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Education

Sep 2011Jun 2012

Law with European Legal Studies

University of Uppsala

One year exchange programme in Sweden

Work Experience

Jan 2017DECEMBER 2017

LEGAL COUNSEL

Anthony Ani (SAN) & ASSOCIATES (BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS)

  • Researched and analyzed land development issues and water rights and conservation controversies.
  • Developed strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Negotiated home mortgage modifications and alternative mitigation efforts for distressed homeowners.
  • Questioned and cross-examined witnesses throughout the course of trials.
  • Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Contracted as a freelance researcher and reviewer.
  • Managed all trial preparation for case litigation.

Aug 2015Feb 2016

Writer and Editorial Assistant

Bar Alpha

Pitching article ideas to the editor. Assisting the editor in editing articles. Interviewing young successful lawyers for the blog. Transcribing the interviews. Researching, writing and editing blog posts. Researching photos to be used on a blog post.

Jan 2015Oct 2015

Counsel

Dikko and Mahmoud (solicitors and advocates)

Reviewing and assessing liabilities present in contracts as well as interpreting legislations of different jurisdictions and their impact on businesses in order to provide expert advice to clients. Conducting legal research to support the development of briefs of argument, commercial agreements, real estate and legal opinions. Conducting and attending client interviews with partners, senior associates and associates. Legal drafting of court process and devising ways for quick resolution of disputes without compromising the client's interests. Assisting with the co-ordination of the firm’s international practice in Africa and worldwide.

Volunteer Experience

THE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL (TWI) (ENUGU CHAPTER)

JULY 2017-PRESENT

Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing speakers for monthly events.
  • In charge of write-ups including the preparation of formal applications, letters to prospective speakers, sponsor letters and applications for grants.
  • The handling of our social media accounts.
  • Handling the publicity of upcoming events.

 

WE ARE FOR THE CHILD FOUNDATION (WFC)

SEPTEMBER 2017-PRESENT

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

  • Project Manager and Overseer
  • Conducting outreaches in the slums of Enugu State for the awareness of child sexual abuse
  • Raising awareness on child sexual abuse in primary to secondary schools in Enugu through the Courage to Speak Out Programme
  • Working with the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse And Neglect (ANPPCAN) on ending child sexual abuse
  • Rehabilitation and advocacy of victims of sexual abuse.

Skills

SKILL LEVEL

Team work and commitment; quick learner, top performer, excellent interpersonal skills, great communication skills, great leadership skills; quick witted and self-starter, multi-tasking and ability to deliver under pressure.

Strong computer skills: Extensive on-the-job use of Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Good knowledge of Microsoft Access, Use of WordPress to create blog posts.

Excellent public speaking, verbal and written skills, organisational and follow-up skills and techniques, excellent data management skills, and ability to research, gather, interpret, and analyse diverse data sets and generate analyses and reports.

HOBBIES

  • A fashion enthusiast- (currently working on my lifestyle blog @ www.heynans.com)
  • Writing
  • Travelling