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Senior Legal Officer at the Workplace Centre Limited

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

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.

Role Specification

  • 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.

Required Competencies:

  • 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.

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