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  • Litigation Advocate at Kabau & Associates Advocates

  • Posted on: 31 July, 2019 Deadline: 6 August, 2019
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  • Kabau & Associates Advocates provides a comprehensive range of legal services designed to meet clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. As one of the newest and innovative law firms in Kenya, we’re able to draw on a wide base of skills and expertise at all levels of experience and seniority to provide technically correct legal advice that makes business sense. Our commitment to strategically sound advice requires that Kabau & Associates Advocates’ practitioners clearly understand client needs in the context of the broader issues at stake. By balancing these dynamics, and by applying our legal expertise, we provide effective, appropriate and efficient advice to solve the challenges our clients face. And to help create opportunities that move their enterprises forward.

    Litigation Advocate

     

    Introduction.

    Specialists in all facets of business law, Kabau & Associates Advocates provides a comprehensive range of legal services designed to meet clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. As one of the newest and innovative law firms in Kenya, we’re able to draw on a wide base of skills and expertise at all levels of experience and seniority to provide technically correct legal advice that makes business sense. Our commitment to strategically sound advice requires that Kabau & Associates Advocates’ practitioners clearly understand client needs in the context of the broader issues at stake. By balancing these dynamics, and by applying our legal expertise, we provide effective, appropriate and efficient advice to solve the challenges our clients face. And to help create opportunities that move their enterprises forward.

    As part of our expansion plans, we are seeking for an experienced litigation advocate who will be tasked with managing all phases of litigation from the investigation, pleadings, and discovery through the pre-trial, trial, settlement, and appeal processes.

    Responsibilities

    • Drafting and reviewing of litigation documents including pleadings, notices, affidavits & correspondence;
    • Furnishing legal opinions and advice on any areas of the law arising in civil & commercial litigation
    • Consultations with clients and counsel
    • Reviewing new legislations
    • Attending court at the High Court and Magistrate’s Court
    • Conducting negotiations with a view to settling potentially litigious matters
    • Conducting the administration of an attorney’s practice, including file management and electronic time-keeping
    • Draw up contracts and other legal documents ensuring attention to detail
    • To be able to demonstrate that they are technically very able across a sufficiently wide area, able to work without significant supervision and have developed a strength and reputation in their work area.
    • To be able to show a track record of achieving their fee targets and time targets and that the targets are appropriate for their position and level of qualification.
    • To provide a high-quality legal service to all clients.
    • Offering advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues
    • Research on diverse range of assigned issues, documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures
    • Keeping up-to-date with changes in the law
    • Receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and deciding on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests.
    • To develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals
    • To be strategic and commercially aware and be fully familiar with the firm’s current strategy. Be able to have knowledgeable discussion about the market the firm operates in, the threats and opportunities the department faces and the future for the Department and their role in those plans.
    • Attract additional business from new and existing clients.
    • Proven track record of effectively delegating work to other members of the department and supervising the work effectively

     Qualifications / Qualities

    • LLB Degree from a recognized University with (second class upper division and above)
    • Must be an Advocate of the High court of Kenya with a current Practicing Certificate
    • Must have at least 1-year post work experience in a busy law firm
    • Must have hands on experience in interpretation & application of legal texts, statutes, rules & regulations
    • Ability to negotiate consensus amongst diverse groups and impact the activities of others not in own reporting structure.
    • Conceptual analytical thinking and decision-making skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience; competence in clear concise and tactful communication with senior management, clients, peers and team members.
    • Adaptability and flexibility to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change.

    Method of Application

    If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to ewanyoike@kabauadvocates.com before 6th August 2019. Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.

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