Bradfield Consulting

Legal Counsel - Lagos

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Active since 17-11-2016 Job category Legal
Location Lagos Level Mid-Senior level
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 0 Salary -
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

1. 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.
2. Draft documents, letters and contracts tailored to the client’s individual needs;
3. Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
4. Prepare and draft legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.
5. Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
6. Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify bases for legal proceedings.
7. Perform administrative, Secretarial and management functions related to the practice of law.
8. negotiating with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives;
9. 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;
10. Working in a team, sometimes referring cases to the head of department;
11. Supervising and delegating work to trainee solicitors, paralegals and legal secretaries as appropriate;
12. Issuing of engagement letters to clients;
13. Ensuring prompt approval of draft/work submitted;
14. Mastering case file and contributing to court presentation;
15. Ensuring case files are neatly ordered;
16. Ensuring filing of all processes and letters received;
17. Supervising processing of record of proceeding/court orders;
18. Perform other duties as required.

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
• 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

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Legal
Industry / Industries Legal
Region Nigeria

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Name Bradfield Consulting