Legal Associate (Commercial & Litigation)

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Duties/Responsibilities
1.    Carrying out the negotiation, drafting and review of commercial contracts and ensuring they are duly executed;
2.    Conduct due diligence on conveyancing transactions, prepare agreements for sale, completion documents (where necessary) and ensure proper registration of documents;
3.    Draft legal opinions and maintain the database;
4.    Conduct legal research on various areas of law as may be assigned by the Partners;
5.    Oversee filing and maintenance of intellectual property applications and registrations;
6.    Assist with due diligence and other intellectual property issues related to contracts, agreements and other transactional matters;
7.    Effect the legal formation of entities including organizational documents and take further action as required by law;
8.    Provide legal advice on commercial and corporate transactions; and
9.    Ability to prepare security documents and ensure they are properly executed and properly registered.
Litigation
10.    Participate in initial client interview and obtain all relevant information and documentation;
11.    Conduct legal research relating to pleading and motion preparation;
12.    Ability to negotiate settlements for clients and draft settlement agreements;
13.    Attend and conduct hearings at all levels of the court structure;
14.    Draft legal opinions and maintain legal opinion database;
15.    Updating clients on their matters on a timely basis;


Requirement

1. Must have a diploma from Kenya School Law

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