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Jose Carlos Velez

Jose Carlos Velez

Legal Secretary
Copenhagen, Københavns

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Om Jose Carlos Velez:

Qualified lawyer with over a
decade of experience across the
public and private sectors.
Particular specialism in insurance,
underwriting, litigation, contracts,
investigation and dispute
resolution.
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
In 2016, I moved to London from
Colombia to improve my English
language and acquire new skills.
I relocated to Copenhagen in
2023 and am looking for new
opportunities. I have the right to
work in Denmark.

Erfaring

Remote litigator

Self-employed, Copenhagen | Sept 2022 – Present

  • Supporting clients with litigation in Colombia 
  • Directing a team of lawyers on cases related to administrative law

Legal secretary to a Partner

De Pinna Notaries, London | Feb 2021 – Sept 2022

  • Provided administrative support to a notary Partner: managing calendars, scheduling meetings, processing invoices, arranging travel and overseeing daily post and couriers
  • Used software (Lotus, MS Office and Dynamics) proficiently to process cases and manage information
  • Managed complex notarial legal matters for multiple business clients, acting as main contact point for external and internal queries

Retail Assistant

Sainsbury’s, London | Mar 2020 – Jan 2021

  • Liaised with team members to schedule work priorities
  • Responsible for maintaining stock levels in produce department

Administrative Assistant

Ashton Ross Law, London | Sept 2019 – Jan 2020

  • Processed multiple immigration cases successfully through drafting cover letters, completing applications and liaising with the government
  • Built rapport with clients in English and Spanish, supported colleagues on commercial law cases

Customer Service Representative

Pret a Manger, London | Oct 2016-May 2019

  • Awarded mystery shopper bonus multiple times for my friendly manner and attention to detail
  • Responsible for providing customers with an optional experience of the café

Litigator, Conciliator, Personal Injury Lawyer

Multitaxis, Teletaxis | 2012 – 2021

  • Provided legal advice to clients at scene of accident, ensuring compliance with state regulations
  • Represented clients in court following vehicle accidents, acting as conciliator between victims and the company 
  • Drafted rental, labour, civil and commercial contracts and advised company directors
  • Ensured compliance to commercial agreements between the company and insurers
  • Trained more than 1,500 taxi drivers on insurance, traffic and police regulations in case of accidents and on dispute resolution

Lawyer, Project Manager

Asesores y Consultores de Córdoba | 2014 – 2016 

  • Represented local government in court on labour law cases
  • Completed census of six towns to establish number of families in need of advice and to distribute aid
  • Instigated five projects advising on legal remediation options for 300 families displaced due to violence

Personal Injury Lawyer

Vessoluciones | 2012-2014

  • Provided legal and advocacy advice to Allianz, Liberty, Previsora and Equidad insurance customers in traffic accidents and law suits
  • Main company lawyer in the Antioquia region, personally attending to clients at the scene of accident under extreme pressure and representing them in court
  • Liaised with multiple agencies including police, medical and emergency services and ensured the correct legal protocols were followed

Litigator

Transbordar a la Medida | 2012 – 2014

  • Main company lawyer responsible for developing and examining judicial and commercial transport contracts for local and national government and for public and private companies 
  • Analysed and improved insurance policies to ensure compliance
  • Represented the company in pitches for new business, successfully acquiring new clients

Trial Lawyer

Legalfin | 2010 – 2014

  • Negotiated and closed judicial and extrajudicial cases for insurance companies such as Suramericana and Equidad
  • Managed private judicial cases across criminal, civil, labour and administrative law

Legal Secretary

Nova, Asercar | 2005 – 2010

  • Honed administrative skills through reviewing judicial proceedings, coordinating meetings between clients, investors and lawyers and verifying compliance with legal regulations
  • Liaised with banks regarding the sale of embargoed properties

Uddannelse

Law degree at the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia

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