Job Summary

The candidate will assist with managing to the highest standard all aspects of cases on behalf of our clients and also assist the Firm in achieving its stated professional and commercial objectives.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Main duties and responsibilities:

1. File Management 

  • To obtain accurate information and instructions from clients, analyse the legal and practical aspects of their case and obtain the necessary documents/evidence to provide preliminary advice.
  • To analyse and advise on strategy, tactics, and how best to achieve the most successful outcome for each client according to the particular circumstances of their case. 
  • To heed the procedural timetable and time limits, to make necessary applications where required to protect the client’s position. 
  • To comply with the Rules of Regulators.

2. Client Relations 

  • To deal with clients in a sensitive, professional and competent way; and to pitch all communications with clients at a level appropriate to the individual concerned.
  • To identify clients’ objectives and to seek to further them in a manner consistent with all professional and ethical obligations 

3. Professional Standard 

  • To work and behave in a professional manner and within the highest ethical and other standards of the profession.
  • To comply with procedures set by the profession.
  • To ensure monetary transactions are dealt with efficiently and in accordance with professional rules 
  • To maintain the strictest standards of client confidentiality at all times 

Other Responsibilities:

  • To anticipate as well as to respond to clients’ needs and demands Sharing of information with colleagues.
  • To participate in the growth and development of the department/firm 

4. Marketing: Social and Technical:

  • To include presentation of seminars, writing articles, joining and participating in professional and other relevant organisations. 

5. Management of Resources:

  • To assist the firm in maximising income and profitability by effective time recording and billing. 

6. Training: 

  • To keep up to date with developments in law and practice
  • Must keep the record up to date and comply with the compulsory CPD regime 

7. Information Technology:

  • Wherever possible, to utilise I.T. to provide a quality, cost-effective and efficient service to clients.
  • To maintain the strictest concern for and awareness of the need for data protection at all times. 

Performance Measured By;

  • Excellent attendance and timekeeping 
  • Conducting matters on behalf of clients to their satisfaction. 
  • Careful file management and the keeping of detailed contemporaneous attendance notes of all work done on behalf of our clients. 
  • Compliance with time recording requirements and reaching financial targets Knowledge and use of court rules and procedures. 
  • Efficiency in dealing with work and accuracy of work produced. Ability to work with initiative; maintaining a flexible and responsible approach. 
  • Personal development and contribution to the overall objectives of the Firm

Skills & Abilities:

  • Aware of the general legal and ethical principles and able to apply those to different situations.
  • Ability to analyse complex factual and legal situations and advise as to the critical path that should be followed.
  • Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner. 
  • Adaptable and able to work in a busy environment, along with good IT, strong written & verbal skills.

Qualification, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience up to 3 years with knowledge and interest in capital market 
  • Legal experience is essential
  • Some finance and capital market experience will be advantageous
  • Previous experience in product liability and knowledge of group litigation procedures is desirable
  • Works in an organised and methodical manner and has a positive attitude

Character and Personal Qualities:

  • Effective communicator 
  • Team player - Works well under pressure. 
  • Ability to deal sensitively with clients and experts
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to the type of work we do at WLP

Salary: Between N80,000 and N150,000.00

PQE: 4 years minimum

Benefits include:

  • Pension scheme
  • Health Insurance scheme and up to 20 days holiday per plus public & bank holidays.

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