Curriculum Vitae

Tel - 0784 694 6667
Email - alex@legalwords.co.uk
LinkedIn - uk.linkedin.com/in/alexheshmaty
Company website - www.legalwords.co.uk

Profile

I’m a legal copywriter and journalist, with a particular interest in legal technology and DIY legal services. I own and manage Legal Words, a niche Bristol based company providing copywriting and content creation services for the legal sector. Our clients include:

LexisNexis – Legal and accountancy publishing company

Rocket Lawyer UK – Online legal document publisher

Atom Content Marketing – Legal publishing (Law Donut)

Conscious Solutions – Web design and marketing for lawyers

realityhouse – Creative digital media agency

Tomorrow People – Inbound marketing agency

Publications

LexisNexis Future of Law

Why your firm should embrace flexible working (2015)

Five apps that help you stay in touch with your clients (2015)

Are barrister led ABSs proving to be competition for law firms? (2015)

The idiosyncrasies of branding for law firms (2015)

Is technology the key to attracting (and keeping) the best talent? (2015)

Delia Venables’ Legal Resources in the UK and Ireland

Legal Apps (2011 – Present)

Social Media for Lawyers (2012 – Present)

Association of Legal Administrators

Legal Management – Law Firms and the Mobile Web (2013)

Legal Services in the 21st Century (2012)

The Guardian
The Times

Keep up to speed with a law app (Quoted, 2012)

 

Experience

2008 – Present

Legal Words
Business Owner

I manage all aspects of the business, including sourcing new clients, handling accounts, project management, copywriting, SEO and online marketing.

2007 – 2008

Conscious Solutions Ltd.
Account Manager

  • acting as primary point of contact for clients
  • managing client requests and queries and liasing with technical team
  • upselling existing products to clients
  • writing legal email newsletters updates and distributing on behalf of clients
  • proof reading and copy editing

2005 – 2007

Emplaw
Legal Editor

  • researching and summarising employment law developments
  • creating and distributing email newsletters
  • managing an assistant sub-editor
  • proof reading newsletters and general editorial content
  • helping to plan IT improvements for the website and editing software

2004 – 2005

On Demand Distribution
Business Operations Analyst

  • liaising with the appropriate departments/individuals to ensure that problems were resolved efficiently and effectively
  • using my own IT skills to apply direct fixes on live systems and to investigate problems further
  • staying in direct contact with clients and others who reported problems to keep them updated and answer any questions they may have
  • helping to train new members of staff
  • testing new online promotions and competitions and documenting results

2001 – 2004

Emplaw
IT Manager

  • developing, implementing and maintaining an online employment law information website and its integration with law firms’ websites
  • working on over 30 external client sites to implement a new product which proved to be a huge success
  • creating customised client email newsletters and organising distribution
  • liaising with clients and their designers
  • providing ongoing customer support

2000 – 2001

VBCnet GB Ltd
Web Designer

  • maintaining and improving existing company websites and designing new ones
  • planning and generating publicity material for the company
  • business planning and preparation of cash-flow forecasts and business proposals
  • project and staff management

Qualifications

University UWE, Bristol
Course LLB (Hons.) Law (English and European)