results: Economics: A English Language: B Law: A
    A LevelsRidgewood Sixth Form

    Work experience

    May 2014 – PresentBarrister     Farringdon Barristers Chambers (FBC)

    Main duties performed:

    • Giving advice, guidance and support to solicitors and clients
    • Carrying out legal research and drafting up legal documents
    • Understanding, interpreting and applying the law to individual cases
    • Offering strong and reliable advice with regards to clients’ cases and explaining the strength of the arguments to be presented
    • Regularly communicating with clients related to the progress of their case(s)
    • Ensuring all cases are correctly prepared for court
    • Negotiating settlements between customers and third parties
    • Representing clients in court charged with a variety of crimes including sexual, drugs and violent offences
    • Examining and cross-examining witnesses
    • Keeping up to date with national and international current affairs, law and policy

    Feb 2013 – Apr 2014Legal Secretary         FBC

    Main duties performed:

    • Responding to all correspondents via a number of different platforms including email, telephone and in some cases social media
    • Organising online diaries and meetings between internal and external stakeholders
    • Preparing legal documentation and paperwork
    • Ensuring all records are stored correctly and made accessible to the correct individuals when needed
    • Processing legal documentation, including the delivery and collection from external partners
    • Carrying out general admin work

    Qualifications

    • Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
    • NVQ Level 4 in Legal Advice
    • ECDL – British Computing Society

    Skills

    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Strong research and analytical skills, demonstrated in providing accurate advice to clients with a successful outcome
    • Excellent knowledge of the law, business practices and government regulations
    • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information and adhering to the relevant Data Protection and Privacy laws
    • Able to work in high pressured environments and remaining calm and professional in all circumstances
    • Ability to work with people from all backgrounds

    Hobbies and interests

    In my spare time, I enjoy reading non-fiction books and watching reality TV programmes such as Judge Judy and Judge Rinder. I also enjoy going out to restaurants with my family and friends.

    References

    Mr Jayden Baker
    Senior Law Consultant, FBC
    Address: 13 Osborne Road, Walsall, DE1 2UH
    Tel: 0223 2795 9964
    Email: baker-jayden@live.co.uk
    Mr Isaac Morgan
    Director, FBC
    Address: 75 Nelson St, Wareham, W1 1RD
    Tel: 0780 6648 8372
    Email: morganisaac@gmail.co.uk

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OVERVIEW

  • SALARY RANGE
    £12.000 – £80.000
  • ENTRY
    Degree and Relevant Work Experience
  • WORKING HOURS
    38+ hours per week

Competencies

  • Communication Skills
    Ability to communicate effectively with clients and legal professionals
  • Writing Skills
    Excellent writing skills to write clear and concise legal documents, reports and statements
  • Specialist Knowledge
    Possessing sound and specialist knowledge of the law
  • Attention to Detail
    Paying attention to every aspect of the client’s case and ensuring that no “small details” are overlooked
  • Organisational Skills
    Excellent organisation skills to balance a heavy workload
  • Investigation
    Ability to search and examine a matter in a focused manner

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