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I am currently available for work
Serial No: 42350
(10/29/1971, female)
List top 5 skills: contract management, events management, legal assistant, legal manager, legal paralegal, public relations
Short Bio:

I am an ambitious lawyer with a keen desire to work in an international firm with high quality work and opportunities. I have demonstrated this ambition through
undertaking legal case working even before my graduation from law school. I worked with firms with international focus on Immigration and International commercial contracts. During my time in my legal roles, I experienced work in general commercial litigation, Immigration, civil litigation, employment law and extensive legal research.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

British

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 

african dialect, Creole, english, spanish

Locations I am interested in working:

Bahrain, Dubai



Personal Profile

I am a self-motivated, organised, detail oriented and able individual who is able to work well under Pressure on my own and as a team. I would like to work in a challenging and invigorating environment with like-minded professionals where I can enhance my capabilities as an efficient legal/corporate professional.

I am also a qualified Public Relations consultant and have gained experience in leadership and event management, Customer Service, Administration and capacity building Key Skills.

I have very strong work ethics with a flexible and enthusiastic approach to work and can adapt to varied levels of work and working conditions.

 

Education

2013-2013
Wizcore Consultants – SAP Business Intelligence

2005- 2007
London Metropolitan University – LPC

2005 – 2007
London Metropolitan University – GDL Law

2002 – 2004
David Game College London – Diploma in Public Relations

1994 – 1998
University of East London – BA Hons Communication studies

1992 – 1994
South East London College – BTEC Business & Finance

 

Employment History

Adel Jibs & Co Solicitors
June 2013 to Date

Training Seats Undertaken:

Commercial Property (Dec 2013 – Jun 2014)

Commercial Litigation (Jan 2013 – July 2014)

Personal Injury (June 2013 – Dec 2014)

Civil Litigation (June 2013 – Date)

Employment Law (June 2013 – Date)

Commercial Property:

• Acted for the Vendor in the sale of a leasehold registered lease both Long/short term.

• Also acted for the purchaser in the sale of a warehouse and Shops in the Middlesex Area.

• Draft new Lease incorporating terms from the original lease, a deed of variation and head of Terms.

• Attend client meetings, liaise and negotiate with external officials

Commercial Litigation:

• Acted for a charitable organisation in a contentious breach of contract matter relating to the acquisition and financing of a water supply deal.

• Acted in a breach of contract matter relating to non-compliance of energy regulation and staff supply in the UK. Drafted Defence and counterclaim.

• Draw up distribution agreements, non-disclosure/non circumvention agreements, terms of engagement and MOUs.

• Acted in a breach of contract matter where the defendant was in breach for non-performance of the terms and conditions of the contract. Drafted claims settled out of court and brought the matter to a successful resolution.

Personal Injury:

• Carried out personal injury matters involving Road Traffic Accidents. Used the MOJs portal system for small claims in line the Lord Jackson reforms.

• Acted on more contentious matters where causation had to be established.

Civil Litigation:

• Assisted with arbitration matter involving business owners and contractors.

• Drafted letters before action, claim, defence and counterclaims

• Preparing witnesses for cross examination, taking instruction, draft statement of case, witness statements, research and evidence gathering.

Employment:

• Acted for claimant in a constructive dismissal case involving bullying at work and whistle blowing.

• Acted for an employer in a gross misconduct matter leading to a dismissal.

 

Graceland Solicitors
Jan 2011 to Dec 2012
Paralegal

• Assisted senior partners with Legal support work ranging from breach of contract matters, employment matters and personal injury.

• Carried out extensive legal research.

• Drafted claims, ET1s, ET3s particulars of claim, defences, witness statements and COT3/ Settlement agreements.

 

Ikie Solicitors/Practice
Mar 2005 to Dec 2010
Legal Assistant

• Assisted with legal matters ranging from Employment, Housing, Civil litigation and family law.

• Drafted claims, Divorce petitions, ET1s and defences.

• Secondment as office manager for one year running the practice on a managerial capacity.

 

WISH For Africa
Oct 2008 to 2010
Events Coordinator

Charitable Organisation proving affordable medical treatment in developing nations Roles

• Organise and manage fundraising /awareness events

• Plan Trustees and Directors meetings

• Plan corporate responsibility and capacity building events

• Admin duties to cover areas pertinent to events and promoting worldwide awareness of the charity

• Using best practices to promote working relations and partnership with community development agencies and private sector companies in carrying out their corporate social responsibilities.

Additional Information Thesis on the ‘Adequacy of Civil remedies’ in oil pollution cases.

(Received offers for publication of my thesis)

Attended an external course on public relations.

 

Language

English (Fluent)

Spanish (basic)

 

Interests

Reading, Travelling, Golf, music.