Job Summary

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill this position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description/Requirements

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Providing legal services in the area of civil law, criminal law, and fundamental human rights infringements, in the hierarchy of courts in Nigeria
  • Drafting and filing court processes with the appropriate courts and conducting thorough due diligence and research before forming a position on the case.
  • Represent clients in all courts including the Supreme Court, Federal High Courts, the State High Courts, Magistrate Courts. 
  • Conducting thorough investigations into client matters, including performing legal research and analysis and sourcing expert opinion. 
  • Representing Government Agencies and private companies by providing shipping and oil and gas laws. 
  • Represent clients as assigned on litigation matters at tribunals and other adjudicatory forums.
  • Drafting solid recovery requests, responding to recovery requests, and controlling the flow of information regarding the case.
  • Ensure that all clients’ work is progressed expeditiously and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and on costs.
  • Take responsibility for and attend to self-development. 
  • Providing legal services in the area of alternative methods of dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.
  • Provide sound quality technical legal advice and guidance to clients when necessary.
  • Participate in business development and client relationship activities by participating in business development meetings where required.
  • Keep current and accurate time records and ensure billing responsibilities are discharged properly.
  • Supervise Associates and act as mentors for Associates, in accordance with the Firm’s Guidelines. 
  • Imbibe a diligent culture in client care and service. 
  • Fulfil other responsibilities as delegated or assigned by Principal Counsel.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years of post-call experience with excellent academic credentials. 
  • Highly focused commercial approach to business in addition to legal flair. 
  • Concise and precise drafting skills. 
  • Good eye for detail and effective time management. 
  • The ability to remain confident in difficult circumstances, and to possess the resilience to sustain performance, particularly when under pressure.
  • The possession of good executive/management leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills and word-processing skills.
  • Demonstration of adequate knowledge, understanding, experience and skill and dependability in law practice.
  • The ability to keep abreast of professional, legal, technological and working practice changes and to impart such knowledge as necessary.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English language

Salary: NGN400,000 - NGN550,000

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