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Freelance Lawyer Truro, Cornwall, UK

BARRISTER/EMPLOYMENT LAWYER, highly experienced in all aspects of claimant and respondent work including advocacy. Wide business background plus civil litigation and PI work in private practice.

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Hourly Rate / Cost:£88.24 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£705.88 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:253598
: Offers a discounted hourly rate to registered charities

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

Wide-ranging business experience, strong analytical skills together with excellent organisational and administrative capabilities. Articulate, personable and enthusiastic as well as being a good communicator and negotiator. Flexible, adaptable, resourceful and determined.

LAW LECTURER/TUTOR: Experienced in a range of subject areas at all levels of law from AS level to postgraduate and professional legal qualifications.

Employment History

(May 2010 & ongoing)

Freelance lawyer


Part time work for a claims management company advising on civil litigation matters.

(2007 & ongoing)

Freelance Regional Employment Lawyer

Acting for existing clients, on an ad-hoc basis, and involved with marketing and advertising for new ones. (Introduced three new clients so far).


(2001 & ongoing)

Law Tutor (part-time on ad-hoc basis)

Mylor Bridge, Cornwall

Introduced to students by Cornwall Tutors to give private tuition from ‘A’ level to undergraduate level on various areas of law, continuing on an occasional, ad-hoc basis.

(1995 & ongoing)

Law lecturer/Tutor

Truro, Cornwall

Teaching law (and previously other, non-academic, subjects) at further education and higher education level on short-term contracts). I had responsibility for course planning, management and delivery, including creating, providing and regularly reviewing students’ materials and resources; acting as a personal tutor as well as academic supporter; ensuring continual innovative reassessment of course structure to sustain student interest.

(Nov 2007 to Oct 2008)

Employment lawyer (freelance locum)

Plymouth, Devon

Temporary, fixed-term contract to cover all aspects of advice and representation for clients involved in litigation.

(Jan 2006 to Mar 2007)

Specialist Employment Lawyer

Truro, Cornwall

Fixed-term contract to privide advice on all aspects of employment law for the Legal Services’ Commission’s Legal Helpline from initial enquiry to hearing. This encompassed:

• Advising, drafting, negotiating, conciliating and representing (with a heavy emphasis on pre-hearing settlements)
• Dealing with up to 8 new clients per day
• Self-supervising (gained LSC's supervisory status) and working from home
• Recording a minimum of 5 chargeable hours a day to achieve a target of 1100 hours per annum
• Adhering to LSC's rules and observing the Special Quality Mark procedures
• Achieved thousands of pounds of compensation, and other benefits, for clients with no cases lost

(Aug 2003 to Sep 2005)

Business Manager/Consultant (part time and full time)

Retained to provide business, legal, financial and marketing advice concerning the running of a charitable venture with associated warehouse, shops and offices. Sole adviser on employment and personnel matters; chaired meetings; instigated and developed new business plan; thoroughly overhauled organisational effectiveness and implemented cost saving changes; reviewed health and safety procedures and policy; introduced concept of strategic planning to the trustees and improved ways of running the organisation.

(Dec 2003 to May 2005)

Civil Litigator

Working at two firms of solicitors handling employment, personal injury matters (and some debt collection), dealing with all steps from initial client interview to hearing and costs.

(Mar 2001 to Nov 2003)

Civil Litigation Lawyer/Manager

Thurstan Hoskin & Partners,solicitors

Working for Thurstan Hoskin & Partners, solicitors, to run the civil litigation department (non-family) mainly dealing with employment and personal injury work. Also dealt with landlord and tenant problems, housing and debt.

(1986 to 1988)

Bar Practice

self-employed, London

• experienced a wide range of civil and criminal law
• advocacy in Magistrates, Youth, Crown and County and High courts
• dealt with paperwork and legal research, wrote pleadings and opinions
• evaluated information to present in a succinct form
• initiated and co-ordinated data retrieval for mass volume of evidence
• kept accurate notes of court evidence and judicial rulings
• summary writing for Court of Appeal

Professional Qualifications

Academic qualifications:

7 'O' levels
2 'A' levels
BA (Hons) degree in law

Membership of professional bodies:

Gray’s Inn

Courses/seminars attended: Institute of Directors course (current), employment law and civil litigation updates, age discrimination legislation, TUPE Regulations 2006, seminar for senior managers, equal opportunities legislation, stress in the workplace litigation, Human Rights Act, health and safety legislation, various computer courses, updates concerning civil litigation and personal injury, language courses in French, German and Italian.


(Sep 1983 to Jun 1984)

Inns of Court School of Law

Bar finals

(Sep 1980 to Jun 1983)

Kingston University

BA (Hons) degree in Law

Additional Information

Pre-Bar employment

Undertook a variety of secretarial, administrative and organisational posts including:

• working in solicitors’ offices in London (including Herbert Smith and Amhurst Brown), commercial legal departments, The Church Commissioners and national newspapers.
• researching and negotiating in competitive environments as a media executive with Benton and Bowles, a major London advertising agency
• conference organising for up to 800 delegates with PurchasePoint
• marketing and designing advertising and promotional material
• preparing cash-flow analysis, managing finance and accounts

Non-academic skills

Languages: French, German, and Italian (none fluent)
Personal details: Born in the UK, holder of full British driving licence, non-smoker
Interests: Reading, walking, cello, saxophone, chess, sailing.

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignments)

  • Lawyer: UK-qualified Lawyer required to do the following for Middle East-based company: - Confidentiality Agreements - Contracts of employment - Copyright design registration Please apply for more details
  • Freelance Employment Solicitor: I am looking for a freelance employment solicitor. I am starting my own business and need a contract written up for any retainer work that I do.
  • Solicitor: Seeking personal injury solicitors to advise on claim and process with third party. Please apply for more details.
  • Solicitor/Employment Lawyer : Employment Claim Submission to Court. Preparation of claim to overseas Civil & Commercial Court .The claim is based on straightforward breach of contract . The exceutive employment agreeement is well written and airtight . The employer simply does not want to pay the contracted severance pay which is clearly delineated in the employment agreement.
  • Freelance Claims Litigation: We are a regulated Claims Management Company, currently representing over 30,000 clients in a wide range of financial claims. We have a large number of claims that require bringing legal proceedings against the Financial Services providers involved, and have created complex bespoke legal software to enable us to create all the relevant documents.

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