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Veronica
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Legal Officer
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2000
Nigerian Law School Abuja
From 0 to 1999
• Nigerian Law School, Abuja 2000 • University Of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria 1994 – 1999
From 0 to 1993
Airforce Secondary School, Lagos, Nigeria 1987 - 1990
No added languages

Experience

Associate Partner
Hughes Partners (Barristers and Solicitors)
January 2010 - Present Day (7 years 3 months)
  • Rendering legal opinions on diverse area of law .
  • Reviewing and vetting and Drafting of commercial agreements
  • Supervision of the firm’s Company Secretarial Practice area
  • Liaising with Regulatory bodies on issues affecting clients business
  • Probate cases
  • Legal Briefs involving the Corporate Affairs Commission
Head Legal
Critical Rescue International
August 2008 - January 2010 (1 year 5 months)
  • Attend Departmental, Management, and Clients meetings and take minutes of same.
  • Render legal opinion.
  • Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files.
  • Reviewing / vetting of agreements (for the Company’s international and local business relationships) and ensuring the completion of all legal formalities in respect thereof.
  • Drafting legal Documents and Agreements (for the Company’s international and local business relationships).
  • Spearheading developing standardized implementable policies for CRI pre-hospital activities that meet up with international standard in other to achieve the accreditation of the Council for Health Service of Southern Africa (COHSASA).
  • Performed adhoc assignments that required solutions to business problems.
Company secretary
Safe Nigeria Limited
January 2004 - August 2008 (4 years 8 months)
  • Ensuring the legality of all activities engaged in or intended to be engaged in by the Company by rendering of legal advisory opinions on the effects of all statutory laws/directives that may affect the Company’s

activities.

  • Preparation of agreements and completion of legal formalities thereon.
  • Attendance in court of lawsuits in which the company is involved and

ensuring timely disposition (within the constraints of the legal system).

  • Reviewing / vetting of maintenance /service agreements in respect of the
  • Company’s equipment and ensuring the completion of all legal formalities in respect thereof.
  • Attending meetings and taking down minutes of same.
  • Administrative functions.
  • Performed adhoc assignments that required solutions to business

problems.

Legal Officer
Prudent Bank
January 2001 - December 2003 (3 years )
  • Ensuring the legality of all activities engaged in or intended to be

engaged in by the bank by rendering of legal advisory opinions on the

effects of all statutory laws/directives that may affect the bank’s

activities.

  • Review of formats for security documentation and ensuring the validity

of securities offered and accepted in consideration of facilities granted to

the bank’s customers and also ensuring timely perfection of security

documentation arising there from.

  • Preparation of agreements and completion of legal formalities thereon

in respect of the bank’s leased premises.

  • Attendance in court of lawsuits in which the bank is involved and

ensuring timely disposition (within the constraints of the legal system).

Ensuring prompt calling of all securities issued in favour of the bank for

facilities granted by the bank’s customers on the customers default in

repayment of the said facility.

  • Reviewing , vetting of maintenance /service agreements in respect of the

bank’s equipment and ensuring the completion of all legal formalities in

respect thereof.