Dorbe-Leit Consulting

Litigation Associate - Nairobi

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Active since 15-08-2017 Job category Legal
Location Nairobi Level Professional
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 0 Salary Kshs. 200, 000 Gross
Our client is one of the leading Law firm committed to providing excellent legal service in Family Law, Banking and Securities, Constitutional and Administrative, Corporate and Conveyance and Mergers and Acquisition.

Are you an aggressive Litigation lawyer who is confident, ambitious, resourceful and good with legal matters? Are you interested in being part of a team focused towards transforming the legal sector in Kenya and beyond the East African region? If so, then this is the job you are looking for.
Our client would like to fill the position of a Litigation Associate who will be reporting to the Partner in Charge of Department.

Purpose Statement of the Position
Responsible for handling a variety of complex assigned legal matters within the department. Applies subject matter knowledge; requires capacity to understand specific needs or requirements to apply skills/knowledge. May provide functional advice or training to less experienced advocates.

Duties and Responsibilities

Drafting Ability:
• Draw up contracts and other legal documents ensuring attention to detail

Case & Transaction management:
• To be able to demonstrate that they are technically very able across a sufficiently wide area, able to work without significant supervision and have developed a particular strength and reputation in their work area.
• To be able to show a track record of achieving their fee targets and time targets and that the targets are appropriate for their position and level of qualification.

Advocacy Skills:
• To provide a high quality legal service to all clients.
• Offering advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues
• Research on diverse range of assigned issues, documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures
• Keeping up-to-date with changes in the law

Client care & Practice support:
• Receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and deciding on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests.
• To develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals

Business Development:
• To be strategic and commercially aware and be fully familiar with the firm’s current strategy. Be able to have knowledgeable discussion about the market the firm operates in, the threats and opportunities the department faces and the future plans for the Department and their role in those plans.
• Attract additional business from new and existing clients.

Professional Development:
• To have a clear understanding of what it would take to develop a career to the next level.
• Attend internal training and external training as and when required.
• Maintain high standards of professional conduct while generating adequate practice income, ensuring that the fees earned sufficiently exceed total costs and expenses incurred.

Reliability:
• Proven track record of effectively delegating work to other members of the department and supervising the work effectively.
• Successfully be in charge of a matter that involves other departments.

Dedication to the firm:
• Participate in team meetings
• Ability to identify projects and use their initiative to get them up and running.

Minimum Requirement

• LLB Degree from a recognised University
• A minimum of 5 years in Litigation department preferably from a top tier law firm.
• Advocate of the High court of Kenya.

Competencies and Skills required
• Broad base of legal practice experience
• Fluency in English is mandatory
• Demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills
• Developed interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with clients and individuals at all levels across the Firm
• Ability to foster positive relationships with all individuals across the Firm
• Must have high moral integrity and character
• Highly organized and good time management skills
• PC and other relevant technology competencies (e.g., Microsoft applications)
• Focused on performance and results
• Poised to work under pressure with very little supervision
• Focused and inquisitive learner, proactively pursues opportunities to build expertise and skills
• Desire and ability to learn from and confer on an ongoing basis with other Advocates of the Firm when the handling matters with a view to continuously developing professional knowledge and expertise;
• Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and focus

 

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Legal
Industry / Industries Legal
Region Kenya
Keywords LA

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Name Dorbe Leit

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