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.
Graduated in top 10% by grade, University of Leeds (2015)
Excellence Award, Summer Internship (2014)
President of Law Society, University of Leeds (2013)
2013 – 2014
The Legal Practice Course (LPC)
University of Leeds
2010 – 2013
University of Leeds
Grade achieved: [2:1]
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
Manchester City College
Mar 2016 – Present
Solicitor 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 2016
Trainee 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
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
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.
Mr John Steward Senior Solicitor, Smith & Lawson Ltd Address: 43 Red Rd, Coldfield, CE8 1QT Tel: 0723 4533 6784 Email:[email protected]
Mrs Kelly Clark Lecturer, University of Leeds Address: 7 Summer Rd, Leeds, L90 3DE Tel: 0680 3466 7865 Email:[email protected]
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