Qualified solicitor who is looking to make the move to contribute to a worthy area. My experience in Guiding and the many skills aquired through my time as a solicitor mean that I am more than able to deal with any situation presented to me. Plase refer to my curriculum vitae for further information and do not hesitate to contact me for further information or clarification.
Current Associate Solicitor
2013-current Pinney Talfourd Solicitors LLP – Residential Property Solicitor
Carrying out daily duties unsupervised to progress residential property matters from inception to completion. Fast paced transactional work requiring strong attention to detail and organisational skills including a clear awareness of deadlines and communication with all parties in light thereof.
Responsible for marketing the department and taking the responsibilities of heading the department of over a dozen personnel together with a colleague. Frequent networking and marketing events. Significant majority of work sourced from word of mouth.
2009-2013 Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP – Residential & Commercial Property Solicitor
The department’s work is sourced by word of mouth only. The client base comprises individuals, some of particularly high value, notable local business persons & business organisations, as well as national developers & national companies.
Dealing with matters from first instruction. Liaising & communicating effectively with clients & intermediaries. Regularly attending events & creating meeting opportunities to market myself & the firm. Drafting & amending all relevant documentation & obtaining proper execution of these. Reporting to the client. Dealing with intermediaries. Completing matters & accounting to the client.
Dealing with company/commercial clients’ property as part of their business/company purchases/sales & the associated formalities including high profile business take-overs including land purchases from Local Authorities. Assisting with business sales & intellectual property matters.
Other: Organising in house professional development for all the firm’s fee earners.
2006 Barking & Dagenham Council Legal Department
Shadowed solicitors in the Employment, Housing & Land Departments & carried out research for new matters. Advised clients on maternity rights.
2002 Barristers Chambers of Lord Gifford QC. Mini pupillage
Shadowed barristers whilst in court & in conference with clients. Carried out varied research. Covered criminal, housing & immigration.
Education & Qualifications
2008-2009 The College of Law, York. LPC: Commendation
Regularly volunteering with the Pro Bono department.
2004-2008 Sheffield Hallam University. Law & Psychology (Hons) BSc: 2.1
Member of the University Law Society. Active member of the Street Law team, organising presentations for outside organisations.
Other Work Experience
2005-2010 Self-employed Trainee Unit Manager for Party Plan
Making presentations utilising communication & organisation skills. Self marketing, good commercial awareness. Receiving & placing confidential orders. Good time management.
Excellent team work & leadership skills. Meeting targets with focus and flexibility.
2005-2008 Accredited Mentor & Ambassador for Sheffield Hallam University
(Oct 2005–April 2006&Sep 2007–Jun 2008)
Trained young person mentor to increase young people’s confidence & develop skills such as time management & efficient revision. Providing one to one assistance to deal with any concerns & encourage them to aspire to higher education.
Thereafter approached to be an ambassador for the University. Setting up open days, speaking to parents & prospective students. Being filmed for promotional videos, giving guided tours & giving talks.
First-Aid Fully qualified First-Aider.
Driving Licence Full clean driving licence.
N.S.R.A. National Smallbore Rifle Association accredited Instructor
IT Skills Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook & Power Point
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