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  • Job Vacancy in a Reputable Law Firm via Bradfield Consulting

  • Posted on: 16 July, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Bradfield is equipped not only to attract excellent personnel but to ensure that they are improved and empowered to deliver on every client’s strategic intent/organizational goal. Our value is to assist in getting rid of all inconvenience associated with recruitment; plus reducing unsuitable employees either via skill or culture. And more… all this would be done within concise turn-around time. Beyond this, we package and deliver quality trainings to help prune your employees to deliver efficiently.

    Legal Counsel

     

    Our client, a reputable Law firm situated in Lagos is looking for an experienced Legal Counsel to provide legal advice to clients in the areas of:

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

    The legal Counsel Represent clients in litigations and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, and manage or advise clients on legal transactions.

    KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Conduct legal research and gathering of evidence to formulate defence or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.
    • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
    • Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
    • Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers.
    • Drafting 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.
    • Broad, overview experience in intellectual property law, including patent law, licensing of IP rights and IP due diligence.
    • Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify bases for legal proceedings.
    • Perform administrative, Secretarial and management functions related to the practice of law.
    • 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;
    • 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.

    SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

    The candidate must demonstrate:

    • Good Communication Skills
    • Organizational Skills
    • Analytical Skills
    • Leadership Skills
    • Feedback &Reporting skills
    • Reading and Writing skills
    • Microsoft Office skills
    • Customer/Client Focus.
    • Collaboration Skills.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) degree from a recognised University.
    • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) degree from Law School.
    • LLM degree will be an added advantage
    • Minimum of 4 years post-law school required.
    • Have experience in conducting and managing litigation confidently with limited
    • Supervision and have a sound understanding and awareness of litigation processes and the application of civil procedure rules (essential)
    • Sound staff management experience (desirable)
    • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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