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VICTORIA BASSEY

Legal Executive
Dublin

Summary

Results-driven Legal Executive/Legal Advisor with over 4 years experience advising clients in Immigration, Family law and Litigation. Proficient in drafting legal documents, negotiating settlements, preparing Divorce bundles and Judicial Review bundles. Stayed current on relevant legislation and communicated changes to affected parties quickly and effectively.

Overview

23
23
years of professional experience
6
6
years of post-secondary education
3
3
Languages

Work History

Legal Executive

FSK Solicitors
Dublin , Dublin
2022.06 - Current
  • Use of case management systems
  • Litigation and pre-trial bundles for Judicial Review
  • Family law. filing divorce bundles and endorsing it in Court
  • Immigration law including visas and citizenship
  • Practical experience in general law practice
  • Manage over 50 Immigration, Divorce and Litigation cases daily
  • Analyzed and applied legal principles and performed legal research to support litigation strategy
  • Prepared and reviewed contracts and other legal documents following applicable regulations
  • Negotiated with opposing groups or individuals to reach resolutions, avoid litigation and accomplish goals of clients
  • Gathered evidence to formulate defense or initiate legal actions
  • Presented evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation
  • Communicated with clients and collected information to research cases and prepare settlement offers
  • Presented key evidence and exhibits during civil trials
  • Researched and wrote contracts, agreements and proposals
  • Drafted motions, petitions and waivers

Immigration Advisor

Irish Immigration Advisor Ltd
Dublin , Dublin
2018.11 - 2022.06
  • Teamwork, responsible for providing information to citizens and non-citizens, on their rights and eligibility
  • Handled complex immigration cases, regulatory inquiries, visa and citizenship applications, use of case management system, and bespoke casework to meet individual needs.
  • Handled 50 calls per day to address customer inquiries and concerns
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships
  • Exceeded goals through effective task prioritization and great work ethic
  • Carried out day-to-day duties accurately and efficiently
  • Actively listened to customers' requests, confirming full understanding before addressing concerns
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions
  • Worked flexible hours across night, weekend and holiday shifts
  • Increased customer satisfaction by resolving issues
  • Created plans and communicated deadlines to complete projects on time.

Receptionist/Immigration Advisor

Citizens Information Services
Dublin , Dublin
2018.01 - 2021.01
  • Managed multiple tasks and met time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Managed over 60 customer calls per day.
  • Updating data, invoicing, queries/emails
  • Providing accurate and effective administration & record keeping
  • Handled immigration cases, appointments and follow-up calls
  • Answered central telephone system and directed calls accordingly.
  • Confirmed appointments, communicated with clients and updated client records.
  • Corresponded with clients through email, telephone or postal mail.
  • Provided callers with address, directions, company website and related information.
  • Responded to inquiries from callers seeking information.
  • Provided clerical support to company employees by copying, faxing and filing documents.
  • Greeted incoming visitors and customers professionally and provided friendly, knowledgeable assistance.
  • Kept reception area clean and neat to give visitors positive first impression.

Office Administrator

South Dublin County Partnership
Dublin , Dublin
2019.01 - 2020.01
  • Responsible for smooth running of business
  • Supervising administrative department activities
  • Provided office support to individuals and team members
  • Working on spreadsheets, presentations, word processing and filing.
  • Managed over 40 customer calls per day.
  • Supported office manager with proactive correspondence management, document coordination and customer relations.
  • Evaluated office documentation to check accuracy and complete missing pieces, avoiding delays and maximizing team productivity.
  • Organized, facilitated and participated in community service efforts.
  • Coordinated communications, financial processing, registration, recordkeeping and other administrative functions.
  • Interacted with customers by phone, email or in-person to provide information.
  • Kept accounts and records current by actively pursuing error resolutions and independently correcting problems.

Trainee Solicitor

Free Legal Advice Centres, FLAC
Dublin , Dublin
2018.01 - 2019.01
  • Worked as Trainee Solicitor, dealt with lots of clients and handled complicated cases in areas of Employment law, Family law, Property law.
  • Oversaw average of 80 cases each month
  • Completed research, compiled data and assisted in timely reporting
  • Developed relationships among lawyers to facilitate knowledge-sharing and expertise
  • Researched and wrote contracts, agreements and proposals
  • Interviewed witnesses and gathered public record research relevant to each case
  • Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses
  • Advised clients on legal matters such as Employment (breach of contract), Family law, Property law and Immigration law
  • Developed and promoted firm online systems and liaised with users to gather feedback.
  • Analyzed probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.

Health Carer

Home Care Plus
2005.01 - 2018.01
  • Worked alongside studying for Bachelor of Laws
  • This enhanced ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Developed strong communications skills by liaising with clients
  • Was able to provide care and show empathy
  • Handled 20 calls per day to address customer inquiries and concerns
  • Actively listened to customers' requests, confirming full understanding before addressing concerns
  • Learned new skills and applied to daily tasks to improve efficiency and productivity
  • Exceeded goals through effective task prioritization and great work ethic
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties
  • Worked within applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment

Teaching Assistant

Lucan East Educate Together Primary School
Dublin , Lucan
2012.01 - 2013.01
  • Supported children across curriculum, lesson planning, parent communications
  • Training experience in classroom management, event coordination to create positive and supportive learning environments.
  • Managed over 20 pupils per day.
  • Assisted teachers with classroom management and document coordination to maintain positive learning environment
  • Worked with teacher to optimize learning plans based on student test grades and evaluations
  • Tutored struggling students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher
  • Participated in lesson planning and curriculum implementation to promote quicker rollout and delivery
  • Assessed student assignments to check quality and completeness before submission for grading

Education

Post Graduate - Paralegal Practice

Law Training Centre (NALP)
United Kingdom
2021.09 - 2022.09

Master of Laws LLM. - Law

Maynooth University
Ireland
2019.09 - 2020.09

Bachelor of Laws LLB. - Law

Maynooth University
Ireland
2014.09 - 2018.08

Skills

Administrative, Organisational and Time management skillsundefined

Languages

English – Advanced
Pidgin English – Basic
Multiple African Language - Basic

Timeline

Legal Executive

FSK Solicitors
2022.06 - Current

Post Graduate - Paralegal Practice

Law Training Centre (NALP)
2021.09 - 2022.09

Master of Laws LLM. - Law

Maynooth University
2019.09 - 2020.09

Office Administrator

South Dublin County Partnership
2019.01 - 2020.01

Immigration Advisor

Irish Immigration Advisor Ltd
2018.11 - 2022.06

Receptionist/Immigration Advisor

Citizens Information Services
2018.01 - 2021.01

Trainee Solicitor

Free Legal Advice Centres, FLAC
2018.01 - 2019.01

Bachelor of Laws LLB. - Law

Maynooth University
2014.09 - 2018.08

Teaching Assistant

Lucan East Educate Together Primary School
2012.01 - 2013.01

Health Carer

Home Care Plus
2005.01 - 2018.01
VICTORIA BASSEYLegal Executive