Experiences

General, Management & Supervision

Experiences
  • Through other firms:
  • Office Precedents: Proof of Evidence, Letterhead (amendments and assisting in preparation of new version), Form of Authority, File Opening Form, File Arrangement Forms and Systems, Logs, Police Station Attendance Form (amendments), Ledger System, Briefs, Private Billing Excel Sheet, Terms of Business (amendments)
  • Policies: Working alongside external Consultancy Firm in receiving, amending (where requested) and implementing Policies with staff (i.e. Conflict Check, Equality & Diversity, Compliance Plan, Complaints Form etc)
  • Prison Video Link: Solely Researching, Promoting and Setting-Up Hardware and Bridging Provider from the Office to Prisons Across UK – Time and Cost Saving Exercise.
  • Postage System: Assisting in setting up a cost effective and time saving system (inc Pitney Bowes Franking Machine set-up, Complaint(s) Post Office etc, Effective System of Postage and Staff Rotas)
  • LAA Tender: Major and Senior part drafting, preparing, finalising ITT Tenders (inc Own Client Contract and the 2015 substantial Tender Applications). With a little support from external Consultancy and the firm cutting costs undertook this complex task tendering in 5 areas across West London and with resounding success (but for the changes by the Govt). Assisting with Staffing issues, Supervisor Forms, Indemnity Forms and Fulfilling LAA Requirements.
  • LAA Audits (numerous): Assisting & Supervising (certain aspects) – In preparation for LAA Criminal Contract Audits (inc Peer Review & Contract Compliance Audits).
  • Preparations for Contract Manager (LAA Crime): Assisting in Preparation/Amendments to SQM Office Manual and Organisation Chart.
  • SRA Accounting: Assisting Senior with calculating monies held in Client Account and Office Account. Cross referring with Accountant and the Client files. Calculating transfers from Client to Office account. Chasing-up and collecting outstanding fees and setting–up strategies to reduce losses etc.
  • LAA/National Taxing Team Billing Issues: Challenging Billing Calculations by LAA
  • Trust Deed(s): Drafting Trust Deeds Between Management (Re: Shares, Interests and Rights within Business Structure)
  • Management Agreements: Trusted Position to Assist Senior Staff with Investment Agreements, Resolutions and Stock Transfers.
  • Appointment of Director Forms and Stock Transfer Forms – Drafting for changes in Management Structure.
  • Office Banking Issues:e. Change of Mandate Issues with Bank Re: Previous Director
  • Client Care and Terms of Business: Drafting, Amending & Updating staff for Implementation (i.e. CCR2013, Complaints Section and Ombudsman (timescale).
  • Consultancy Agreements & Employment Contracts: Drafting, Amending and Following-Up Consultancy Agreements Duty Solicitor, Employment Contracts and Engagement Agreements (i.e. during ITT Tenders 2015)
  • Solicitor Indemnity Insurance: Assisting Senior Staff with aspects of Indemnity Insurance intermittently.
  • References: Senior staff provided outline and drafted, cross referred and received confirmation before progressing reference applications for staff and consultants.
  • Office Lease: Considering, Negotiating and Amending Current Lease Agreement for Office. Drafting and Progressing Completion, Statutory Declaration and Initial Payment.
  • Staff Guidance: Preparing and Drafting: Magistrates Court file management Guides, To Do Lists, Supervision (up to 4-5 staff members) across different areas of law (Crime, Family, Civil etc), Feedback and innumerable number of times assistance required during the day with on-going issues.
  • Website: Drafting contents of the firm’s website and Senior’s profile.
  • Complaints: Dealing with (often without support) Complaints. On occasion, if the matter required, external assistance was provided by a consultant and she worked alongside to progress matters. Examples: Complaint by CAT Team (who progress LAA applications) to Contract Manager Re Member of Staff (responding to LAA and Contract Manager); Complaints by Courts (i.e. Re non-attendance, non-compliance or other issues).
  • Staff (Searching for Candidates, Interviewing, Assessing, Feedback, Decision to Hire/Terminate), Complaints; Staff Complaints/Issues): Developed into the ‘go to’ individual for issues and used as a go between to handle the issues on behalf of Senior staff and Feedback whilst implementing final decisions. Interviewed staff, guided into role, problem solving, assisting to fulfil role, providing support across the board, dealing with internal staff disputes, fiery disputes with Senior staff (inc MCOL claims and Disputes developing from ending employment).
  • Bar Council Application: Drafting and Preparing: Pupillage Program (with Counsel involvement), Practice Skills Standard, Pupillage Documentation, Bar Council Application, Policy Documentation and Pupil Supervisor Documentation.
  • Disputes with Chambers: Dealing with billing matters for various Chambers. Dealing with dispute regarding fees for specific cases and responding to Bar Council (inc Day to Day negotiations with Chambers)
  • Registering Firm for Training Contracts: and briefing Senior on procedures and steps. Including assisting future Trainees with PSC, Training Records and Time to Count Applications.
  • Representing Firm: Set-Up and Voiced the Telephone Line (for few years) and would be requested to meet most walk-in client’s to represent the firm and progress to receiving instructions.
  • Drafting Affidavits:e. for name change, student finance issues, ID documentation issues etc

 

Criminal Law Experiences

Cases & Experiences
  1. CRM 14, 15 & 16 applications – Including guiding new staff with completing the same.
  2. Defence Cost Orders
  3. Billing: AF1 and LF1 Billing
  4. Many Police Station Attendance: Experienced in Advising Youths and Adults from the everyday offences to the most serious.
  5. R v A (Private – Theft, Poss Cannabis (x2) & Impersonating Police Constable) – Considering CPS Disclosure, Drafting Reps CPS segregating offences and deal by way of caution), All Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc.
  6. R v T (LAA – VHCC Fraud Case – Conspiracy to (1) facilitate the arrival of imm into UK using false/forged docs (2)assist those already in UK to remain using forged documents (3) to commit Forgery etc) – numerous Prison visits, Considering substantial CPS documents, Proof of Evidence, Drafting record of billing for VHCC application and billing, Day to Day communications, VHCC chase-up and progression, Alongside Counsel preparing Bail Application (inc gathering Sureties and Securities), Briefing Counsels (Snr & Jnr), Substantial translations of Spanish Documents (Spanish tapping evidence), Expert instruction and Acquiring Report,
  7. R v Z.M (LAA – Handling Stolen Goods) – Considering CPS Disclosure, All Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Drafting numerous Witness Statements, Advising, Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc.
  8. R v N.S (Dangerous Dog Act) – Considering documents, Progressing Expert Report, Briefing Counsel/Senior.
  9. R v K.M.W (Common Assault) – Considering CPS Disclosure, All Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Advising, Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc.
  10. R v R.I (Robbery (x2)) – Considering CPS Disclosure, Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Advising, Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc.
  11. R v J.S (Common Assault (x3)) – Billing breakdown for Senior.
  12. R v J.T (GBH, s.20) – Considering CPS Disclosure, All Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Advising, Drafting: Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc.
  13. R v R.S (& Others) (Publicised – 9 x Conspiracy to facilitate breach of immigration fraud (ii) providing false information to Charities Commission (iii) aiding another to provide false income to secure a mortgage) – Securing Main Defendant, Day to Day Communications, Considering Extensive CPS Documentation, Advising, Briefing and Communicating with Counsel, Drafting: Proof of Evidence, assistance with DCS, Gathering Evidence, Drafting: numerous Witness Statements, Drafting & Gathering References, Guiding Staff with applying for Prior Authority, Appealing Prior Authority Refusal, Mitigation etc
  14. R v S.B (Private – failed without reasonable cause to surrender to custody) – Considering Documentation, Day to Day Communications, Listing Issues, Briefing Counsel etc
  15. R v Y.E (Publicised – Boiler Room Fraud, 1.8 million Fraud and 18k PPE) – Considering CPS Disclosure, Most Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Numerous Conferences Taking Instructions Meeting Client Outside of Office, Advising, Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Booking Counsel/QC, Briefing Counsel/QC, Change of Jnr Counsel, Extensive back and forth briefing/taking instructions for New Counsel, Working Closely with QC/Counsel to Progress the Case etc.
  16. R v M.J (Money Laundering – £100k & Possession of Police Article) – Considering CPS Disclosure, Day to Day Communications and Some Conferences, Advising, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel, Bail Applications (inc Securities & Sureties), Handling Case Whilst Senior Abroad, Drafting: Bail application, etc.
  17. R v C (Two Defendants – Conspiracy Drugs (Class A), Firearms and Live Ammunition) – Supervising Staff (Senior Away), Bail application, Booking Counsel, Booking Video Link Conferences, applying LA, Considering CPS Disclosure, Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Problem Solving Issues with Staff Handling Matters, Assisting with Bail Applications and DCS, Prison Visits, Advising, Drafting: Proof of Evidence, Diary Management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel, Transfer Request Handling (inc Drafting Representations)
  18. R v M.W (Private – Malicious Communications) – Considering CPS Disclosure, All Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Billing, Drafting, Advising, Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Drafting: Extensive Representations to CPS for NFA, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc.
  19. R v P & J (2 defendants – Conspiracy Theft – 3k PPE) – Supervising & Assisting Staff, Considering CPS Documents, Troubleshooting Issues (issues with Chambers and Client), Considering and oversight of matters.
  20. R v M.G (Common Assault & GBH) – Considering CPS Disclosure, Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Advising, Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc.
  21. R v J.A: (Criminal Damage) – Discussing, Advising, Client Instructed. Explaining to Staff and Guiding with Next Steps, Sourcing, Briefing and Instructing Counsel etc
  22. R v R.J.Z (Motoring Offences) – Walk-In Client, Considered Documents, Advised, Client Instructed, Drafted: Case Management Questionnaire, Plea Forms, Statement of Financials, Communications with Court, Sourcing/ Instructing Counsel etc
  23. R v S.B (DWP Benefits Fraud) – Day to Day Communications, Considering Documents, Research, Advising, Arranging Interview, Sourcing Counsel, Instructing and Briefing etc
  24. R v D.C (numerous charges of Make Indecent Photograph/Pseudo Image of a Child – all categories) ­– Considering CPS Disclosure, Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Advising, Drafting: Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel, Sourcing and Instructing Expert etc
  25. R v J.P – (Fraud by Abuse of Position – £250k – Also Civil Client) – Complex Civil Matter Leading to Criminal Proceedings also. Considering CPS Documents, Advising Client, Assisting Staff to Progress Aspects, Assisting in Draft of Proof of Evidence (as handled the Civil Matter) etc
  26. R v S.C (Murder – Youth Client – Pre-Charge): Pre-Charge, Researching, Day to Day Communications, Assisting QC, Attending and Assisting with Conferences, Maintaining Client Expectations, Further Offences Being Committed, Ensuring Staff Handle Properly, LAA Applications, Sourcing/Instructing/Briefing Counsels, BTR, Dealing with Police etc
  27. R v A.N (Fraud – Employer Royal Mail) – Day to Day Communications, Considering Documents, Research, Advising, Negotiating Employment Matters, Arranging Interview etc
  28. R v S.C (Threats to Kill) Considering CPS Disclosure, Drafting Reps CPS to Prevent Charging Decision, All Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Proof of Evidence and Formal Representations.
  29. R v A.B (Challenging Transfer of LAA Application) Considering Documents, Considering Transfer Application, Drafting: Representations Against Transfer and Day to Day Communications.
  30. R v S.C (Challenging Transfer of LAA Application) Considering Documents, Considering Transfer Application, Drafting: Representations Against Transfer and Day to Day Communications.
  31. R v H Solicitors (Challenging Claim by Firm to Claim Firm’s PS Attendance Fee) Agreed a Consultancy attendance and then drafted representations challenging their attempt to claim full fee.
  32. R v H.B (Challenging Transfer of LAA Application) Considering Documents, Considering Transfer Application, Drafting: Representations Against Transfer and Day to Day Communications.
  33. R v J.F (Challenging Transfer of LAA Application) Considering Documents, Considering Transfer Application, Drafting: Representations Against Transfer and Day to Day Communications.
  34. R v J.O (Challenging Transfer of LAA Application) Considering Documents, Considering Transfer Application, Drafting: Representations Against Transfer and Day to Day Communications.
  35. R v I.A (Challenging Transfer of LAA Application) Considering Documents, Considering Transfer Application, Drafting: Representations Against Transfer and Day to Day Communications.
  36. R v M.G (Challenging Transfer of LAA Application) Considering Documents, Considering Transfer Application, Drafting: Representations Against Transfer and Day to Day Communications.
  37. R v R.K (Challenging Transfer of LAA Application) Considering Documents, Considering Transfer Application, Drafting: Representations for Transfer and Day to Day Communications.
  38. R v S.H (Challenging Transfer of LAA Application) Considering Documents, Considering Transfer Application, Drafting: Representations For Transfer and Day to Day Communications.
  39. R v K.S (Money Laundering £50k +) Considering CPS Disclosure, Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Transfer of Representation (Private), Advising, Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc.
  40. R v N.A (Assault by Beating – Bail Variation) Considering CPS Disclosure, Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Drafting: Bail Variation etc
  41. R v H.L (Substantial Money Laundering – Failing to Exercise Due Diligence, Possessing Criminal Property) Assisting & Whilst Senior Away Managing, Considering Substantial CPS Documents, Assisting Trial Counsel with Preparation of Drafted Applications/Documents, Day to Day Communications, Instructing Banking Experts, Guiding and Assisting Other Staff Both Snr/Jnr etc
  42. R v T.M (Fraud in Employment) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Representations to CPS to Prevent Charge.
  43. R v T.S (PWITS & Acquire/Use/Possess Criminal Property) Considering CPS Disclosure, Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Advising, Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc.
  44. R v T.S (ABH) Considering CPS Disclosure, Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Advising, Proof of Evidence, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc.
  45. R v V.M & Other (Manslaughter) Considering CPS Disclosure, Assisting with Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Assisting with Advising, Proof of Evidence, Transfer Request Representations, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc. Supporting/Guiding Jnr Staff to fulfil tasks etc
  46. R v D.G (Assisting with Preparation of Special Prep Claim)
  47. R v N.W (Lengthy Variation of Confiscation Order Proceedings) Considering CPS Disclosure, Day to Day Communications and Conferences, Advising, Proof of Evidence, Drafting Variation Applications, Representations to CPS/Court, Diary management, Booking Counsel, Briefing Counsel etc.

Family Law Experiences

Cases & Experiences
  1. Client: S.S (Divorce, Child Arrangement Order and Financial Proceedings) – Drafting: Client Care, Terms of Business, Billing (throughout), Drafting all Day to Day communications (other side, client and court). Dealing with: Divorce (i.e. Ack of Service, Decree Nisi, Absolute), Child Arrangement Order (C100, MIAM) and Financial Proceedings (Form E) etc
  2. Client: V.J (Financial Proceedings, Judicial Separation) – Drafting: Client Care, Terms of Business, Billing (throughout), Drafting all Day to Day communications (other side, client and court). Dealing with: Divorce (i.e. Ack of Service, Decree Nisi, Absolute), Child Arrangement Order (C100, MIAM) and Financial Proceedings (Form E)
  3. Client: N.G (also Property Client – Intervener Proceedings) – Intervener proceedings for third party interest in property for on-going financial proceedings in Brentford CC. Drafting: application, writing to other party and filing at Brentford CC etc
  4. Client: I.S.B (Intervener Proceedings within Financial Proceedings) – Drafting: Client Care / Terms of Business, Researching, Briefing Senior, Gathering Evidence, Day to Day Communications, Drafting: Extensive Witness Statement, Preparing Bundle, Dealing with Adjournment (Consent Order etc) etc.
  5. Client: B.M (Divorce) – Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support, Decree Nisi, Decree Absolute etc,
  6. Client: M.G (Family Client – Non Molestation Order, Divorce, Financial, Child Arrangement) – Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Change of Solicitor, Relevant Forms/Documents (C100, Petition, Schedule of Allegations, Witness Statements etc), Day to Day communications and numerous Conferences, Supervising Staff to progress Certain Aspects, Briefing Counsels, Managing and Progressing these Matters.
  7. Client: T.P (Divorce, Financial Matters and Child Arrangement Matters) – Drafting: Client Care, Terms, Day to Day Communications, Relevant Forms & Documents (i.e. Petition, Decree Nisi, Decree Absolute etc) to Progress Matters, Negotiating Financial Matters without need for Financial Proceedings, Guiding Staff to Handle Aspects, Problem Solving Mistakes by Staff, Billing,
  8. Client: S.S (Divorce, Financial and Child Arrangement Order) ­ Drafting: Client Care, Terms of Business, Billing (throughout), Drafting Day to Day communications (other side, client and court). Guiding and Assisting Staff to Progress Aspects. Dealing with: Divorce (i.e. Ack of Service, Decree Nisi, Absolute), Child Arrangement Order (C100, MIAM) and Financial Proceedings (Form E),
  9. Client: M.S (Divorce) – Drafting: Client Care, Terms of Business, Billing (throughout), Drafting Day to Day communications (other side, client and court), Advising. Dealing with: Divorce (i.e. Drafting: Ack of Service, Decree Nisi, Absolute etc).
  10. Client:M (Divorce) – Drafting: Client Care, Terms of Business, Billing (throughout), Drafting Day to Day communications (other side, client and court), Advising. Dealing with: Divorce (i.e. Drafting: Ack of Service, Decree Nisi, Absolute etc).
  11. Client: S.T (Private (Pre-Charge) Online Grooming) – Client received allegation of online grooming and threat of Police action. Advising, Day to Day communications, Research, On-Going Instructions, Advising, Instructing Telephone Expert etc
  12. Client: I.E (Child Arrangement Order (inc Prohibited Steps Order) – Advising, Day to Day Communications, Day to Day Communications, Research, Advising, Preparing Bundles Drafting: Applications (and other normal documents in such proceedings), Witness Statements, Statements of Issue, Position Statements, Costs schedules, Sourcing, Instructing and Briefing Counsel etc
  13. Client: A.G (Complex Pension and High Income Financial Proceedings) – Advising, Drafting: Client Care, Terms of Business, Billing (throughout), Drafting all Day to Day communications (other side, client and court). Dealing with: complex Financial Proceedings, Sourcing, Instructing and Briefing Counsel, Researching, Advising, Assisting Counsel to Draft Preliminary Hearing Documents, Form E, Questionnaires, Replies to Questionnaire, s.25 Statements, Costs Schedules etc. MPS & Legal Costs Order Interim Proceedings (Drafting Extensive Witness Statement and Substantial Bundle), Drafting: Witness statements, Final Hearing Re-Listed on three extra occasions for further evidence and Statements (due to complex nature an international elements).
  14. Client: J.F (Complex High Net Worth (Director of Major International Bank) Parties – Schedule 1 Proceedings, TOLATA Proceedings and Legal Costs Proceedings) – This was a complex and substantial matter. Drafting: Client Care, Terms of Business, Billing (throughout), Drafting all Day to Day communications (other side, client and court). Advising, Dealing with: complex Financial Proceedings, Sourcing, Instructing and Briefing Counsels, Researching, Advising, Assisting Counsel to Draft Preliminary Hearing Documents, Costs Schedules etc. TOLATA, Schedule 1 and Legal Costs Order Proceedings (Drafting Extensive Witness Statements and Substantial Bundles). Drafting: Complex Pre-Nuptial Agreement
  15. Client: K.K (Child Arrangement Order Matters) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Advising, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Negotiations for CAO Matters
  16. Client: S.K (Divorce) – Client: S.S (Divorce, Child Arrangement Order and Financial Proceedings) – Drafting: Client Care, Terms of Business, Billing (throughout), Advising, Drafting Day to Day communications (other side, client and court). Dealing with: Divorce (i.e. Ack of Service, Decree Nisi, Absolute) etc
  17. Client: A.R (Child Arrangement Order (CAO) Matters) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Advising, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Negotiations for CAO Matters
  18. Client: A.J (Non-Molestation Order) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Advising, Drafting: Negotiations for Non-Molestation Matters.
  19. Client: A.K (Divorce) – Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support, Statement of Reconciliation, Decree Nisi, Decree Absolute etc,
  20. Client: B.S (Enforcement Application & Possession of Property Claim) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Considering Documentation, Advising, Drafting: Negotiations, Enforcement (D11, Witness Statement, Exhibits, Bundle, Draft Order etc), Possession Claim (N215, Witness Statement, Particulars of Claim, Exhibits, bundle etc).
  21. Client: B.S (Child Arrangement Order) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: C100 etc
  22. Client: B.M (Divorce) – Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support, Statement of Reconciliation, Decree Nisi, Decree Absolute etc,
  23. Client: B.S.S (Child Arrangement Order) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: C100 etc
  24. Client: E.K.W (Divorce) – Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support, Statement of Reconciliation, Decree Nisi, Decree Absolute etc,
  25. Client: H.M (Non-Molestation Order) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Advising, Drafting: Negotiations for Non-Molestation Matters, Consent Order Settlement (inc Police Bail Variation) etc
  26. Client: H.S (Child Arrangement Order) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: C100 and Negotiations for CAO Matters.
  27. Client: H.S (Financial Settlement) For Internal Staff: Drafting: Statement of Information for Settlement, Consent Order, Joint Statement from Parties and Day to Day Communications etc
  28. Client: I.E (Divorce, Child Arrangement Order & Non Molestation Matters) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support etc & Child arrangement Order, Preliminary Documentation (i.e. Position Statement, Statement of Issues Scott Schedule), Witness Statements etc
  29. Client: V.J (Judicial Separation) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support, Statement of Reconciliation, Decree Nisi etc
  30. Client: J.S (Divorce) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support, Statement of Reconciliation, Decree Nisi, Decree Absolute etc,
  31. Client: L.S (Child Arrangement Order) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: C100, case Summaries, Statements of Issues, Position Statements, List of reading, Witness Statements Response to Allegations of Harm etc
  32. Client: L.S (Divorce) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support, Statement of Reconciliation, Decree Nisi, Decree Absolute etc,
  33. Client: M.S (Divorce) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support, Statement of Reconciliation, Decree Nisi, Decree Absolute etc,
  34. Client: M.G (Child Arrangement Order) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: C100, Case Summaries, Statements of Issues, Position Statements, List of reading, Witness Statements Response to Allegations of Harm, Complex s.47 Issues etc
  35. Client: M.A.M (Vulnerable Client – Police Complaints Due to Abuse, Financial Proceedings & Divorce – Complex Matter) Drafting: Client Care, Terms, Day to Day Communications, Relevant Forms & Documents to Progress Matters, Negotiating, Progressing Criminal Complaints, Dealing with Social Services, Disputes Re: Property and Finances etc
  36. Client: R.K (Divorce) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support etc
  37. Client: S.G (Divorce & Financial Matters With Linked Complex Police Allegations Against Client) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support, Application for Service By Alternative Means (D11, Witness Statement and Draft Order), Application for Bailiff Service etc
  38. Client: S.K (Divorce) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support, Statement of Reconciliation, Decree Nisi, Decree Absolute etc,
  39. Client S.S (Divorce and Finances) Drafting: Client Care & Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications & Conferences, Drafting: Petition, Statement in Support, Statement of Reconciliation, Decree Nisi, Undertakings, Form E, Questionnaires/Replies, Assisting and Guiding Staff to Progress Matters.

Civil & Commercial Law (Inc Litigation)

Cases & Experiences
  1. P & P.P (Contract dispute with developer and investment company regarding refund of Arrangement Fee and Reservation Arrangement Fee (£1,000 & £4,200)) – Considering Documentation, Drafting Case Plan, All Day to Day communications, Negotiating Settlements (Written and Oral (with other side Solicitor) etc
  2. Client: V.J (Previous Family Client: Injunction – Protection from Harassment Act 1997) ­– Researching, Briefing Senior, Discussions with Counsel(s), Drafting application, witness statement and Advising Client.
  3. Client: N.D (Building Dispute (100K)) – Day to day Communications, Considering Lengthy/Complex Building Documents/Invoices, Extensive Conferences, Drafting: Proof of Evidence, Case Plan and Letter Before action.
  4. Client V.S (Defending £250k Claim – Regular Civil Client with Substantial Claims Against Him) – Client provides property services and owns a well established property agency (UK & Internationally). Claim for £250k in relation to intermediary services provided in property transactions in UK and Abroad. Complex matter with Claimants and numerous linked individuals. Leading to Criminal matters also (attacks on client). Considering Substantial Documentation, Gathering Evidence, Drafting: Proof of Evidence (inc guiding staff with input), Researching, Complex Communications Pre-Action back and forth, Sourcing, Instructing and Briefing Counsels, Assisting with responses to Pre-Action Communications, Day to Day Communications, Planning, Case Summary, Guiding and Overlooking Matters.
  5. Client V.S (Theft of Motor Vehicle By Employee) – Taking Instructions, Researching, Advising, Day to Day Communications, Communicating with Police, Progressing Civil Matters, Letter Before Claim etc
  6. Client: T.R (Neighbour Dispute – Injunction) – Walk-In Client, Initial Conference, Client instructed, Taking Instructions, Researching, Advising, Billing, Drafting: Correspondence to Neighbour etc.
  7. Client: J.P (Theft from employer – Defending £250k Claim– Also Criminal Client) Complex Civil Matter with proceedings in the High Court (inc Freezing Injunctions). This was a complex civil matter and handled the entire case alongside external Counsel. Considering extensive documentation, Taking Instructions, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Proof of Evidence, Case Summary, Affidavits (Freezing Injunction), All Day to Day Communications, Relevant Forms During Civil Proceedings, Numerous Complex Affidavits (inc those for Freezing Injunction and Cross Checked by Counsel), Billing, Costs Schedules (Precedent H) etc
  8. A.A.H Ltd .v. D Solicitors (outstanding referral fees of £25,000+ plus Damages) ­– Drafting Client Care & Terms, Considering Extensive Documentation, Drafting Case Plan, All Day to Day communications, Letter Before Action, Negotiating, Briefing Counsel/Senior.
  9. Client: M (Defending Claim of £30k – Business Dispute) Considering Documents, Taking Instructions, Day to day Communications, Gathering Evidence, Extensive Conferences, Drafting: Complex, Proof of Evidence, Case Plan, Case Documentation (i.e. Case Management Forms, Costs Schedules (Precedent H), Witness Statements etc), Assisting Counsel: Defence/Reply to Defence etc. Arranging Settlement Negotiations, Assisting Counsel and Settling Matter with ‘drop hands agreement’. Booking, briefing and assisting Counsel. Basically managing and handling this matter with the support of External Counsel.
  10. S Ltd .v. S.D (Defending claim on behalf of CCTV company and unhappy customer) Walk-In Client, Initial Conference, Client instructed, Taking Instructions, Researching, Day to Day Communications, Considering Documents, Advising, Negotiating, Billing, Drafting: Correspondence leading to Discontinuance of Claim.
  11. Client: A.R (Challenging Fair Evasion Issue) Initial Conference, Client instructed, Taking Instructions, Researching, Considering Documents, Day to Day Communications, Advising, Negotiating, Billing, Drafting: Correspondence to Challenge.
  12. Client: A.V (Defending Multi-Jurisdiction Claim of £167k) Complex Matter, Claim Re Property Transactions in India, On-Going Linked Proceedings in India (Supreme Court), Considering LENGTHY documentations and Orders from India (40+), Drafting: Lengthy Proof of Evidence, Witness Statements (Client/Senior Solicitor), Applications (e. Strike Out), Preparing Bundles – with assistance of Counsel, Assisting with and Drafting: Aspects of Precedent H/Costs Schedules (with Costman and other staff), Briefing Senior , Directions Questionnaires, Day to Day Communications (with Senior Briefings as he undertook Conferences due to personal connection with Client), Drafting Directions, Assisting with Drafting Disclosure Form etc
  13. Client: G.C Ltd (Possession Claim for Commercial Property (Brighton) – Publicised in Newspaper) – Conferences with Client, Taking Instructions, Day to Day Communications, Drafting: Client Care/Terms, Claim Form, Particular of Claims, Witness Statement, Searching Land Registry, Advising, Negotiating, Preparing Bundles, Instructing and Briefing Agent, Billing etc
  14. Client: O.L.B (Defence Preparation for £60k Claim for Possession/Sale of Property) Considering Written Instructions, Briefing from Colleague, Amending: Draft: Defence, Some Day to Day Communications etc
  15. Client: M.A.B & M.C v Halifax Bank Plc (Client’s Deposit of £16,900 Missing) ­ Walk-In Client, Initial Conference, Client instructed, Taking Instructions, Researching, Advising, Billing, Drafting: Correspondence to Bank
  16. Client: B.F v T. Travel & Tours Ltd: (Claim for Missold Travel Tickets) Walk-In Client, Initial Conference, Client instructed, Taking Instructions, Researching, Advising, Billing, Drafting: Correspondence to Travel Agency
  17. Client: R.U.R v (Challenging and Raising Complaint Regarding Legal Services provided) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Briefing Senior, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Chronology and Formal Representations.
  18. Client: D.B (Challenging Identity Fraud and Credit Report Entries) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Chronology and Formal Representations.
  19. Client: D.D.V (Negotiating for Client Re: Costs Claim of £23k after judgement for Counter Claim in Rent Recovery Claim) Considering Documents, Conferences, Taking Instructions, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Chronology, Briefing Senior, and Negotiating Back and Forth (settling for just over half claim).
  20. Client: F.A (Application to Set Aside £10k Claim from Auto Trader Ltd) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Briefing Senior, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Strike Out Application, Witness Statement, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Chronology and Negotiating Settlement of Strike Out of Claim (without proceedings).
  21. Client: F.T Ltd (Challenging Seizure of Shipment (230kg of Sheesha Flavour & 4.1 Tonnes of Herbal Shisha Molasses)) – s49(1) and s141(1) Customs and Excise Management Act 1979) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Chronology, Instructing Counsel, Briefing, Assisting with Drafting of Statutory Appeal etc
  22. Client: G.G (Defending Claim of £10k) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Chronology, Instructing Counsel, Briefing, Drafting: Applications: Set Aside, Discharge Charging Order, Strike Out/Summary Judgement, Listing Questionnaire, Directions Questionnaire and Accompanying Witness Statements for Client/Senior Solicitor, Assisting Counsel with Drafting of Defence, Preparing Bundles etc
  23. Power of Attorney: Have Completed Entire Process for Financial and Health/Welfare Power of Attorney for Family Member.
  24. Client: L.S (Self-Employed Builder Claiming Outstanding £6k) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Chronology, Letter Before Claim and Negotiating.
  25. Client: V.S v D.S Collections Ltd (Defending Attempts by Collection Agency to Bypass Civil Proceedings and Debt Collect) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Prevented Further Action.
  26. Client: V.S (DCBL Debt Recovery (Publicised on Channel 5) Seeking to Recover £140k – Defending Attempts by Collection Agency to Bypass Civil Proceedings and Debt Collect) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters and Preventing Further Action
  27. Client: V.S (Complex Statutory Demand Proceedings with the Claimant Represented by Struck Off Solicitor/Reputable Law Firm and Then Debt Collection Agency) Considering Documents, Day to Day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Costs Schedules, Settled Statutory Demand Proceedings and Agreed Costs From Reputable Law Firm for not Following Correct Procedure for Claim and Prevented Further Action.
  28. Client: V.S (Costs Negotiations to Recover Costs Following Discontinuance) this was noted and chased-up by me, Supervisor Instructed, Considered Lengthy Documentation, Drafted: Bill of Costs, Sourced/Briefed Costman, Firm Seeking to Save Money Assisted in Drafting: Bill of Costs, Schedules, Notice of Commencement of Bill of Costs (N252), Challeneged Attempts by Law Firm For Claimant to Avoid Liability Due to Passing of Time, Agreed Settlement with Claimant for Costs and Recovered Substantial Amount (Circa £10k)
  29. Client: V.S (Defending Client Against £26k Claim) Considering Documents, Day to Day Communications, Researching, Advising, Sourcing, Instructing and Briefing Counsel, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Directions, Directions Questionnaire, Assisting with Drafting Precedent H, Precedent R, Defence. Guiding and Assisting Other Staff Working on Aspects of Matter.
  30. Client: Previous Employer (Law Firm) v Controlled Tax Management Ltd (Defending Firm Against £5k Claim) Instructed by Firm’s Senior, Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Defence Form, Defence Particulars (lengthy), Consent Order Negotiating and Settling the Matter.
  31. Client: R.B Consultancy LLP v Previous Employer (Law Firm) v (Claim for Breach of Contract Re: Consultancy Agreements) Instructed by Firm’s Senior, Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Letter Before Claim
  32. Client: Previous Employer (Law Firm) v Client (Recovering Outstanding Fees (£15k), Claim and Registering Interim/Final Charging Order) Instructed by Firm’s Senior, Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Letter Before Claim, Claim Form, Particulars of Claim, Charging Order Application and Negotiations.
  33. Client: T.W (Consultant) v Previous Employer (Law Firm) Instructed by Firm’s Senior, Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Defence (Firm & Senior Director), Consent Order, Negotiations to Settle etc
  34. Client: P.S (Self-Employed Builder – Defending Client and Negotiating a Settlement Re: Building Dispute) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Settled Claim Pre-Issue.
  35. Client: M.S (Appealing University Decision to Expel Student) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Formal Representations.
  36. Client: N.A (Claim Re: Defective Vehicle (£8k)) – Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Letter Before Claim and Negotiations.
  37. Client: B (Claim of £5k Dispute Regarding Mortgage Advice Services) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Claim Form, Particulars, Directions Questionnaire and Negotiating.
  38. A Perfumes Ltd (Negotiating For Client Re: Schedule of Dilapidations) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Without Prejudice Negotiations Reducing Amount Substantially.
  39. V.F.C Ltd (Defending Alleged infringement of Trademark) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, With Representations Pre-Action Challenging Alleged Infringement.
  40. C Ltd (Statutory Demand by Council for Rates of £13k) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, With Representations Challenging and Preventing Them from Proceedings to Liquidation.
  41. JSN Ltd & JSN I Ltd – (Partnership Dispute) Considering Documents, Day to day Communications, Researching, Advising, Drafting: Client Care Letters, Terms of Business, Billing, Day to Day Communications, Negotiating Dispute Between Partners

Employment Law

Cases & Experiences
  1. Client: R.A (Criminal Matter Client – Reps to Employer(Gross Misconduct)) – Drafting Reps to Employer (appealing dismissal by Gross Misconduct) & All Day to Day Communications.
  2. Client: L.E (Compromise Agreement (Major International Bank Institution) – Research for Senior, Considering Compromise Agreement, Day to Day Communications, Billing etc
  3. Client J.S (Grievances) Considering Documentations, Day to Day Communications, Research, Taking Instructions and Drafting: Client Care, Terms, Day to Day Communications and Extensive Grievances to Employer
  4. Client A.A & Other (Application for Consent to Waive Disqualification) Considering Documentations, Day to Day Communications, Research, Taking Instructions and Drafting: Client Care, Terms, Day to Day Communications and Extensive Application to Waive Disqualification
  5. Client A.F (Grievances) Considering Documentations, Day to Day Communications, Research, Taking Instructions and Drafting: Client Care, Terms, Day to Day Communications and Extensive Grievances to Employer
  6. Client: N.B (Grievances, Negotiations, Settlement Agreement) Considering Documentations, Day to Day Communications, Research, Taking Instructions and Drafting: Client Care, Terms, Day to Day Communications, Extensive Grievances to Employer, Negotiations and Settlement Agreement.
  7. Client: A.A.H Ltd (Raising Issues od Confidentiality Breach and Solicitation of Client Base) Considering Documentations, Day to Day Communications, Research, Taking Instructions and Drafting: Client Care, Terms, Day to Day Communications, Formal Representations preventing Confidentiality Breaches and Solicitation of Client Base.
  8. Client: D Ltd (Out of Time Appeal & Enforcement Negotiations) Considering Documentations, Day to Day Communications, Research, Taking Instructions and Drafting: Client Care, Terms, Day to Day Communications, Assisting Counsel: Drafting Out of Time EAT Appeal Notices, Witness Statements, Grounds of Appeal, Application to set aside, Draft Consent Order, Negotiations etc
  9. Client K.M (Dismissal Gross Misconduct) Considering Documentations, Day to Day Communications, Research, Taking Instructions and Drafting: Client Care, Terms, Day to Day Communications, Formal Representations Appealing and Negotiating Issues etc
  10. Client: L.D.S (Grievance, Appeal, Disciplinary Appeals Representations & Settlement Agreement) I Considering Documentations, Day to Day Communications, Research, Taking Instructions and Drafting: Client Care, Terms, Day to Day Communications, Extensive Grievances to Employer, Negotiations and Settlement Agreement.

Immigration Law

Cases & Experiences
  1. Client: H.S (Pre-Action/Reconsideration Letter & Judicial Review) – Researching for Senior, Assisting Counsel to gather instructions and to make applications(s) (Inter-alia 7 years Child in UK Basis).
  2. Client: R.S.A & T.K.A (IAFT-4) – Drafting IAFT 4 (x2) and working with Counsel to finalise grounds with Counsel.
  3. Client: N.G (Sponsorship Declaration): Drafting: Taking Instructions and Drafting: Sponsorship Declaration.
  4. Client: M.K (Out of Time Application): Considering Documents, Research and Briefing Senior.
  5. Client: W.F.G Ltd (Challenging civil penalty of £5,000 Section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (IANA 2006) Day to Day Communications, Conferences, Considering Documentation, Taking Instructions, Researching, Advising, Billing, Drafting: Correspondences, Grounds of Appeal, Skeleton Argument etc

Property Law Experiences

Cases & Experiences
  1. Client: A.S (Research) – Undertaking Land Registry Searches & Drafting OS1.
  2. Client: N.G (Charging Order Application & OS1) – Researching for Senior, Considering Documents, Drafting: Charging Order Application and OS1 Search.

Wills & Probate Experiences

Cases & Experiences
  1. Client: A.S (Will Drafting) – Drafting Will for Client
  2. Client: P.M (Will Drafting) – Discussing with Senior, Considering Will and Amending as Discussed

Personal Injury Law

Cases and Experiences
  1. Client: K.S & Family (inc 2 minors) (RTA Personal Injury) Rapid Claim Settlement Portal Claims for family of four. Inc Carers costs and Dental Costs. With no experience – Taking instructions, Gathering evidence, Researching (inc valuations), Briefing Senior, Updating, Instructing and progressing Medical Reports, Processing and Progressing claims to final settlement (i.e. Stage 1, Stage 2, Settlement Packs etc).
  2. Client: V.S (Recovery of Costs Following Discontinuance) Considering Docs, Preparing Breakdown of Costs, Drafting initial Bill of Costs, Negotiating, Day to Day Communications, Drafting Initial Drafts of Detailed Assessment Documentation, Briefing Costman, Settling Matter.
  3. Client: F.J (Billing – PI Claim (Passenger Deceased in RTA))Breakdown of Billing (all files), Arranging & Briefing Costman and Assisting with Day to Day Communications.
  4. Client: S.A (Medical Negligence (£30k Negligently Performed Appendectomy – NHS)) – Research on Matter, Initial Conference, Billing, Sourcing and Instructing Counsel, Working with him Directly, Sourcing and Instructing Experts (Surgery and Plastic Surgery), Instructing and Gathering Reports, Preparing Bundles, Drafting: Client Care and Terms, CFA (firm did not have a standard version so prepared), assisting Counsel to prepare Claim Form, Particulars of Claim, Schedule of Loss, Day to Day Communications etc.
  5. Client: H.S (Instructed by Internal Staff – RTA) Rapid Claim Settlement Portal Claims. Taking instructions, Gathering evidence, Researching (inc valuations), Updating, Instructing and progressing Medical Reports, Processing and Progressing to Settlement.
  6. There were overall numerous RTA claims through Rapid Claim Settlement Portal.

Published Articles

Family Law Online (LexisNexis)

Published articles (Family Law LexisNexis):

  • https://www.familylaw.co.uk/news_and_comment/blog-divorce-and-dissolution
  • https://www.familylaw.co.uk/news_and_comment/analysis-child-arrangement-order

 

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