Legal Practitioner in a Commercial & Litigation Law Firm

HR-EX Consulting – Our client was established and registered to do business as a multi-practice commercial and litigation law firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. They are recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Practitioner

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The role holder will represent clients in civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, and manage or advise clients on legal transactions.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • A degree in Law
  • Must be called to the Nigeria Bar with a 2.1
  • A minimum of 3 years active litigation experience.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing legal documents.
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
  • Natural leader who displays sound judgment and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be female
  • Island resident preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor legal risk in documentation and giving guidance on the acceptable assumption of risk.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for natural and juristic persons.
  • Conduct legal research and gather evidence.
  • Ensure that appropriate approvals are in place before documents are executed.
  • Explain the law and give legal advice.
  • Offer legal representation at arbitration or mediation hearings.
  • Draft, review and manage wills, trusts, estates, contracts and deeds.
  • Manage regulatory and compliance-related services.
  • Facilitate innovative solutions to client problems.
  • Offer legal representation to clients in court proceedings on civil or criminal matters.
  • Manage and oversee paralegals and legal assistants.
  • Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases
  • Prepare pleadings, notices, and make appearances in court
  • Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Deadline: 1st April, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application to: using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

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