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Barrister CV template


Rebecca Hill
Dayjob Ltd
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6NF
T: 0870 061 0121
M: 0777 000 0000
E: rebecca.h@dayjob.com

PERSONAL SUMMARY

Enthusiastic professional with drive, determination and excellent team working skills. Comfortable working with legal assistants, solicitors and court officials as well as having the necessary communication skills that are required to communicate effectively with clients. Possessing considerable knowledge of all aspects of law and able to play a key role when representing clients and providing them with professional advice and guidance.

Right now searching for an acceptable and rewarding barrister position.

CAREER HISTORY

Legal Firm
BARRISTER     -    May 2008 - Present
Working as part of a team on serious and complex cases in a busy chambers with other legal executives. Responsible for preparing legal arguments for court, drafting documents and negotiating settlements. Involved in representing both individual clients and commercial companies. 

Duties:

  • Advising solicitors and clients on their options.
  • Preparing legal documents and written pleadings for court cases.
  • Reading reports, statements and researching all of the facts.
  • Presenting relevant facts and summing up arguments to support a clients case at court, tribunals or at public enquiries.
  • Monitoring and being in control of all phases of a court case.
  • Cross examining witnesses.
  • Interpreting the law in relation to disputes.
  • Studying evidence and drawing conclusions.
  • Meeting clients and solicitors to obtain more information.
  • Collecting and then analysing information.
  • Involved in researching relevant points of law.
  • Negotiating on behalf of clients.
  • Understand and interpreting complex arguments in a short space of time.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Legal

  • Willing to work irregular hours, including weekends and nights.
  • Knowledge of business, personal and criminal law.
  • Experience of criminal, civil and commercial law.
  • Applying legal theory to practice in court.


Professional

  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with unexpected situations.
  • Can explain ideas and information clearly in writing.
  • Methodical and patient approach to research.
  • Able to provide opinions on a range of legal issues outside of court cases.
  • Understanding of spreadsheets and information databases.
  • Presenting cases clearly and with confidence.
  • Can present a point of view convincingly.
  • Flair for absorbing, understanding and analysing large amounts of information.


KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

Time management
Self motivated
Persuasive
Determined
Trustworthy
Self confident
Good listener
Quick thinker
Persistent
Logical


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Evesham University          2005 - 2008
BA (Hons)   Law

Coventry North College               2003 - 2005
A levels:     Maths (C)   English (C)   Physics (B)

REFERENCES - Available on request.


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