Jacques van Niekerk

Investigator, Compliance and Legal.
$70000 / week

About Candidate

Dear Sir/Madam

I recently arrived in New Zealand in terms of a work visa valid until December 2024 and will be applying for permanent residence in the future.

I am confident that my background and abilities are an excellent match for a position you might have available.

My attached resume shows that I possess a diverse range of legal knowledge and experience acquired over a 25-year career as an Associate Attorney, Senior Field Officer, City Guardian Supervisor and Police Officer.

Some of what I bring to the table includes:

–     More than 12 years’ experience in comprehensive civil litigation and compliance.

–    Outstanding drafting, research, and legal management skills.

–    Extensive drafting and interpretation of contracts experience.

–    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

–    Excellent attention to detail.

In order to achieve my goal to become an Attorney, I worked in the United Kingdom to save money and put myself through university.  This self-motivation and drive to excel has allowed me to succeed at each role that I have held. I am confident that I bring the right mix of legal acumen, leadership skills and professionalism necessary to add significant value to a position you might have available.

I am available for an interview in person at any time.

Thank you for considering my resume and I look forward to hearing from you.

Location

Education

B
Baccalaureus Legum (LLB) 2007
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

Law degree relevant subjects: Special Commercial Contracts Specific Contracts Principles of Statutory Interpretation Principles of Evidence Admissibility of Evidence Research Methodology Civil Procedure and Application Proceedings Civil Legal Practice Criminal Legal Practice Anticipatory Crimes and Participation Elements of Criminal Liability The Concept of Crime

C
Certificate in Legal Practice 2009
University of South Africa (College of Law), South Africa

Legal

C
Compliance Management Course 2016
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Compliance certificate

B
Bachelor of Arts in Police Science (partly completed) 1999
University of South Africa, South Africa

Subjects: Public Administration 1 and 2 Police Science 1,2 and 3 Criminology 1

Work & Experience

A
Associate Attorney - May 31, 2022
Duvenage & De Villiers Attorneys, Wellington, RSA

- High, Regional and Magistrate Court litigation including, inter alia, consumer, commercial, civil and family law matters. - Administration of deceased estates and drafting of wills. - Sequestration and liquidation High Court applications. - High, Magistrate and Land Claims Court residential and farm eviction applications. - Representing clients at Rental Housing Tribunal. - Argue motions during trial. - Providing compliance advice to clients to minimize legal risks and avoid lawsuits. - Drafting, reviewing, and negotiation of contracts. - Drafting of legal cost bills for taxation and argue taxations at Court. - Research and knowledge sharing. - Providing legal advice to clients. - Management of junior attorneys. - Providing strategic input to partners. - Negotiation of settlements.

S
Senior Field Officer
City of Cape Town, Housing Department, Anti Land Invasion Unit, Cape Town, RSA

- Enforcing byelaws, rules and regulations of the Department of Housing of the City of Cape Town. - Patrolling assigned areas to detect and prevent illegal land invasion, answering calls for service. - Eviction of illegal land occupiers. - Plan and provide resources for daily operations and events. - Directing and supervising Field Officers. - Attending community and staff meetings. - Engaging with community to prevent public unrest. - Perform all other related duties as assigned.

S
Supervisor
City of Westminster, City Guardians, London, United Kingdom

- Enforcing byelaws, rules and regulations of the City of Westminster related to city parks and public areas. - Patrolling assigned areas to detect and prevent crime, answering calls for service and assistance. - Directing and supervising City Guardians. - Assisting the Metropolitan Police with crime prevention and complaints. - Attend staff meetings. - Liaising with business owners. - Plan and provide resources for daily operations and special events. - Perform all other related duties as assigned. - Crime prevention.

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Inspector
South African Police Service, Port Elizabeth, RSA

- Patrolling assigned areas to detect and prevent crime, answering calls for service and assistance. - Investigating criminal complaints and accidents, conducting of crime and accidents scene analysis. - Arresting and interrogation of suspects. - Drafting of accurate arrest and incident reports. - Collecting and maintaining evidence, ensuring proper chain of custody. - Execution of warrants, court orders and subpoenas. - Attending community and neighbourhood watch meetings and participating in joint police and community projects. - Directing and supervising lower ranks. - Maintaining vehicles, firearms, and other equipment. - Assist State Prosecutor in the preparation of cases for trial and testifies in court. - Attend staff crime review meetings and detect crime patterns. - Plan and provide resources for daily operations and events. - Perform all other related duties as assigned.

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