Senior Associate (Litigation) 7Yrs PCE Needed

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Senior Associate (Litigation) 7Yrs PCE Needed

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Job Description
A reputable commercial law firm located on the island is looking to recruit a litigation lawyer of at least 7 years' post-Call experience. Such an ideal candidate should possess a strong bias for commercial litigation. The lawyer will be responsible for the following:

Drafting, preparing and reviewing a variety of processes, pleadings, applications, appellate briefs, and adumbrating same at various courts of record.
Appearing and representing clients in commercial, financial, business litigation as well as other transactions before trial and appellate courts in Nigeria.
Leading witnesses and experts in examination, cross-examination and re-examination and arguing motions, briefs & other applications.
Consulting with clients, advising clients accordingly concerning their claims, liability, lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
Handling case management analysis & strategy in relation to claims which include but not limited to contractual disputes, receiverships, insolvency and corporate restructuring claims, professional negligence, intellectual property, financial fraud, debt recovery etc.
Engaging in pre-litigation or ADR settlement discussions to resolve client’ cases/matters in relation to commercial transactions.
Conducting pre-trial Activities which includes identifying potential witnesses, arranging for expert depositions, interviewing witnesses and other parties relevant to the case, and examining evidence that could be used as trial exhibits, taking witness statements, gathering documents.
Evaluating findings and developing arguments for the presentation of clients’ matters.
Drafting and reviewing legal opinions on the strength of client’s cases.
Negotiating suitable forms of dispute resolution mechanisms.
Managing and providing legal support to the firm in relation to all matters within the range of commercial transactions.
Ensuring that the department’s and firm’s performance goals are met and clients ultimately satisfied.
Assisting junior members of the litigation team in a supervisory capacity on more complex cases.
Working in conjunction with the Management Team to achieve department and firm’s objectives.

Skills & Competencies-
The ideal candidate must possess
The ability to work independently.
Experience handling litigation matters across the country and must be available to do so within short notice as the demands of the job necessitate.
Strong organizational skills
Effective time management
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Analytical mind and problem-solving skills
Interpersonal skills.


LLB Law degree, BL
At least 7 years post-Call experience engaging in core commercial litigation on behalf of banks, multinationals, oil companies, government agencies and companies in various sectors of the economy.
Experience appearing before all the Nigerian superior courts of record and in various parts of the country.
Experience leading teams of younger Associates on various litigation briefs.
Experience in general commercial law practice is an added advantage.

LLM is an advantage

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