• Legal Job Vacancy at a Reputable Law Firm - Bradfield Consulting

  • Posted on: 17 November, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Bradfield Consulting - Our client, a reputable Lagos based Law firm, is looking to recruit an experienced Legal Counsel with proven track record in the areas of:

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

    Legal Counsel

     

    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.
    • 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.

    REQUIREMENTS
    Competency and Technical Skills
    The incumbent must demonstrate:

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

    • Have 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)
    • Ability to deliver training to other colleagues in the OFT (desirable

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Bradfield Consulting career website on bradfieldconsulting.has-jobs.com to apply

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