Litigation Counsel Job Vacancy in Lagos

Stresert Services Limited – One of the leading Legal Practitioners and Arbitrators in the Nigerian legal sector, is looking to fill the position below:

Job Title: Litigation Counsel

Location: Lagos

Job Summary
To contribute to the smooth and efficient conduct of litigation and outside counsel including coordinating and directing case strategy, discovery, drafting/editing pleadings and interviewing and preparing witnesses and negotiations.

Description of Duties

  • All administrative tasks required for the post.
  • Drafting applications to the Courts and having conduct of the case through to judgment being obtained.
  • Negotiating and drafting Consent Orders, directions with the Defendants (or their representatives) and presenting such documentation before the Court as required.
  • Attending possession action hearings, negotiating with representatives and preparing and advising of witnesses prior to hearings.
  • Attending Defendants’ applications to set aside Judgments and suspended Warrants of Possession.
  • Responsible for maintaining the central register of Judgments and Charging Orders and dealing with related enquiries, applications and cancellations.
  • Responsible for the preparation of documentation and conduct of emergency injunction proceedings on behalf of the Local Authority in accordance with any relevant legislation.
  • Dealing with any matters concerning the enforcement of judgments.
  • Clarifying with client officers any difficult areas and dealing with and responding to any defences and/or counter claims lodged.
  • Drafting summonses, complaints and indictments in connection with prosecutions by the Council
  • Attending the Court and other Tribunals and advocating on behalf of the Council in litigation actions.
  • Providing litigation support to the solicitors in the Litigation Team, including without limitation, preparing witness statements, dealing with discovery and attending court with Counsel.
  • Deal with enquiries from solicitors and other external agencies and advice the client of the next step accordingly.
  • Any other duties relevant for the work of the Section as determined by the post holder’s line manager.

Desired Skills

  • Candidate must be a graduate of Law with minimum of 7 – 8 years at the Bar
  • Active litigation Arbitration experience
  • The candidate needs to be able to work with a variety of people and have coping skills to handle difficult personalities, ranging from co-workers to clients.
  • The litigation applicant must have knowledge of the court systems and how they work.
  • Experience working in drafting motions, briefs and preparing for trials is necessary.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to write, and speak English fluently
  • The ideal candidate must be organized and pay attention to detail. Small errors or omissions can lose or derail a case.
  • Excellent writing skills with little or no review needed.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV’s to: [email protected] using Litigation as the subject of your application

Note: Experienced candidates will be invited for interviews

Application Deadline  15th February, 2016.

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