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Title: Litigation Advocate

Location: Nairobi

Salary: Competitive based on experience

Job Description

Our client is a Commercial and Conveyancing Law firm based in Nairobi, seeking to recruit a competent individual to fill the role of a Litigation Advocate.

The advocate will be expected to handle variety of complex legal matters and ensure the department discharges its function as per expected service standard.

 Responsibilities

  • Drafting and reviewing of litigation documents including pleadings, notices, affidavits & correspondence.
  • Provide legal opinions and advice on any areas in law arising in civil & commercial litigation
  • Attend court to represent client and generate reports on various court matters
  • Conducting negotiations with a view to settling potentially litigious matters in the best interest of the client;
  • Developing client relationships and actively building on experiences that support theclient needs;
  • Preparation of quality legal pleadings in line with client’s instructions and within the set timelines as well as observing and managing the processes;
  • Research on diverse range of assigned issues, documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures;
  • Keep current on national requirements regarding the law and communicate issues and new statutory developments with the rest of the team
  • Ensure safe custody of the firms’ instruments and documents such as documents and suit papers and ensure confidentiality and privacy of all legal data of the business.
  • Leading and mentoring junior advocates

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university
  • Post graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya & possess a valid practicing license
  • 5 years post admission handling litigation matters
  • A track record of high performance and delivering on complex cases.
  • Outstanding technical skills combined with an aptitude for developing new and longstanding relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Personal drive to deliver results within tight deadlines

How To Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Litigation Advocate) to [email protected] before Tuesday 30th June 2020.