Location : Victoria Island, Lagos
Employment Type : Full-time
The role holder will represent clients in civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, and manage or advise clients on legal transactions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Monitor legal risk in documentation and giving guidance on the acceptable assumption of risk.
Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for natural and juristic persons.
Conduct legal research and gather evidence.
Ensure that appropriate approvals are in place before documents are executed.
Explain the law and give legal advice.
Offer legal representation at arbitration or mediation hearings.
Draft, review and manage wills, trusts, estates, contracts and deeds.
Manage regulatory and compliance-related services.
Facilitate innovative solutions to client problems.
Offer legal representation to clients in court proceedings on civil or criminal matters.
Manage and oversee paralegals and legal assistants.
Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases
Prepare pleadings, notices, and make appearances in court
Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases
Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Experience Required
A degree in Law
Must be called to the Nigeria Bar with a 2.1
A minimum of 3 years active litigation experience.
Good oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality
Experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing legal documents.
Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
Natural leader who displays sound judgment and attention to detail.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Must be female
Island resident preferred.