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Edward McLean

179 Rupert Street
Newport
NP29 5RW
Mob: 079 4366 7869       Email: edward.m@live.co.uk

Personal profile statement

I am a highly motivated, charismatic and professional Solicitor with over two years of experience in the legal sector dealing with a variety of legal cases related to criminal and commercial law, personal injury, family and civil disputes. I have excellent communication skills both written and oral as well as the ability to work individually and in groups. I have always had a great passion for the Law and I consistently endeavour to provide the best possible advice and support to my clients.

Achievements

  • Graduated in top 10% by grade, University of Leeds (2015)
  • Excellence Award, Summer Internship (2014)
  • President of Law Society, University of Leeds (2013)

Education

2013 – 2014The Legal Practice Course (LPC)University of Leeds
2010 – 2013LLB LawUniversity of LeedsGrade achieved: [2:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract, Family and Criminal Law
  • Legal Skills and System
  • Medical Law and Ethics

2009 – 2010
Results: History: A English Literature: A Politics: B
A LevelsManchester City College

Work experience

Mar 2016 – PresentSolicitor             Smith & Lawson Ltd

Main duties performed:

  • Interviewing and advising clients on the law and legal issues relating to their cases and how to best proceed forward to ensure a successful outcome
  • Dealing with legal cases related to criminal law, personal injury, family divorce and custody, civil disputes, commercial and financial disagreements
  • Drafting and producing documents which meet the client’s needs including contracts, application forms and letters
  • Completing naturalisation, immigration visas (student, spouse, fiancé, tourist and visitor) and other legal applications on behalf of the client
  • Representing the client in legal capacity
  • Preparing court proceedings and trial bundles
  • Attending court hearings with counsel and ensuring all documentation is in order
  • Negotiating with clients and other professionals to come to mutually-beneficial agreements in order to settle cases in the favour of clients
  • Dealing with insurance companies, law enforcement, legal professionals and other third parties to discuss specific cases when required
  • Keeping up to date with any changes in the law

Feb 2014 – Feb 2016Trainee Solicitor         Smith & Lawson Ltd

Main duties performed:

  • Interviewing potential new clients and providing free initial consultation
  • Dealing with cases involving civil litigation and employment law
  • Preparing visa and immigration application forms
  • Liaising with lawyers, barristers and other legal experts on a regular basis
  • Construction of legal documentation including letters, forms and contracts
  • Updating diaries and arranging meetings between clients and members of staff
  • Interviewing and advising clients on a variety of issues
  • Preparing documentation for court including forms, statements and drafts
  • Drafting witness statements and preparing grounds of appeal
  • Attending hearings with clients in an advisory, non-qualified capacity
  • Answering the telephone and responding to other forms of communication in a professional and timely manner
  • Keeping clear and concise records of costing and invoices
  • Ensuring all documentation is stored correctly

Qualifications

  • Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice – CILEx
  • Level 3 Certificate for Legal Secretaries – City & Guilds
  • Level 2 ITQ – The Chartered Institute for IT

Skills

  • Extensive experience of conducting internet legal research, including the use of legal databases such Westlaw and PLC
  • Creating a variety of legal documents and contracts for immigration, family, civil, commercial and corporate cases
  • Reviewing documents and reports for legal accuracy and providing high quality legal advice on a wide range of matters
  • Efficient typing speed of 67wpm (words per minute)

Hobbies and interests

I am an active member of my local hockey team, where I have taken an active organisational role within the team; organising events such as matches and team socials. This not only allows me to play the sport that I love but it is also a great way to meet new people and develop my team working and communication skills in the process.

References

Mr John Steward
Senior Solicitor, Smith & Lawson Ltd
Address: 43 Red Rd, Coldfield, CE8 1QT
Tel: 0723 4533 6784
Email: john.s@live.co.uk
Mrs Kelly Clark
Lecturer, University of Leeds
Address: 7 Summer Rd, Leeds, L90 3DE
Tel: 0680 3466 7865
Email: kelly.c@gmail.com

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Tips

  • Volunteer: The competition for Solicitor jobs is rife at the moment and those candidates that demonstrate the most relevant work experience and technical skills have the best chance of securing themselves a job. An effective way of making yourself stand out from the crowd is to volunteer at various law practising firms which will not only give you some relevant work experience in the field but also help you gain employer references and enable you to network with other legal professionals.

Good Luck!

solicitor

OVERVIEW

  • SALARY RANGE
    £25.000 – £60.000
  • ENTRY
    Degree and Relevant Work Experience
  • WORKING HOURS
    38+ hours per week

Competencies

  • Communication Skills
    Ability to communicate effectively with clients
  • Investigation
    Researching and examining an issue in a focused manner
  • Writing Skills
    Excellent writing skills to write clear and concise letters, reports and contracts and completing application forms
  • Organisational Skills
    Excellent organisation skills to balance a heavy workload
  • Listening Skills
    Ability to listen to customers and clients and offering solutions to their problems
  • Caring
    Ability to care for and empathise with clients’ needs

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