Conveyancing CV example : free Word CV template to download

This is a lovely professional CV template for a conveyancing property lawyer which can easily be adapted to just about any role. The CV splits into two columns after your details and intro. The unique squares design adds attractive detail to the headings, whilst keeping the focus on your details. The CV template is very easy to expand onto the second page if more space is needed for your information.
Legal Executive CV,Chartered Legal Executive CV

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  • CV ref: #188
  • File size: 19kb
  • File format: .docx (Microsoft Word format)
  • File name: Law-CV-template-3.docx
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Currently one page, it's easy to add additional pages just by typing in more detail - the CV will expand downwards onto the next page. If you've got a lot more to include in the work history section, you could expand onto the second column with the heading 'Work History (cont...) and rearrange the other sections over two columns in the remaining space/on the next page.

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JOANNE BLOGGS | LEGAL EXECUTIVE

LL.B (HONS, FCILEX

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am a Chartered Legal Executive with 9 years’ experience (4 years PQE). I work in a busy conveyancing department, handling a full range of residential conveyancing work with some limited commercial experience. My varied caseload includes sales, purchases, remortgages and plot sales, with files handled from start to finish. Through my experience I have developed exceptional client care skills, together with strong written and verbal communication, both with clients and colleagues. I supervise three paralegals and in addition, I assist more senior fee earners on all aspects of conveyancing. I am looking for a role with the opportunity to progress to partner.

CONTACT

123, High Lane, Nottingham, NG1 234 | (0115) 9888888
joanne.bloggs@aol.com | Twitter: joannebloggs2004 | LinkedIn: joannebloggs2004

WORK HISTORY

Comprehensive Conveyancing, Nottingham
Chartered Legal Executive : May 2016 – date
Handling a very busy caseload of varied mostly residential conveyancing matters from start to finish including face-to-face client meetings. Supervising and training 3 paralegals. Assisting senior staff with their caseload. Updating the company’s website.

Conveyancing To You, Nottingham
Chartered Legal Executive : June 2015 – April 2016
Paralegal : March 2010 – May 2015
Initially I assisted senior fee earners with aspects of their files such as requisitioning and checking searches, producing reports and post-completion. My responsibilities increased over time and in the last 3 years I was handling my own busy caseload of residential conveyancing work, managing files from start to finish.

ABC Property, Nottingham
Legal Assistant : March 2008 – February 2010
In this role I was given quite substantial responsibility as a junior, including meeting and interviewing clients and taking instructions, drafting documents, letters and contracts, ordering and checking searches, producing reports and completion statements, and corresponding with clients and opposing solicitors.

EDUCATION

Admitted as a Chartered Legal Executive – 2015.

Legal Practice Course (PgDip) (Merit)
Nottingham Trent University
2012 – 2014

Level 3 & 6 Diploma in Legal Practice
CILEX Law School
2008 – 2011

SKILLS

  • Excellent up-to-date knowledge of land law and conveyancing practice.
  • Accustomed to working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Able to train and effectively supervise juniors.
  • Confident using a PMS and other typical office software e.g. MS Word, Excel, Outlook

INTERESTS

Walking
Hiking
Cycling

REFERENCES

Jenna Bradgate
Comprehensive Conveyancing
jennabradgate@cclaw.co.uk
0115 9123456

George Dawes
Conveyancing to You
georgedawes@c2u.co.uk
0115 9234567

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NB: This CV was originally published 29.01.2019 and has been fully updated for 2019.

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The pros and cons to having your Conveyancing CV proofread

Having your Conveyancing CV proofread by someone else would sound like a sensible thing to do, right? If you’re unsure of whether or not your CV really needs to be checked before you apply, then you’ve come to the right place.

There are lots of reasons why having your CV checked over will increase your chances of success, but there are times when it could be the worst decision you’ve ever made.

To help you decide what to do, here are the pros and cons to having your CV proofread:

CV proofreading pros

Spelling and grammatical errors

Even if you’ve clicked the spell checking button in Microsoft Word, you could still have a few errors that haven’t been picked up. This can sometimes happen when you accidentally type a word that isn’t actually spelt incorrectly, so it isn’t picked up by your word processing spell checker.

In any case, they are not always going to be 100% accurate, and having someone read your CV with a keen eye is great to have that final check before you send it out.

Formatting and presentation

The overall look of your CV and how you’ve structured each section is going to have a huge impact on your chances of getting through to the interview stage. Asking someone else for their opinion on the presentation of your CV is a great way to ensure it passes the ‘easy on the eye’ test.

Maybe you’ve used too much or too little colour, or maybe you’ve missed out an important section or made an error with your contact details – any advice on how your CV looks will give you some reassurance before you send it off.

Expert advice

If you are fortunate enough to be able to find someone who has a lot of experience with reading CVs, hiring and firing, interviews and so on – then you are in a great position to take advantage of their knowledge and expertise. With their expert advice, you should be able to make a few adjustments to your CV and ensure your chances of success have been greatly increased.

CV proofreading cons

Could make things worse 

Having someone else proofread your CV and offer advice can sometimes backfire – if you pick the wrong person. Don’t just ask your best mate who has probably only ever written and read their own CV, as they just won’t have the skills to provide you with the right advice. Sure, they may be able to help you spot any minor mistakes, but when it comes down to finding out how well your CV sells your talents, you should always ask someone with managerial experience.

Makes you doubt yourself

Having someone check over your CV can feel a little like you’re being tested and if the advice that’s being offered comes across a little strong and negative, you may decide the next step is to throw it in the bin.

In some cases it could be that your CV was really terrible in the first place, and does need a complete re-write. But that might not be the case, and any negative feedback could make you feel uneasy and unsure of your own abilities to write a great CV.

In conclusion, the pros of having your CV checked by a professional person far outweigh the cons – don’t let silly little errors cost you that all important job interview!

Bonus tip: If you’re a Chartered Legal Executive (like our example CV) and plan to qualify as a solicitor, it is helpful to employers if you mention this in your covering letter. Set out exactly what steps you need to take to qualify and the timescale for completing these. For example:

“As a Chartered Legal Executive I am exempt from the requirement of a training contract and just need to complete the core elements of the PSC to qualify as a solicitor. I will be attending this training next month and therefore hope to be admitted before the end of the year.”

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