CV for Legal Training Contract




10 London Road , Middlemarch, Loamshire , MM2 6AZ
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2010 to date

The University of Kent
LL.B. Law - expect to graduate June 2013

First year: Introduction to Law (Distinction); Legal Process (Merit); Constitutional and Administrative Law (Merit); Obligations I (Distinction)
Second year: Company Law (66%); Obligations II (64%); Property Law (61%); Criminal Law (59%);
Overall grade: 2.1
2003 - 2010 Casubon High School, Middlemarch
2010 A-levels: English (A); French (B); History (C)
2009 AS levels: Music (B); Media Studies (B)
2008 GCSEs: English Language (A); English Literature (A); French (A); German (B); Mathematics (C); History (A); Geography (C); Biology (B); Music (A)
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June 2011 Jaggers & Jaggers, London EC4
  Two-week vacation placement in the property and litigation departments of medium-sized commercial firm. I drafted leases, client letters and other documents; carried out research on the internet and in county archives and attended Court and client meetings.
Summer 2010

Bulstrode Insurance Ltd, Lowick

Clerical Assistant: data inputting, liaison with clients; general office duties
This developed my skills in dealing with business customers, chiefly over the telephone, and in working accurately under pressure.

Summer 2009 Hawleys, Middlemarch
Two-week work placement with a partner in the property department of a general practice solicitors' firm. I carried out research in relation to a boundary dispute, attended Court and observed interviews with clients.
2008 - 2010 Flora Motley Ltd, High Street, Middlemarch

Saturday Sales Assistant in fashion store: customer service, stock control, cash handling
This involved me in advising and assisting customers, coping with problems and unexpected situations (such as a fire alarm) and taking responsibility for counting up and banking money


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Good command of French and German

Computing Familiarity with Windows packages including MS Word, MS Access and Internet Explorer; experience of Westlaw and Lexis
Driving Full, clean driving licence
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Music I enjoy all kinds of music and sang in the school choir as well as taking part in a number of musical theatre productions
  • Badminton: member of the University badminton club
  • Tennis: played for the school team
  • Swimming and trampolining.
I own and maintain a twenty-year-old Mini and enjoy meeting other Mini owners at rallies

Summer 2011 - two-week voluntary workcamp in Spain
One month independent travel through France and Italy in summer 2010
Tours with school orchestra to France, Belgium and Norway.



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Dr T. Lydgate
Eliot College
University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NS
Miss R. Vincy
Flora Motley Ltd
High Street
Loamshire MM1 0FF
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