Vacancy in a Reputable Law Firm for a Legal Councel, May 2017

Bradfield Consulting Limited – Our client, a reputable Lagos based Law firm, is looking to fill the vacant psoition below:

Job Title: Legal Counsel
Location:
Lagos
Job Description

We are seeking for experienced Legal Counsel with proven track record in the areas of:

  • Litigation
  • Legal Advice
  • Drafting and reviewing of Agreement
  • Court Appearance
  • Legal Research

Responsibilities

  • Conduct legal research and gathering of evidence to formulate
    defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing
    clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.
  • Draft documents, letters and contracts tailored to the client’s individual needs;
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
  • Prepare and draft legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify bases for legal proceedings.
  • Negotiating with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives;
  • Meeting and interviewing clients to establish the firm’s
    suitability to provide the necessary advice and services, based on the
    firm’s specialism and likely cost;
  • Working in a team, sometimes referring cases to the head of department;
  • Supervising and delegating work to trainee solicitors, paralegals and legal secretaries as appropriate;
  • Issuing of engagement letters to clients;
  • Ensuring prompt approval of draft/work submitted;
  • Mastering case file and contributing to court presentation;
  • Perform administrative, Secretarial and management functions related to the practice of law.
  • Ensuring case files are neatly ordered;
  • Ensuring filing of all processes and letters received;
  • Supervising processing of record of proceeding/court orders;
  • Perform other duties as required.
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Requirements
Competency and Technical Skills
The incumbent must demonstrate:

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Feedback & Reporting skills
  • Reading and Writing skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Microsoft Office skills

Education:

  • LLB BL
  • Have at least a 2:1 degree or evidence of similar ability
  • Also capable of analysing problems rigorously and from all
    angles, showing sound practical judgement as well as academic ability
    (essential)

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in conducting and managing
    litigation confidently with limited supervision and have sound
    understanding and awareness of litigation processes and the application
    of civil procedure rules (essential)
  • Sound staff management experience (desirable)

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to grasp quickly and accurately new and complex concepts and areas of law(essential)
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team (essential)
  • Ability to balance priorities and co-ordinate work effectively
    in order to meet deadlines and deal with high workloads (essential)
  • Sound written and oral communication skills to give
    authoritative advice and influence colleagues and external stakeholders
    (essential)
  • Aptitude for project management and leadership skills to ensure delivery of litigation(desirable)


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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