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Alec Beares

36 George St
Newtown NSW 3333
M: 0400 000 000
E: [email protected]

Professional Profile

Highly motivated lawyer with experience in industrial law, particularly personal injury case management. Keen to find a role where I can further develop my client relationship-building skills and apply my enthusiasm, professionalism and commitment to social justice in a collaborative team environment.


Bachelor of Laws
University of New South Wales
Graduated: 2011

Core Skills

  • Sound knowledge of Australian industrial relations law. Experiences working for Goldman & King and as a volunteer paralegal at Central Community Legal Centre have developed my understanding of the legal environment surrounding employment.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills developed through dealing with people from a wide range of age groups and socio-cultural backgrounds. This includes communicating and liaising with lawyers from different practice groups and clients from a range of industries and at different levels, from unskilled workers to senior managers. Proven negotiation skills with multiple parties including union representatives and other stakeholders.

Employment History

November 2011– Present
Goldman & King


  • Drafting legal documents
  • Managing client database and files for a portfolio of 35 clients
  • Conducting mediation between parties
  • Researching and gathering evidence for personal injury cases
  • Presenting arguments and negotiating settlement deals on behalf of clients
  • Working in a team of 15 associates to assist senior counsel with collating and presenting evidence for class actions


  • Within six weeks of starting employment I was entrusted with my own clients and able to conduct settlement proceedings without supervision
  • Settled six individual cases in one day
  • Successfully researched and brought 20 new clients into a class action
September 2010– October 2011
Central Community Legal Centre (Volunteer position)


  • Interviewed clients to determine legal requirements
  • Managed client database and files
  • Performed legal research
  • Prepared briefs for counsel and drafted a range of legal documents
  • Analysed claims on behalf of clients and recommended representation
  • Advised clients on beginning legal proceedings across a range of areas including employment, compensation and criminal matters
  • Assisted two in-house lawyers by providing paralegal support and managing the distribution of clients and cases between them


  • As the number of clients grew I was given greater responsibility for the management of cases between the lawyers, allowing me greater involvement in proceedings and requiring a high attention to detail
  • Highlighted a series of compensation claims stemming from worksites in the local area and assisted the Australian Workers’ Union to investigate conditions
  • Established a confident style of communication as I successfully built relationships with a diverse clientele facing a wide range of legal challenges

Technical Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience in working with bespoke client management systems


Gerard Baranaghan
Senior Lawyer
Central Community Legal Centre
T: (02) 9999 9999
E: [email protected]
Osher Illic
Practice Group Leader
Goldman & King
T: (02) 7777 7777
E: [email protected]
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