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Legal Service

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
October 17, 2016

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A keen, enthusiastic and very hardworking person with the ability to interpret, draft and negotiate legal documentation in a way which provides the highest quality of service to all. I am able to communicate in a professional manner and present legal and commercial matters clearly to lay people. I have a robust commercial outlook to solving legal issues practically and am an expert at advising on new areas of law or changes to the law. I also have very excellent team working skills; I have a flexible and helpful attitude, and a meticulous and detailed approach to legal matters.


LEGAL: Judicial Service Commission January 1999 to September 2012

Magistrate: Presiding over criminal and civil matters as well as Domestic Violence Cases.

4 years of managing a province of 75 magistrates.

RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY: Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women’s Law October 2012 to March 2013

LEGAL: Koto and Company Legal Practitioners April 2013 to date

Working as a key member of the legal team responsible for reviewing legal documents prepared by counter parties and for providing and developing a highly professional legal service as well as appearing in courts.


Drafting precedent and contracts, key policy documents, legal letters & other supporting documents.

Involved in reviewing, negotiating and advising on various commercial agreements, contracts & litigation matters.

Dealing with client queries and legal correspondence regarding compliance, audit and regulatory matters.

Engaging with a wide range of stakeholders including legal professionals, firms and government/trade bodies.

Ensuring compliance with global regulatory requirements and adherence to regulatory policies and processes.

Providing guidance, support and training to junior and other staff as required on legal and general admin duties.

Appearing in court for litigation



Extensive previous experience of working within a busy in-house legal team that was part of a major law firm.

Prioritising and managing own workload effectively by managing diary lists and appointments for instructions.

Always discreet in the handling of sensitive and confidential customer, staff or business data and information.

Experience of using specialist legal software and knowledge of the very latest best practise working methods.

Committed to keeping up-to-date with all relevant areas of the law, precedents, legal research and directives.

Adhering at all times to the strictest interpretation of relevant Legal Codes of Practise & Professional Conduct.


A natural communicator who is comfortable dealing with senior stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds.

Working well under pressure and to deadlines in a fast paced environment where there are numerous priorities.

Highly talented individual who has the drive needed to develop and succeed and who is naturally collaborative.

Superb communication skills & able to develop good working relationships with colleagues and other managers.


‘O’ Level

‘A’ Level


LLBS (Hons)

Certificate in International Labour Standards and Judicial Independence and Ethics of Labour Court Judges, Conciliators, Arbitrators and Lawyers

Certificate in Intellectual Property

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