Legal Counsel Vacancy in a Lagos State Law Firm

Bradfield Consulting Limited - Our client, a reputable Lagos State Law firm situated in is looking for an experienced, suitably qualified candidate to provide legal advice to clients in the position below:

Job Title: Legal Counsel
Job Descriptions
  • Litigation
  • Legal Advice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademark
  • The legal Counsel Represent clients in litigations and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, and manage or advise clients on legal transactions. 
  • Drafting and reviewing of Agreement
  • Court Appearance
  • Legal Research
Key Tasks and Responsibilities 
  • Conduct legal research and gathering of evidence to formulate defence or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.
  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
  • Draft agreements that minimize risks and maximize legal rights
  • Working in a team, sometimes referring cases to the head of department;
  • Supervising and delegating work to trainee solicitors, paralegals and legal secretaries as appropriate;
  • Issuing of engagement letters to clients;
  • Ensuring prompt approval of draft/work submitted;
  • Mastering case file and contributing to court presentation;
  • Ensuring case files are neatly ordered;
  • Ensuring filing of all processes and letters received;
  • Supervising processing of record of proceeding/court orders; 
  • Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers.
  • Drafting documents, letters and contracts tailored to the client’s individual needs;
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
  • Prepare and draft legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Broad, overview experience in intellectual property law, including patent law, licensing of IP rights and IP due diligence.
  • Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify bases for legal proceedings.
  • Perform administrative, Secretarial and management functions related to the practice of law.
  • Negotiating with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives;
  • Meeting and interviewing clients to establish the firm's suitability to provide the necessary advice and services, based on the firm’s specialism and likely cost;
  • Perform other duties as required.
Skills and Competencies
The candidate must demonstrate: 

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Reading and Writing skills
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Customer/Client Focus.
  • Collaboration Skills. 
  • Analytical Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Feedback &Reporting skills
Education and Experience 
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) degree from a recognised University.
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) degree from Law School.
  • Supervision and have a sound understanding and awareness of litigation processes and the application of civil procedure rules (essential)
  • Sound staff management experience (desirable)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) will be an added advantage 
  • LL.M degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 4 years post-law school required.
  • Have experience in conducting and managing litigation confidently with limited

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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