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Job Title: Litigation Counsel

Company: Stresert Services Limited

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Field: Legal

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Stresert Services Limited – One of the leading legal practitioners and arbitrators in the Nigerian legal sector is looking to hire a Senior Litigation Counsel immediately.

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Job Summary:

To contribute to the smooth and efficient conduct of litigation and outside counsel including coordinating and directing case strategy, discovery, drafting/editing pleadings and interviewing and preparing witnesses and negotiations.

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Description of Duties: – All administrative tasks required for the post. – Drafting applications to the Courts and having conduct of the case through to judgment being obtained. – Dealing with any matters concerning the enforcement of judgments. – Clarifying with client officers any difficult areas and dealing with and responding to any defences and/or counter claims lodged. – Drafting summonses, complaints and indictments in connection with prosecutions by the Council – Attending the Court and other Tribunals and advocating on behalf of the Council in litigation actions. – Providing litigation support to the solicitors in the Litigation Team, including without limitation, preparing witness statements, dealing with discovery and attending court with Counsel. – Deal with enquiries from solicitors and other external agencies and advice the client of the next step accordingly. – Negotiating and drafting Consent Orders, directions with the Defendants (or their representatives) and presenting such documentation before the Court as required. – Attending possession action hearings, negotiating with representatives and preparing and advising of witnesses prior to hearings. – Attending Defendants’ applications to set aside Judgments and suspended Warrants of Possession. – Responsible for maintaining the central register of Judgments and Charging Orders and dealing with related enquiries, applications and cancellations. – Responsible for the preparation of documentation and conduct of emergency injunction proceedings on behalf of the Local Authority in accordance with any relevant legislation. – Any other duties relevant for the work of the Section as determined by the post holder’s line manager.

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Desired Skills: – Candidate must be a graduate of Law with minimum of 8 – 10 years at the Bar – Active litigation Arbitration experience – Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. – Ability to write, and speak English fluently – The ideal candidate must be organized and pay attention to detail. Small errors or omissions can lose or derail a case. – Excellent writing skills with little or no review needed. – The candidate needs to be able to work with a variety of people and have coping skills to handle difficult personalities, ranging from co workers to clients. – The litigation applicant must have knowledge of the court systems and how they work. – Experience working in drafting motions, briefs and preparing for trials is necessary.

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