Senior Litigation Counsel

Stresert Services Limited

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Stresert Services Limited - Our client, one of the leading Legal Practitioners and Arbitrators in the Nigerian legal sector, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position above.

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

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

Job Requirement:

  • Candidate must be a graduate of Law with a minimum of 8 years at the Bar.
  • A Master degree from a reputable institution will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to handle complex litigation cases, such as trials at the State and Federal High Courts, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
  • Deep knowledge of procedural requirements in litigation law and practice.
  • Drafting briefs and other legal documents.
  • Ability to obtain evidence, evaluate evidence and prepare cases.
  • Active litigation Arbitration experience.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Must be organized and detailed oriented.
  • Excellent writing skills with little or no review needed.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people and have coping skills to handle difficult personalities, ranging from co-workers to clients.
  • Experience working in drafting motions, briefs and preparing for trials is necessary.

Salary

  • Open to discussion for the ideal candidate.

Note:

  • Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's using "LIT-U-18" as the subject of your application. 
  • Experienced candidates will be invited for interviews.

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Summary

Company

Stresert Services Limited

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Legal

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years