Associate Counsel (Corporate Services)


Job Summary

Harlem Solicitors seeks qualified candidates to fill this role. Females are preferable for this role

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Note: Females are preferable for this role

Reports To: Principal Partner/CEO

  • Responsible for the turn-key handling of all Corporate/Commercial and assigning cases and complex, diverse portfolio of Corporate Services and related matters.
  • Drafting and reviewing various types of Agreements involving a variety of legal issues.
  • Self-managing Corporate matters and providing ownership responsibility for a large volume of such matters and reporting timeously to the Principal Partner/CEO. 
  • Juggling and successfully prioritizing competing legal work streams.
  • Leading any special projects or initiatives as assigned by the Principal Partner/CEO.
  • Coordinating with the Litigation unit on court-related matters as need arises.
  • Living, upholding and modeling firm’s core values of Integrity, Innovation, Transparency and Assiduity with the ability to demonstrate those optimal deserving of the firm positively and proactively in daily performance and communication.
  • Coordinating with the Principal Partner/CEO on specific assignments, review preliminary advice and provide internal recommendations.
  • Drafting responses to correspondence and actively following up and giving timeous feedback on Corporate/Commercial issues as needs arise.
  • Preparing Corporate/Commercial metrics and reporting and performing factual legal research.
  • Promptly responding to all email and phone inquiries from the clients as well as from the Principal Partner/CEO and the team in a professional manner and in consonance with the firm’s ‘E-mail Policy Manual’.
  • Assisting in all assigned legal (civil and criminal) matters, including contract negotiation, dispute resolution, crisis management, court litigation and compliance.
  • Participating in business meetings on behalf of the firm and proactively providing strategic advice to find pragmatic legal solutions.
  • Managing and maintaining legal documents and databases and ensuring that all documents/pleadings have been proofread, edited and revised as necessary.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Principal Partner/CEO.


  • An intelligent qualified Legal practitioner with a bias for commercial practice is urgently needed at HARLEM Solicitors, a Corporate/Commercial firm headquartered in Ibadan. The ideal candidate must have between 2 to 3 years post-call experience in Corporate/Commercial practice and must not be more than 30 years old. Professional affiliations will be an advantage. 


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