The Workplace Centre Limited - We are a World Class Skills Development and HR / ICT Consulting Services organisation that adds significant value to our clients and society.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Legal Officer
Job Location: Lagos
Grade Level: Asst. Manager
Industry: Financial Sector
Drafting and vetting of legal documents, including contracts, MOU’s, Agreements and Insurance Bonds.
Draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts.
Provide well researched legal opinion ensuring legal risks are appropriately identified and resolved.
Manage all aspects of litigation portfolio of the organization (including review of statement of claim, defence and witness statement on oath).
Follow up on progress made by Retained External Solicitors in cases handled and obtain regular updates on court appearances and out of court settlements where applicable.
Review of contentious Claims files and advise the Company on the legal implications thereof.
Gives legal advice to staff to ensure the best legal approach is taken for business ventures. Advises them on matters of national law.
Assist all departments in review of legal matters including personnel /employee relations and customer relations as requested.
Promote strong relationships with partners and clients of the corporation. This could mean acting as a liaison between partners and work groups
Maintain good relationships with industry regulators.
Draft Company Policies and Procedures that are designed to ensure that the Company and its employees comply with required laws and regulations.
Take active involvement on driving and implementation of best practice procedures within the Company.
First Degree in Law (LLB) from a reputable institution and BL from the Nigerian Law School
Minimum of 7 years post-qualification experience as a Legal Practitioner (2 of which must be in a Law firm)
A higher Degree(s) or relevant professional qualification(s) will be an added advantage.
Knowledge of Laws especially emerging and new areas of Laws
Knowledge of the Insurance Act, NAICOM Act, Companies and Allied Matters Act amongst others
Knowledge of the Nigerian legal system
Legal document drafting knowledge
Skilled in reviewing and advising on statement of claim, defence and similar litigation documents
Communication skills (oral and written)
People Management skills
Good planning and organizational skills
Legal document keeping and maintenance.
Application Closing Date
18th June, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.