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Maxine Curry
Dayjob Limited
The Big Peg
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6NF
T: 0044 123 456 7890


An ambitious, pro-active and argumentative Lawyer who will fight her side of the story till the end. Maxine has energy, stamina and determination needed to work long demanding hours and challenge complex cases. She is very good at determining if a case is winnable from the start and is honest enough to advise clients accordingly. One of her key strengths is her ability to give clear advice to clients on all aspects of the law. At the moment she works for a reputable law firm where she has built up a strong track record of winning clients, leading on pitches and building business networks. Through her career she has represented individuals, groups, public sector organisations and private companies. She has over five years’ experience of running a mixed caseload of high value cases and presenting them at court proceedings and hearings. As a true professional she is comfortable with autonomy and making important key decisions. On a personal level she has a keen interest in upholding the law while protecting a client’s rights. Right now, she is looking for a suitable role with a leading law firm that has a reputation for success and exceptional client service.



LAWYER – Start Date – Present
Employers name – Location
Responsible for representing clients in courts and advising them on their legal situation.


  • Understanding and assimilating information quickly and then making sound reasoned decisions in relation to matters of law.
  • Assessing the nature of any client enquiries and deciding whether they fall within the firm’s area of practice.
  • Accepting instructions from new clients and confirming this in writing in accordance with all legal requirements.
  • Advising clients of the likely costs and means of funding available for them.
  • Meeting clients from different backgrounds on a daily basis.
  • Determining how the facts of a case interact with current law.
  • Leading by example as a role model for the firms values and professional standards.
  • Taking instructions from clients.
  • Flagging up concerns in proposed cases, paperwork or deals.
  • Attending meetings to negotiate with the legal representatives of the opposing party.
  • Checking paperwork and documentation prior to handing them over for a client to sign.
  • Advising colleagues, clients and companies on their contractual obligations.
  • Supporting colleagues when they need assistance.


JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location

JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location



  • Listening to clients in a professional, tactful and sympathetic manner.
  • Keeping up to date with changes in the law.
  • Thinking creatively to accomplish clients objectives.
  • Settling disputes and supervising any agreements.
  • Able to remain seated for long periods of time with little activity going.
  • A sound understanding of public and regulatory law.
  • A flexible approach to work.


  • Not afraid to stand ground and argue a point.
  • Genuine passion and an interest in the law.
  • Can stay cool under pressure.



Negotiating settlements
Public speaking
Commercial law
Writing contracts
Meeting clients



University name  –  Degree details              Study Dates
College name      –  Qualifications                Study Dates
School name       –  Subjects / Grades          Study Dates



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