Job Openings in a Fully Serviced Legal Company

Hamilton Lloyd and Associates – Our client, a fully serviced legal practice. Due to eternal expansion, they are looking to hire suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Litigation Lawyer
Location:
 Lagos
Job Summary

  • The role of a litigation lawyer will come with active hands-on experience in cases done in various state and federal trial courts, including specialized courts, tribunals and appellate courts across Nigeria.
  • He /she is expected to be comfortable in the areas of constitutional, commercial, shipping and aviation, oil and gas, trade, labour and industrial disputes etc.
  • Litigation is the resolution of disputes falling in the corporate and commercial sectors, such as banking transactions, civil fraud, corporate governance, asset and venture capital projects, financial services regulation, mergers and acquisitions, share capital re-organizations and professional negligence.

Key Accountabilities

  • The candidate would be part of drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements
  • He /she would be actively involved in dispute resolution for companies, from both a commercial and legal perspective
  • Will consult with and advise clients; retain expert witnesses; attend pre-trial conferences and develop a trial strategy based on the facts and evidence. Will also conduct pre-trial depositions of experts and key witnesses; prepare demonstrative to be used as trial exhibits; and draft and argue pre-trial motions.
  • Will collaborate with experts and clients to craft a trial theme, identify strengths and weaknesses in a case; develop persuasive arguments; prepare witnesses for testimony and draft and argue trial motions.
  • The candidate will be expected to present opening and closing statements, examine and cross-examine witnesses and craft a persuasive story for the fact-finder (judge or jury) through testimony and evidence. Litigation attorneys also prepare jury instructions and conduct post-trial interviews of the jury.
  • If a case is settled out of court, candidate should be able to engage in negotiations with opposing parties; participate in mediations and settlement conferences with the parties and the judge; and create settlement brochures, agreements, releases and other settlement materials.
  • Candidate would be part of the initial case investigation/assessment
  • He / she will be in charge of drafting pleas and motions on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant.
  • As part of his responsibilities, candidate will be part of depositions and interrogations. Candidate would also draft and argue discovery-related motions including motions to compel, protective orders and summary judgment motions.
  • Candidate should be able to draft post-trial motions; identify and preserve issues for appeal; develop appellate strategies; gather evidence for the appellate record; research procedural issues; draft appellate documents; and present oral arguments before appellate courts. If the case is particularly significant or complex, litigators may retain the assistance of attorneys who specialize in appellate practice.
  • Any other responsibility as assigned by the Partners.

Degree and Qualifications/ Skills required

  • 3 – 5 years experience post call to bar.
  • Candidate should have worked in an SAN firm consistently after NYSC.
  • Excellent mastery of oral and written English.
  • Candidate should be able to work under pressure.
  • Candidate should be able to work with no supervision.
  • Attention to detail is a definite requirement.
  • Candidate should have continuous experience in litigation.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A second class upper degree would be acceptable but a Masters degree is an added advantage.

 

 

 

Job Title: Commercial Lawyer
Location:
 Lagos
Job Summary

  • The Commercial Lawyer will provide corporate support and handle all complex legal matters and projects. He/she will deal with issues pertaining to business transactions, wide range of commercial matters and agreements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Providing clear and concise legal advice and support to the client, having regard to the client’s business objectives, and delivering practical, creative and commercial solutions and value within budget and time constraints, whilst ensuring that risks are understood and mitigated.
  • Taking instructions from the client and advising on the law and legal issues.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements and other legal documents tailored to the client’s needs.
  • Attending meetings and negotiations as legal adviser with opposing parties.
  • Ensuring, as far as possible, that the client’s governance processes are observed as regards commercial matters with which the commercial solicitor deals.
  • Assisting with the resolution of disputes concerning commercial contracts.
  • Monitoring the suitability of the client’s contract precedents, processes and procedures and amending them and providing training as necessary.
  • Identifying ways to add value and improve internal efficiencies, including process improvements.
  • Supervising and delegating work to paralegals and support staff as appropriate.
  • Liaising with professionals and other operatives in both the client’s business and externally.
  • Keeping up to date with all relevant legal, legislative, regulatory and industry developments relevant to the legal specialism, informing and updating the team, and providing proactive updates to facilitate the client’s operational activities.
  • Designing and delivering commercial law training to the client’s business and management teams.
  • Undertaking a range of continuing professional development (CPD) activities ensuring efficient knowledge transfer across the legal team.
  • Complying with all service level agreements and KPIs, including accurately recording time and meeting reporting obligations.
  • Obtaining regular client feedback.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary.

Person Specification

  • Education: LLB and BL
  • Experience: 8 -10 years’ experience
  • Expertise in commercial contracts and agreements.

Personality:

  • Proactive and forward thinking, with good initiative.
  • Organised and good at managing time effectively, using appropriate systems and processes.
  • Use of appropriate, professional and client-friendly language.
  • Ability to work alone with confidence and self-discipline, taking ownership of tasks and able to demonstrate sound judgement and decision making skills.
  • Ability to learn a complicated and dynamic business, understand the client, its customers and the regulatory regime in which the business operates and proactively advise on a combination of legal and business issues.
  • Ability to absorb and manage high volumes of information and follow methodical, structured and logical approach.
  • Accurate and timely time recording and financial management of case load.
  • Flexible working attitude, adaptability to workload and deadlines.
  • Good relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills and highly team-oriented.
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Wide range of appropriate IT skills.
  • Ability to research and analyse complex data and information

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified andidates should forward their Applications and CV’s to: [email protected] kindly make the subject of the mail the job title

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

Application Deadline: 25th September, 2017.

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