Legal Practice Lead at Akinsoji Richards & Associate

Akinsoji Richards & Associate is a reputable and dynamic legal firm in Lagos, Nigeria and it specialises in corporate and property law.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Practice Lead

Location: Ejigbo / Isolo, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The role is based in Ejigbo, Lagos state, and will require someone who resides (locally) at most 3 miles radius of Isolo, Lagos. Furthermore, it involves regular visits to various clients’ sites.
  • The primary purpose of this role will be to assist the CEO with the day-to-day running of the practice and management of clients’ portfolios.

Key Responsibilities
Practice Administration:

  • Regular visits to clients’ sites and to courts
  • Creating new client files and completing file opening procedures
  • Developing agreements & contracts, managing policies and communications with regards to the Practice
  • Perform Legal research, draft legal documents and follow up on court proceedings and filings
  • Maintaining office records relating to client’s portfolios, contracts with clients & vendors meetings, policies, procedures, regulations, budgets, tax, archives, and other documents
  • Managing client’s appointments, calls, attending to clients, office email, and website
  • Processing documentation and contract approvals with external organisations
  • Ordering and managing stationery and other supplies required for day to day use in the office
  • Initiating and maintaining relationships with clients and vendors
  • Basic IT troubleshooting and liaising with IT vendors
  • Managing the office environment.

Legal Compliance:
Identifying relevant legislation / regulations that applies to the practice and ensuring compliance by implementing relevant policies and procedures appropriate to:

  • Documentation
  • Litigations
  • Human relations
  • Due diligence
  • Data protection
  • Health and safety
  • Legal services regulatory law
  • Practice certificate / document renewals.

Business Development:

  • Administering and compiling reports on clients’ feedback relating to client’s experience and marketing efforts
  • Developing a marketing plan with authorisation from the CEO
  • Performing administrative duties relating to marketing such as placing advertisements, drafting, and sending out newsletters and updates to the website and social media platforms.

Financial Administration:

  • The accounts administration of the law office including record-keeping, billing, banking duties, processing payments invoices & receipts
  • Keeping records and files of tax transactions relating to Withholding tax (WHT), Value Added Tax returns (VAT), and employee tax (PAYEE)
  • Working with accountants to provide documentation and information required for the purpose of completing annual accounts and returns

Human Resource Administration:

  • Supervising junior support staff
  • Keeping records relating to practice staff, training, and dealing with other employee matters
  • Liaising with recruitment agents, placing recruitment advertisements, reviewing job applications, and organising and attending interviews.
  • Other duties as required by the CEO.

Experience

  • The Applicant for this position must have been a Lawyer duly called to Bar with a minimum of 3 (three) years post-call experience directly related to the set skills listed below.
  • Experience in a law firm in any professional capacity preferred.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
For this role, the individual must be:

  • Analytical
  • Energetic, diligent, and resilient.
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Agile, and committed to continuous improvement
  • Able to work both independently and with others.
  • Familiar with legal and business environments.
  • Excellent time management, organization, and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent in researching, writing, and reporting skills.
  • Information technology (IT) savvy and skilled in Microsoft office
  • Strong in business development and marketing tactics
  • Knowledgeable in litigation and property law
  • Conversant with basic budgeting.

Application Closing Date
23rd March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume along with a Cover Letter to: tayo@pmo2day.com and cc: xcelerateservices@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: The cover letter should include why you are suited for the role.

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