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Legal Practitioner

Location:
Lagos, Nigeria
Posted:
May 27, 2020

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SAMIAT AJUWON

Plot** Block ***,

Henry Ojogho Crescent,

Lekki Phase 1,

Lagos State.

081********

addgju@r.postjobfree.com

PROFILE

A confident and articulate legal practitioner, with excellent communication skills, providing services with the highest standard of quality within the professional, ethical standards and social responsibility.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

May 2020 Business Law for Managers (P.M.I,N.A.S.B.A)

LinkedIn Learning

March 2020 Understanding Intellectual Property (P.M.I)

LinkedIn Learning

December 2019 Developing Business Acumen (P.M.I,N.A.S.B.A)

LinkedIn Learning

November 2019 Administrative Professional Foundations

LinkedIn Learning

November 2019 Negotiations Skills

Anglia Ruskin University (Student Union)

September 2018 - September 2019 LLM, International Commercial Law

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

November 2013 - November 2014 B.L

Nigeria Law School, Bwari, Abuja

September 2008 - November 2013 L.L.B, LAW

Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State

September 2002 - June 2008 O'Levels

Nickdel College,Akobo,Ibadan

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

December2019-January2020 Administration Assistant

Veolia Environmental Services, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0WP

Responsibilities;

Compiling, verifying accuracy and sorting information to prepare data for computer entry, and reviewing data for deficiencies or errors, correcting any incompatibilities and checking the output.

August 2019 - November 2019

Property Case Manager

Move with Us, Grant Hall, St Ives Business Park, Saint Ives, Cambridge.PE27 4AA

Responsibilities;

●Gathered and Compiled information on vacant and tenanted properties to provide the required reports on buy to let properties by adhering to client Service Level Agreements (SLAs) whilst ensuring regulatory compliance across the portfolio and delivering a high-level service to the receivers and lenders. These was achieved by liaising with solicitors, borrowers and tenants via telephone and written correspondence and reporting back to the LPA Receiver on necessary steps to be taken or has been taken one of which is organising the property hand back process to the Lender

●Instructing agents to establish occupancy and conduct Property valuation process, I then compile the property reports and cash flow calculators, recording all activity/tasks on either LPA system of Propco System

●Requesting maintenance works and quotes on property as required by LPA Receivers, by ensuring all tenanted Properties meet safety Requirements

August 2019 - August 2019

Administration Assistant

Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Castle Street, Cambridge. CB3 0AP

Responsibilities;

•Entered survey answers of the Proposed Greenway Cycle and Pathway into online database within time limits

•Compiling, verifying accuracy and sorting information to prepare data for computer entry

• Reviewing data for deficiencies or errors, correcting any incompatibilities and checking output

October 2016- August 2018

Legal Associate/Head of Chambers

Bolarinwa Lawal & Co, Old Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State

Responsibilities;

i.Focused on Private Litigation, Civil and Criminal Proceedings as well as Property Consultants, Represented Client in Various Litigation Proceedings as well as drafting of Various Contracts

ii.Case management Duties includes; initial Client Interviews, Researching Potential Claims, developing case strategies as well as advising clients on outcomes

iii.Experience in Discoveries includes; Taking facts and expert witness depositions, Propounding and Responding to Interrogatories and documents request

iv.Writing/Drafting Experience Include: Drafting of Pleadings, and Motions such as Motion to dismiss, Injunctions, Summary Judgements Motions, appellant briefs, Statement of Defence and Counterclaims, Drafting of various contracts (Agreement, sales and purchase agreements, Security/Transaction documents, letters of Undertaken etc) as well as drafting of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association

a)Oral Advocacy and Courtroom Experience Includes; (A)Represented Clients in various Courts in Civil Proceedings seeking Court Injunctions and damages,(there was an instance in which one of my clients property (land) was encroached upon and the trespasser continue to maintain possession of the said property, prayed the court to grant an interim injunction pending the determination of the suit not to allow anyone on the property till the suit was determine this suit and at the determination of the said suit, damages of 100million naira was granted in favour of my client has my client lost potential investors who wanted to develop the land for a multinational company)

b)Represented Individuals who have been wrongly Charged for criminal offences, getting bail for my clients as well as getting their suit dismissed in some instances. (A client of mine was charged to court in 2018 for involuntary Manslaughter, the police in this instance has no concrete evidence against my client, on the day my Accused plea was read, I was able to pray for my clients bail on the facts that he is an upstanding citizen and more so a radio broadcaster loved by everyone, and also that the charges in which my client was brought on was not probably charged under the right section of law, after which the accused bail was granted on these grounds and new charged were asked to be drafted, and I was able to get my client bail conditions with no terms, which I eventually got the case dismissed on the grounds of lack of evidence)

c)Managed and Represented Vendors and Purchasers on Various Residential and commercial properties transactions, as well as collection of the rent due on the tenanted properties and pay into my client accounts furthermore I ensure the properties are properly maintained and right notices are been served on tenants who are breach of their agreements

VOLUNTARY EXPERIENCE

June 2015- May 2016

Legal Counsel (N.Y.S.C Primary Assignment)

Niran Ojekale & Co, Dada Estate, Oshogbo, Osun State

Responsibilities;

1.Focused on Private Litigation, Civil and Criminal Proceedings as well as Property Consultants, Represented Client in Various Litigation Proceedings as well as drafting of Various Contracts

2.Case management Duties includes; initial Client Interviews, Researching Potential Claims, developing case strategies as well as advising clients on outcomes

3.Experience in Discoveries includes; Taking facts and expert witness depositions, Propounding and Responding to Interrogatories and documents request

4.Writing/Drafting Experience Include: Drafting of Pleadings, and Motions such as Motion to dismiss, Injunctions, Summary Judgements Motions, appellant briefs, Statement of Defence and Counterclaims, drafting of various contracts (Agreement, sales and purchase agreements, Security/Transaction documents, letters of Undertaken etc) as well as drafting of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association

5.Managed and Represented Vendors and Purchasers on Various Residential and commercial properties transactions, as well as collection of the rent due on the tenanted properties and pay into my client accounts furthermore I ensure the properties are properly maintained and right notices are being served on tenants who are breach of their agreements

January 2015 – April 2015

Legal Intern

Bola Ige (SAN) & Co, Adamasingba, Ibadan, Oyo state

Responsibilities;

●Drafting/writing Experience; Assisted Partners and Legal Associates in drafting agreements and proof reading Contracts, deeds of Receipts and reassignment as well as Power of Attorney, Service Agreement, sales and purchase agreements, Security/Transaction documents, letters of undertaken, researching law reports on recently decided cases in the superior courts and finding relevant authorities.

●Managed large e-discoveries for clients in the Banking industries, consumer goods also in the commercial and corporate sectors

●Managed and Represented Vendors and Purchasers on Various Residential and commercial properties transactions as well as collection of the rent due on the tenanted properties and pay into my client accounts furthermore I ensure the properties are properly maintained and right notices are been served on tenants who are breach of their agreements.

●Acting on behalf Financial Institutions in court assisted mediations and proposing solutions to clients to resolve legal disputes amicably

●Case management Duties includes; initial Client Interviews, Researching Potential Claims, developing case strategies as well as advising clients on outcomes

●Partnered with in-house litigation team in attaining success on a variety of matters

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