Associate counsel

Confidential

Job Summary

A consulting firm seeks qualified candidates to fill this role   Legal Drafting and Documentation Drafting legal opinions, instruments, pro...

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

A consulting firm seeks qualified candidates to fill this role

 

Legal Drafting and Documentation

Drafting legal opinions, instruments, processes and documents as may be required in execution of clients ‘instructions or the discharge of assigned tasks

Provide support in drafting of all non-contentious legal processes 

To undertake inquiries and legal research particularly in areas of designated assignment so as to further the unit’s overall objective in delivering excellent legal services to the firm’s litigious clients

 

Court Duties:

  • Case preparation and in preparing pleadings, organizing materials for litigation cases
  • To make court appearances and be responsible for taking courtroom notes
  • Draft and delivery of letters to courts or administrative bodies for development and progress of cases
  • To liaise with third parties in ensuring proper handling of firm’s cases and obtain certified true copies of judgment upon completion of cases
  • To keep cases organized by monitoring and ensuring accuracy in the organization of files; keeping diary dates for clients’ matters and monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions

 

Client Management:

  • Research, anticipate and guard clients against legal risks
  • Guide clients and ensure compliance with applicable laws
  • Structure, draft and review agreements and other legal documents
  • Follow up on client compliance obligations, attend and draft minutes of meetings and represent client in both contentious and non-contentious legal proceedings
  • Ensure proper case / client file documentation and ensure prompt and detailed client update, status reports and feedback
  • Building relationships with existing clients in an attempt to increase their current spend
  • Assist in drafting legal opinions, instruments, processes and documents as may be required in execution of clients ‘instructions or the discharge of assigned tasks
  • Communicating new service developments to prospective clients

 

Interpersonal Developments:

  • Undertaking other relevant assignments as may be assigned by designated seniors in Chambers, the Head of Chambers and Partners in the firm
  • Keeping abreast with current affairs to identify new business opportunities.
  • Seeking opportunities for expansion in new markets as well as continued expansion among existing clients
  • Report to Head of Legal & Management Team

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