PRACTICE LEAD VACANCY AT A REPUTABLE LAW FIRM – XCELERATE SERVICES

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Xcelerate Services - Our client, a reputable Law Firm based in Ejigbo, Lagos State, that specialises in corporate and private property law, is recruiting suitable candidates to join its dynamic legal practice team in the position below:

Job Title: Practice Lead
Location: Ejigbo, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Reports: To the CEO and COO

Description
We require someone who resides (locally) at most 3 miles radius of Isolo, Lagos. Furthermore, it involves regular visits to various clients’ sites.
The primary purpose of this role will be to assist the CEO with the day to day running of the practice and management of clients’ portfolio.

Key Responsibilities
Practice Administration:
Regular visits to clients’ sites and to courts
Creating new client files and completing file opening procedures
Developing agreements & contracts, managing policies and communications with regards to the Practice
Perform Legal research, draft legal documents and follow up on court proceedings and filings
Maintaining office records relating to client’s portfolios, contracts with clients & vendors meetings, policies, procedures, regulations, budgets, tax, archives, and other documents
Managing client’s appointments, calls, attending to clients, office email and website
Processing documentations and contract approvals with external organisations
Ordering and managing stationery and other supplies required for day to day use in the office
Initiating and maintaining relationships with clients and vendors
Basic IT trouble shooting and liaising with IT vendors
Managing the office environment.
Legal Compliance:
Identifying relevant legislation/regulations that applies to the practice and ensuring compliance by implementing relevant policies and procedures appropriate to:

Documentation
Litigations
Human relations
Due diligence
Data protection
Health and safety
Legal services regulatory law
Practice certificate/document renewals.

Business Development:
Administering and compiling reports on clients’ feedback relating to client’s experience and marketing efforts
Developing a marketing plan with authorisation from the CEO
Performing administrative duties relating to marketing such as placing advertisements, drafting, and sending out newsletters and updates to the website and social media platforms.

Financial Administration:
The accounts administration of the law office including record-keeping, billing, banking duties, processing payments invoices & receipts
Keeping records and files of tax transactions relating to Withholding tax (WHT), Value Added Tax returns (VAT) and employee tax (PAYEE)
Working with accountants to provide documentation and information required for the purpose of completing annual accounts and returns.

Human Resource Management:
Supervising junior support staff
Keeping records relating to practice staff, training, and dealing with other employee matters
Liaising with recruitment agents, placing recruitment advertisements, reviewing job applications, and organising and attending interviews.
Other duties as required by the CEO

Requirements
Education:

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Law with a Diploma / Formal Training in Business Administration preferred.

Experience:

The Applicant for this position must have been a Lawyer duly called to Bar with a minimum of 3 (three) years post-call experience directly related to the set skills listed below. Experience in a law firm in any professional capacity preferred.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
This is a mid-level role, and the individual must be:

Analytical
Energetic, diligent, and resilient.
Honest and trustworthy
Agile, and committed to continuous improvement
Able to work both independently and with others.
Familiar with legal and business environments.
Excellent in time management, organization, and prioritization skills.
Excellent in researching, writing, and reporting skills.
Information technology (IT) savvy and skilled in Microsoft office
Strong in business development and marketing tactics
Knowledgeable in litigation and property law
Conversant with basic budgeting.

Salary
N50,000 - N100,000 monthly.

Application Closing Date
25th November, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV along with Cover Letter to: [email protected] and cc: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note: Cover Letter should include why you are suited for the role.