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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Gikera & Vadgama Advocates is among the leading legal firms in Africa. GVA has continued to expand in the African continent through our established strategic partners. GVA is truly the comprehensive law firm uniquely positioned to assist it’s clients achieve their ambitions in this competitive economy. GVA has its head office in Nairobi and branche...
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    Litigation Advocate - Mombasa

    Job Description

    Reports to: Head of Litigation/ Partners

    Direct Report: Court Clerks

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university
    • Post graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law
    • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya & possess a valid practicing license
    • 3-4 years post admission handling litigation matters
    • A track record of high performance and delivering on complex cases.
    • Outstanding technical skills combined with an aptitude for developing new and longstanding relationships.
    • Both High Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution experience.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Personal drive to deliver results within tight deadlines
    • A passion for developing people and excellent interpersonal skills
    • High integrity and professional accountability
    • Preferably a resident in Mombasa.

    Responsibilities

    • Attending Courts at all levels including tribunals across the country;
    • Conducting negotiations with a view to settling potentially litigious matters in the best interest of our client;
    • To effectively monitor the on-going litigation cases in the firm including adherence to the internal processes.
    • Working with our clients as a trusted legal advisor while advising and promptly updating clients on their cases and the developments of the law;
    • Developing client relationships and actively building on experiences that support our client needs;
    • Preparation of quality legal pleadings in line with client’s instructions and within the set timelines as well as observing and managing the processes;
    • Offering legally sound advice to Corporate bodies and individual clients in regard to various transactions or cases handled by the Firm
    • Advising clients competently and confidently on the technical aspects of a wide range of matters particularly in corporate and commercial disputes;
    • Research on diverse range of assigned issues, documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures;
    • Keep current on national requirements regarding the law and communicate issues and new statutory developments with the rest of the team
    • Ensure safe custody of the firms’ instruments and documents such as documents and suit papers and ensure confidentiality and privacy of all legal data of the business.
    • Leading and mentoring junior advocates

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    Head of Litigation Department

    Job Description

    Reports to: Managing Partner, Partners

    Direct Report: Litigation Advocates and Court Clerks

    The Role:

    You will be providing litigation services to clients of GVA by meeting GVA quality threshold and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks/conflicts of interests.

    Responsibilities:

    • To be familiar with and comply with the requirements of the GVA office & HR Manual, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard, GVA QMS Manual, GVA Values.
    • Creating and implementing strategic initiatives and effectively and efficiently managing the daily operations of the practice in the department to conform with applicable standards
    • Directing and managing work assignments, staffing and case distribution within the department
    • Supporting, mentoring, training and developing legal professionals and competencies in the department
    • Conduct and oversee orientation for new members of staff in their department
    • Communicating the needs and plans of the department to management and overseeing the resource allocation process for the practice group
    • Coordinating matters relating to marketing and client development for the department
    • Overseeing the associate and paralegal evaluation process
    • Continuously monitor and ensures the department meets performance targets and other key performance indicators
    • Ensuring appropriate processes are followed for management of conflicts and risk
    • Acceptance or rejection of instructions, including the discontinuation of matters
    • Overall responsibility for levels of service delivery in the department
    • Supervision of and providing guidance to the lawyers and members of staff in the litigation department.
    • Maintains smooth operations within the Firm and assures that decision processes are working in relation to client matters
    • Coordinates, Implements and monitors Client satisfaction Feedback systems within the departments and assist the Head of Marketing in conducting client satisfaction surveys. 
    • Provides guidance and assistance in handling difficult client communications, conflicts and other matters involving significant clients with the assistance of the Managing partner.
    • Provides regular reporting to the Managing Partner dealing with performance, meeting of targets, growth issues, management issues, and the implementation of business strategies including opportunities for improvement of the management system
    • Ensuring that the management system conforms to applicable standards and the processes are delivering their intended purpose.
    • Ensuring that the integrity of the management system is maintained when changes are planned and implemented.
    • Developing and executing a plan for identifying appropriate business opportunities in all applicable practice offerings with new and existing clients
    • Responding to requests for proposal, requests for qualifications and other requests to engage clients
    • Overseeing the implementation of a client satisfaction program throughout the client's representation
    • Building and maintaining relationships with industry leaders, associations and organizations in relevant and new markets
    • Schedules regular reports, meetings and other communication and provides policy and direction input with and to the Managing Partner, HR Manager and other direct professional staff reports.
    • Fosters respect and professionalism throughout the Firm.
    • Perform any responsibility delegated by the Partners / Managing Partner
    • Review and approve all Litigation pleadings and case strategies.
    • Manage correspondence with all litigation clients.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should send resumes sent to [email protected]

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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