Williams - Senior Litigation Secretary - Valhalla, Centurion, South Africa

Marthie Williams

Valhalla, Centurion, South Africa

Services

Senior Litigation Secretary

Summary:

High Court and Magistrate's Court Litigation
Specialising in Insolvencies (Liquidation and Sequestration)

Work History

LSNP - Lead (Online)

Office Administration and Client Care

November 2011 - December 2011

Legal Bookkeepers Learning Skills
Year completed: November - December 2011
Institution: LSNP - Lead (Online)
Content:
• General legal office administration and client care
• Legal Office Bookkeeping

Lexpro and Lexpro Bookkeeping

Institution: Lexpro, Pretoria
Content:
• Legal Documents: High Court, Magistrate's Court and Debt Collection
• Legal Bookkeeping


Course completed: Softline Pastel
Year completed: 2006
Institution: RVA Training
Content:
• Pastel for Beginners
• Advanced (to Trial Balance)

Section 311 Compromise

Section 311 Compromise: Applications:
• I have been actively involved in Section 311 Applications since 2006;
• I can function independently in respect of the following:
• Drawing of Founding Affidavit (with all information provided);
• Drawing of Notice of Motion;
• Drawing of all Annexures to Application: Notice of Meeting;
Offer of Compromise; Statement of Assets and Liabilities;
Provisional Order; Form of Proxy;
Consent to act as Chairman; Notice to all Creditors;
Claim Forms;
• Complying with all Court Rules and Regulations;
• Preparing for hearing: Indexing and Paginating;
• Obtaining of Provisional Order;
• Complying with Provisional Order (o.b.o. Chairman):
• Notice to Creditors (Creditor's Meetings);
• Publication of all Notices (all publications);
• Preparing the Meeting for Creditors;
• Transcribing Minutes of Meeting;
• Drafting Chairman's Report;
• Prepare file for hearing: Indexing and Paginating;
• Obtain Final Order;
• Administration of Section 311 Application (o.b.o. Receiver):
• Calculation of Dividends payable to Creditors (in terms of the Offer of Compromise);
• Obtaining funds from Company for distribution;
• Attending to distribution of funds to Creditors;
• Drawing of Final Liquidation and Distribution Account upon completion.
(I have not done this yet in terms of the new Act.)

Insolvency Law

From August 1999

I have been actively involved in Sequestration Applications and Voluntary Surrender of Estates Applications, since August 1999.
• I can function independently in respect of the following (Sequestration):
• Drawing of Founding Affidavit;
• Drawing of Notice of Motion;
• Issue and Service of Application (incl. Security);
• Complying with all Court Rules and Regulations;
• Preparing for hearing: Indexing and Paginating;
• Obtaining of Provisional Order;
• Complying with Provisional Orders and obtain Final Order;
• Drawing of Cost Account.


• I can function independently in respect of the following (Surrender of Estate):
• Drawing of documentation:
• Founding Affidavit and Supporting/confirmatory Affidavit;
• Notice of Motion;
• Complete Statement of Debtor's Affairs;
• Notice of Surrender of Estate;
• Attorney's Affidavit;
• Calculation of Benefit to Creditors
• Complying with all Rules i.r.o. Surrender of Estate;
• Obtaining Master's Certificate;
• Obtaining of Provisional Order;
• Complying with Provisional Order and obtain Final Order of Sequestration;
• Drawing of Cost Account.


Liquidation of CC and/or Companies:
• I have been actively involved in Liquidation Applications since August 1999:
• I can function independently in respect of the following (Forced Liquidation):
• Taking instructions;
• Drawing of Founding Affidavit;
• Drawing of Notice of Motion;
• Issue and Service of Application (incl. Security);
• Complying with all Court Rules and Regulations;
• Preparing for hearing: Indexing and Paginating;
• Obtaining of Provisional Order;
• Complying with Provisional Orders and obtain Final Order;
• Drawing of Cost Account.

• I can function independently in respect of the following (Voluntary Liquidation by means of Resolution by Directors/Members) (before New Companies Act):
• Completion of CM100 (Statement of Affairs);
• Completion of Special Resolution and Notices;
• Lodging of documentation with CIPRO;
• Obtaining registered Special Resolution;
• Lodging...

Civil Litigation

in both the High Court and the Magistrate's Court
• I can function independently in respect of the following:
• Taking instructions from a client;
• Drawing of Summons;
• Drawing of Particulars of Claim;
• Drawing of Application for Summary Judgment;
• Drawing Application for Judgment by Default and obtain judgment;
• Drawing and obtain Warrant for Execution (Moveable and Immoveable);
• Drawing of all documentation / advertisements in respect of Sale in Execution (both Moveable and Immoveable);
• Drawing of Rule 38 Security;
• Drawing of all general legal Notices;
• Typing of all Processes (assisted by Attorney and Counsel);
• Drawing of Discovery Affidavit;
• Preparing file for trial: Indexing and Paginating;
• Instruction to Counsel.

Family Law

• I can function independently in respect of the following:
• Drawing of Combined Summons (Divorce);
• Drawing of Particulars of Claim;
• Completion of Statistics;
• Issue and Service of Summons;
• Drawing of Settlement Agreement;
• Approve Settlement Agreement with Family Advocate / Liaise with Family Advocate on any queries;
• Drawing of Founding Affidavit (Rule 43);
• Drawing of Notice of Motion (Rule 43);
• Set down (both opposed and unopposed);
• Preparation of court file for hearing (Indexing and Paginating);
• Instruction to Counsel;
• Obtain Order.

• I have obtained experience in:
• Obtaining information for registering a Family Trust;
• Drawing of Deed of Trust, Consent and Information to Master;
• Lodging of Deed of Trust with Master;
• Obtaining Letter of Authority;
• All amendments to Family Trusts.

• I have obtained experience in:
• Obtaining information for registering an ANC;
• Drawing of documentation;
• Attending to signing of documentation with clients and Notary;
• Lodging of documentation with the Deeds Office;
• Obtaining registered ANC.
(I have no further experience in Deeds.)

Commercial Law

• I can function independently in respect of the following:
• Drawing of Sale of Business (Member's Interest and/or Shares);
• Drawing of Shareholders (Partners') Agreements;
• Drawing of Joint Venture Agreements;
• Drawing of Commission Agreements;
• Drawing of Confidentiality Agreements;
• All contracts pertaining to Fixed Property (Sale, Lease).


General Law:
• Further to the above, I have obtained experience in the following, although I have not worked actively in same for approximately 5 years
• Criminal Law:
• Arrange consultations with Investigating Officers and Attorneys;
• Arrange Bail Applications / Postponement of hearings;
• Apply for copies of documentation in preparation of trial (Investigation Diary, Evidence, etc.);
• Preparing documentation for Appeal (from start to Appeal being heard).
• Third Party Claims:
• Consultation with client and taking of instructions;
• Completion of Claim documentation;
• Lodging of claim with the RAF;
• Liaise between RAF and clients / Attorneys;
• Arranging appointments and obtaining of Medico Legal Reports;
• Issue or processes in respect of claims;
• Settling of claims with RAF;
• Attending to distribution of funds on settlement being received.
• Rehabilitation:
• Taking of instructions from clients;
• Obtaining Distribution and Liquidation Account from Curator;
• Drafting of all documentation (Form 6, Founding Affidavit and Motion);
• Attending to process;
• Complying with Court Rules;
• Obtaining final Rehabilitation Order.

GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

and I have obtained experience in the following:
• Reception duties;
• Operation of Switchboard (medium size) / Telephone;
• Screening of calls for Attorney / Director / Manager;
• Appointments between clients with Attorney / Director / Manager;
• Appointments between Attorney, Counsel and client
• Liaise with clients on all levels - from appointments to complaints;
• Liaise with Branch Offices / Correspondents on all levels;
• Debtors and Creditors (including invoicing of clients and drawing of cost accounts on completion of insolvency applications)
• Typing of all documentation (also Dictaphone) (Afrikaans, English, some German);
• Arranging of functions;
• Travel arrangements (Flights, Car Rental and Accommodation);
Arrange Arbitration hearings - all requirements included
• Management of Office and Personnel.
• I can use the following computer software with confidence:
- Microsoft: Word, Excel and PowerPoint (to a lesser extent)
- Lexpro: Litigation and Accounting
- Practice Manager: Legal Accounting
- Filesite: Administration


PERSONAL QUALITIES / CHARACTER:
• I am honest and ethical.
• I am hard working and reliable.
• I am loyal (to both my employer, clients and in my personal life).
• I perform well working individually, as well as in a group situation.
• I am willing and eager to improve my qualifications and experience.
• I can be assertive, should the situation require it.
• I believe in treating all people with respect, in order to earn respect.

Projects

Debt Collector

At present self-employed t/a MS Debt Collecting
Debt Collecting
Paralegal work: Assistance with contracts, etc.
Available for temporary work as Senior Litigation Secretary

Qualifications & Certifications

AIPSA Diploma in Insolvency Law and Practice

University of Pretoria, Graduate School

Vanderbijlpark 1980

English

Hoërskool Vanderbijlpark

Law

Vaal Triangle Technikon

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