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Snr Legal Advisor/Officer - Commercial (JB4265)

Pinetown, Kwa Zulu Natal · Legal
Senior Legal Advisor/Officer - Commercial (JB4265)
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The Legal Officer should have a strong commercial, corporate, contracts and legal litigation background. The Legal Officer should be to with unsupervised and ensure fail safe systems to follow up on matters. Daily maintenance and reminder to Legal Head on issues that affect the department and organization. The Legal Officer will manage casework and legal matters and will overseeing case review and legal matters. The Legal Officer will contribute to objectives based on involvement in policy and procedural review, continuous improvement, research, and development etc.
Educational requirements for Legal Officer:
LLB Degree or equivalent
Admitted attorney
Experience within a commercial environment/corporate is essential

3-5 years post admission experience within a legal environment
Experience in company secretarial duties and regulatory compliance
Litigation experience essential
Drafting of pleadings, notices, documents without supervisor
Duties and responsibilities of Legal Officer:
Strong administrative and managerial skills
Attention to deadlines and timelines
Produce monthly status reports on all matters within portfolio
Developer and manage legal assistance and casework
Undertake legal research in relation to allocated projects
Litigation in high court and magistrate’s court
Drafting of pleadings
Attending court/labour court/CCMA hearings
Liaising with counsel
Negotiating best deals/settlements
Assist with governance, compliance, risk
Drafting agreements, internal leases, contracts
Diary management of case and legal matters
Keeping attorney/office updated on court dates
Keeping records of all lease agreements
Typing documentation and pleadings


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