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 Company: Hamilton Lloyd and associates
 Location: Lagos
Job summary:
  • The role of a litigation lawyer will come with active hands-on experience in cases done in various state and federal trial courts, including specialized courts, tribunals and appellate courts across Nigeria.
  • He /she is expected to be comfortable in the areas of constitutional, commercial, shipping and aviation, oil and gas, trade, labor and industrial disputes etc.
  •  Litigation is the resolution of disputes falling in the corporate and commercial sectors, such as banking transactions, civil fraud, corporate governance, asset and venture capital projects, financial services regulation, mergers and acquisitions, share capital re-organizations and professional negligence.

Key accountabilities:

  • The candidate would be part of drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements
  • He /she would be actively involved in dispute resolution for companies, from both a commercial and legal perspective
  • Will consult with and advise clients; retain expert witnesses; attend pre-trial conferences and develop a trial strategy based on the facts and evidence. Will also conduct pre-trial depositions of experts and key witnesses; prepare demonstrative to be used as trial exhibits; and draft and argue pre-trial motions.
  • Will collaborate with experts and clients to craft a trial theme, identify strengths and weaknesses in a case; develop persuasive arguments; prepare witnesses for testimony and draft and argue trial motions.
  • The candidate will be expected to present opening and closing statements, examine and cross-examine witnesses and craft a persuasive story for the fact-finder (judge or jury) through testimony and evidence. Litigation attorneys also prepare jury instructions and conduct post-trial interviews of the jury.
  • If a case is settled out of court, candidate should be able to engage in negotiations with opposing parties; participate in mediations and settlement conferences with the parties and the judge; and create settlement brochures, agreements, releases and other settlement materials.
  • Candidate would be part of the initial case investigation/assessment
  • He / she will be in charge of drafting pleas and motions on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant.
  • As part of his responsibilities, candidate will be part of depositions and interrogations. Candidate would also draft and argue discovery-related motions including motions to compel, protective orders and summary judgment motions.
  • Candidate should be able to draft post-trial motions; identify and preserve issues for appeal; develop appellate strategies; gather evidence for the appellate record; research procedural issues; draft appellate documents; and present oral arguments before appellate courts. If the case is particularly significant or complex, litigators may retain the assistance of attorneys who specialize in appellate practice.
  • Any other responsibility as assigned by the Partners.

Degree and Qualifications/ Skills required

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience post call to bar.
  • Candidate should have worked in an SAN firm consistently after NYSC.
  • Excellent mastery of oral and written English.
  • Candidate should be able to work under pressure.
  • Candidate should be able to work with no supervision.
  • Attention to detail is a definite requirement.
  • Candidate should have continuous experience in litigation.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A second-class upper degree would be acceptable but a Masters degree is an added advantage


Company: Hamilton Lloyd and associates

Location: Lagos

Job summary: The Commercial Lawyer will provide corporate support and handle all complex legal matters and projects. He/she will deal with issues pertaining to business transactions, wide range of commercial matters and agreements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Providing clear and concise legal advice and support to the client, having regard to the client’s business objectives, and delivering practical, creative and commercial solutions and value within budget and time constraints, whilst ensuring that risks are understood and mitigated.
  • Taking instructions from the client and advising on the law and legal issues.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements and other legal documents tailored to the client’s needs.
  • Attending meetings and negotiations as legal adviser with opposing parties.
  • Ensuring, as far as possible, that the client’s governance processes are observed as regards commercial matters with which the commercial solicitor deals.
  • Assisting with the resolution of disputes concerning commercial contracts.
  • Monitoring the suitability of the client’s contract precedents, processes and procedures and amending them and providing training as necessary.
  • Identifying ways to add value and improve internal efficiencies, including process improvements.
  • Supervising and delegating work to paralegals and support staff as appropriate.
  • Liaising with professionals and other operatives in both the client’s business and externally.
  • Keeping up to date with all relevant legal, legislative, regulatory and industry developments relevant to the legal specialism, informing and updating the team, and providing proactive updates to facilitate the client’s operational activities.
  • Designing and delivering commercial law training to the client’s business and management teams.
  • Undertaking a range of continuing professional development (CPD) activities ensuring efficient knowledge transfer across the legal team.
  • Complying with all service level agreements and KPIs, including accurately recording time and meeting reporting obligations.
  • Obtaining regular client feedback.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary.

Person Specification

  • Education: LLB and BL
  • Experience: 8 -10 years’ experience
  • Expertise in commercial contracts and agreements.

  • Proactive and forward thinking, with good initiative.
  • Organized and good at managing time effectively, using appropriate systems and processes.
  • Use of appropriate, professional and client-friendly language.
  • Ability to work alone with confidence and self-discipline, taking ownership of tasks and able to demonstrate sound judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to learn a complicated and dynamic business, understand the client, its customers and the regulatory regime in which the business operates and proactively advise on a combination of legal and business issues.
  • Ability to absorb and manage high volumes of information and follow methodical, structured and logical approach.
  • Accurate and timely time recording and financial management of case load.
  • Flexible working attitude, adaptability to workload and deadlines.
  • Good relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills and highly team-oriented.
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Wide range of appropriate IT skills.
  • Ability to research and analyze complex data and information
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications and CV’s to: kindly make the subject of the mail the job title

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted.

 Application Deadline: 25th September, 2017.

Location: Abuja
Specialization: Legal
Job Type: Full-Time
Preferred Years of Experience:  10 - 15 years
Salary: ₦150,000.00 ₦180,000.00 per month
Application Deadline: 4 weeks from now
A consulting firm seeks qualified candidates to fill this role
  • Handle Client's Brief
  • Supervision of Junior Lawyers
  • Handle General Administration of the Firm Requirements:
  • LLB, BL with APPELLATE COURT Experience
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and multi-tasking
  • Team Leader and Excellent Team Player
  • 10 - 15 years experience

     Company: DCSL Corporate Services Limited

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full-Time
Application Deadline: Tomorrow
Job Description:

The successful Candidate will:
  • Draft and review legal documents including legal opinions, company searches, briefs of argument
  • Process and prepare legal advice and legal agreements
  • Draft and review Legal documents and Agreements
  • Attending court sessions as required
  • Keep track of amendments to applicable legislation and regulations
    Job Requirements
  • An LLB from an accredited university and B.L. from the Nigerian Law School
  • A minimum of 5 years’ commercial practice experience
  • Excellent analytical and observation skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Legal regulatory and compliance experience
  • Must possess excellent legal drafting and document review skills
  • Ability to provide sound and well researched advice on legal and regulatory compliance matters
  • Excellent communication (both written and oral), interpersonal, negotiation and organizational skills
  •  Excellent negotiation, team building and presentation skills.

  • IN-HOUSE LAWYER                                                                                             Location: Lagos                                                                                                    Job Description:

  • The role of the in-house Lawyer is to provide legal advice, support in a proactive, timely, cost-effective and professional manner.
  • Identify future and impending risks the client, appropriately draft documents while at all times adhering professional standards, legal obligations and client expectations.
  • This position will support the corporate team in the Lagos office
  • 2-5 years experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Good administrative skills and able to multitask.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good Research skills.
  • A law degree (LLB), Law School degree (BL).
    Offer comes with a highly competitive salary with very attractive benefits

  • Shall undertake and advice the Management on all legal matters.
  • Shall represent the company in cases of litigation in any court of Law in Nigeria.
  • Draft all Agreements on behalf of the company.
  • Verifies claims of breach of contract as the case may arise.
  • Shall study all matters referred to him by the Management and proffer legal advice accordingly
  • In the case of unlawful arrest and detention of staff especially Drivers/ Conductors by the police and others enforcement agencies, he shall attempt to secure their release and/or bail.
  • Vets all documents of immoveable properties before purchase.
  • Shall be a party to negotiation between the Company and other parties in case of disagreement.
  • Shall assist in debt recovery for the Company.
  • Any other duty signed to him by the Management.
  • Shall organize and coordinate the activities and meetings of the Board.
  • At least 10 years experience with strong Administrative Management experience

  • The successful candidates will report directly to the Managing Director and would be responsible for providing legal assistance with respect to various fillings and documentation of the firm.
  • Structure, draft and vet complex commercial/property agreements and other legal documents.
  • Provide assistance to the Managing Partner in analyzing, responding and sending out communications to clients (property managers).
  • Manage the daily administration of the Managing Partner’s Office.
  • Manage sensitive matters and information.
  • Coordinate internal and external correspondence and communication relating to all business interests.
  • Coordinate the development of periodic activity reports relating to all projects and business interests and bring them to the Managing Partner’s attention.
  • Develop and maintain an efficient documentation and filing process.
  • Ensure availability of resource requirements and work tools.
  • Devise and maintain office systems, including data management and filing.
  • Maintain Managing Partner schedules, organize and attend meetings, etc.
Qualification and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (ideal candidate must already be called to the Nigerian Bar).
  • 2-3 work experience in legal practice.
  • Experience in property and real estate law will be an added advantage.
  • Candidate must reside on the Island

  Education and Qualifications
  • LLB

  • Should have minimum 1-year experience 
 Key Skills and Abilities:
  • Analytical and communication skills. 
  • Paying attention to details
  • Impressive organizational skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Great communications skills
  • Affinity for problem solving skills
 Reporting line:
  • Reports to the Head of Chambers (HOC

Location: Lagos
Job description: The ideal candidate will work in the commercial and intellectual property unit and will be a team player as well as meet individual job targets. They will prepare agreements and negotiate contracts, involve in property transactions, commercial transactions, Intellectual property matters and interface with Regulatory Authorities.  
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Minimum of degree in Law (LLB) and Barrister in Law (BL);
  • Minimum of consistent 3 years post-Nysc experience in a commercial law firm with verifiable work references;
  • Must possess good drafting and communication skills;
  • Must be diligent and possess good ethical conduct.
  • Must currently work and live in Lagos State

  • Candidate must possess a degree in Law from a recognized University and must be legally qualified to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria. 
  • Must have completed the compulsory National Youth Service Corps scheme (NYSC).


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