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Legal Advisor CV Template + Tips and Download

By: Sobhan Mohmand, Editorial manager       Last updated: 1 Oct 2018

Tip: Use the Legal Advisor CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Jamie Andrews

40 Fast Road
Finchley
PE2 5ZY
Mob: 079 3225 6753       Email: jamie-andrews@live.co.uk

Personal profile statement

I am an articulate, organised and driven Legal Advisor with a passion for helping people overcoming their problems. I take great pride in my work and ensure that all the advice and guidance I offer to my clients is of the highest standard. Giving exceptional customer service is one of my greatest strengths.

My previous work experience in the field has ensured that I am comfortable and proficient in communicating with people and professionals at all levels; from a first-year undergraduate student seeking advice to a legal professional seeking assistance.

Achievements

  • Received the “Oustanding Customer Service” Award at J.S & Partners (2016)
  • University Mooting Champaign, 2014
  • Student Ambassador, Sheffield Hallam University, 2013

Education

2014 – 2015 Legal Practice Course (LPC) De Montfort University

2011 – 2014 LLB (Honours) Law Sheffield Hallam University Grade achieved: [2:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • Constitutional Law and Human Right
  • Commercial Law
  • Administrative Law and Social Justice
  • Wills, Equity and Trusts

2009 – 2011
Results: History: A Law: A English Language: B
A Levels Hilton College

Work experience

Sept 2015 – Present Legal Adviser       J.S & Partners

Main duties performed:

  • Providing legal expertise, advice and guidance to a broad range of customers
  • Interviewing clients by telephone or face-to-face, to address their issues
  • Drafting up legal documents including contracts and statements of fact
  • Auditing and reviewing legal documents
  • Negotiating contractual legal clauses on behalf of the client
  • Representing the client during business meetings or court hearings
  • Liaising with a wide range variety of clients and involved parties (such as solicitors and insurers) on a daily basis
  • Briefing counsel and preparing court documentation
  • Assisting claimants with their claims from start to finish of a claims process
  • Explaining complex legal matters clearly to people who have little or no knowledge of legal matters
  • Maintaining the highest standard of customer care at all times
  • Prioritising and handling a heavy caseload
  • Arranging medical examinations and treatment (when appropriate)
  • Dealing professionally with customer feedback, complaints and suggestions
  • Ensuring case files are up to date and kept to strict deadlines
  • Liaising with senior lawyers across the organisation
  • Supervising junior and intern staff
  • Maintaining the Case Management System

Feb 2015 – Sept 2015 Legal Assistant         Atherton Solicitors

Main duties performed:

  • Preparing official documentation including wills, contracts, statements and other legal documents
  • Meeting with clients and discussing their circumstances and needs
  • Referring all cases to the senior members of the team
  • Responding to all correspondents through phone, email and fax
  • Organising online diary management software
  • Ensuring all records are kept up to date and confidential
  • Carrying out general admin work within an office environment

Qualifications

  • Legal Practice Course (LPC)
  • NVQ Level 4 in Legal Advice
  • Learning to Advise Training (10 days) – AdviceUK

Skills

  • Knowledgeable: I have studied the law for many years, and I have developed a pragmatic approach to complex legal issues, ultimately benefitting my clients with accurate and up-to-date advice.
  • Communication Skills: I am an eloquent individual with excellent listening and presenting skills. Over the years, I have effectively interacted with numerous people, and I have learnt to practice humility and think before I speak.
  • People Skills: I have experience of working with people from different backgrounds, ages, and professional levels, enabling me to build strong relationships and trust with my clients.

Hobbies and interests

I enjoy going to the gym and participating in various fitness classes, which not only gives me the opportunity to stay fit and healthy, but it allows me to meet new people and develop my social skills outside of a working environment.

References

Mr Mason Flynn
Senior Legal Advisor, J.S & Partners
Address: 1 Kenley Road, Chester, C32 1DY
Tel: 0793 1235 7824
Email: masonflynn@live.co.uk
Mr Jack Bishop
MD, Atherton Solicitors
Address: 5 Gloucester Rd, Leeds, L60 3YY
Tel: 0780 6425 8424
Email: jackbishop@gmail.com

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Tips

  • Track record: People come to Legal Advisors because they are considered to be the most reliable and experienced professionals dealing with the law. A good way to demonstrate your experience in the legal field is to mention the number of cases that you have successfully been involved with. For example, you could state on your CV; “Advised more than 200 individuals, ranging from students to business directors, on a wide variety of legal issues.” This demonstrates to the prospective employer that you highly experienced in giving legal assistance to clients from all backgrounds.

Good Luck!

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OVERVIEW

  • SALARY RANGE
    £18.000 – £50.000
  • ENTRY
    Degree and Relevant Work Experience
  • WORKING HOURS
    37+ hours per week

Competencies

  • Communication Skills
    Ability to effectively communicate complex legal laws and concepts
  • Listening Skills
    Ability to effectively listen to customers and clients
  • Investigation
    Ability to search and examine a matter in a focused manner
  • Interpersonal Skills
    Excellent interpersonal skills to build business relationships
  • Specialist Knowledge
    Possessing sound and specialist knowledge of the law
  • Problem-solving
    To identify and solve legal problems and issues

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