• Urgent Vacancies in a Leading Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators

  • Posted on: 22 October, 2014 Deadline: 15 November, 2014
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  • One of the leading legal practitioners and arbitrators in the Nigerian legal sector is looking to hire competent hands into the following positions:

    Litigation Counsel

     

    Job Location: Lekki, Lagos (The ideal Female candidates MUST reside on the Island i.e. Lagos Island, Lekki, Ajah and immediate locality).

    Job summary:
    To contribute to the smooth and efficient conduct of litigation and outside counsel including coordinating and directing case strategy, discovery, drafting/editing pleadings and interviewing and preparing witnesses and negotiations.

    Description of Duties:

    (a) All administrative tasks required for the post.
    (b) Drafting applications to the Courts and having conduct of the case through to judgment being obtained.
    (c) Clarifying with client officers any difficult areas and dealing with and responding to any defenses and/or counter claims lodged.
    (d) Drafting summonses, complaints and indictments in connection with prosecutions by the Council
    (e) Attending the Court and other Tribunals and advocating on behalf of the Council in litigation actions.
    (f) Providing litigation support to the solicitors in the Litigation Team, including without limitation, preparing witness statements, dealing with discovery and attending court with Counsel.
    (g) Deal with enquiries from solicitors and other external agencies and advice the client of the next step accordingly.
    (h) Attending possession action hearings, negotiating with representatives and preparing and advising of witnesses prior to hearings.
    (i) Attending Defendants’ applications to set aside Judgments and suspended Warrants of Possession.
    (j) Responsible for maintaining the central register of Judgments and Charging Orders and dealing with related enquiries, applications and cancellations.
    (k) Responsible for the preparation of documentation and conduct of emergency injunction proceedings on behalf of the Local Authority in accordance with any relevant legislation.
    (l) Any other duties relevant for the work of the Section as determined by the post holder’s line manager.

    Desired Skills:

    •     Candidate must be a graduate of Law with minimum of 5 - 6 years at the Bar
    •     Active litigation Arbitration experience
    •     Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
    •     Ability to write, and speak English fluently
    •     The ideal candidate must be organized and pay attention to detail. Small errors or omissions can lose or derail a case.
    •     Excellent writing skills with little or no review needed.
    •     The candidate needs to be able to work with a variety of people and have coping skills to handle difficult personalities, ranging from co-workers to clients.
    •     The litigation applicant must have knowledge of the court systems and how they work.
    •     Experience working in drafting motions, briefs and preparing for trials is necessary.

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    Secretary

     

    Job Location: Lekki, Lagos (Ideal candidate MUST be Female & should be resident either in Lagos Island, Lekki or Ajah or its immediate locality)

    Job Purpose:
    Enhances effectiveness by providing information-management support; representing the law firm to clients and others and also carry out administrative duties assigned from time to time.

    Secretary Job Duties:
    v  {C}Welcomes guests and clients by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.
    v  {C}Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation.
    v  {C}Maintains calendar by planning and scheduling conferences and travel; recording and monitoring court appearance date.
    v  {C}Communicates and obtain information; following-up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to line manager.
    v  {C}Maintains client confidence by keeping client/attorney information confidential.
    v  {C}Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence.
    v  {C}Maintains office supplies by checking stocks; placing and expediting orders; evaluating new products.
    v  {C}Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs etc.
    v  {C}Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
    v  {C}Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
    v  {C}Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualification & Experience:

    Must have background in Secretarial Studies (BSc/HND), Must have a minimum of 2 – 3 years similar experience as a secretary to qualify for this vacancy.

    Required skills:

    Good Communication skills, Documentation Skills, Meeting Planning, Supply Management, Telephone Skills, Office Experience -General, PC Proficiency, Internal Communications, Dependability, Professionalism, Client Relationships.

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates should please forward CVs to ‘mgtpositions@stresert.com’ using Job Title as the subject of your application.

    Salary is between N150, 000 – N200, 000/ m (Depending on experience). Application closes 15th November, 2014. Only experienced and qualified candidates will be shortlisted and invited for interviews.

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