Fidelis Oditah & Co

Lawyer

Legal Services

Nigeria - Lagos | Full Time | NGN Confidential


Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Communicating with clients to learn about their legal needs and concerns and providing them with advice.
  • Developing strategies to resolve cases favourably and cost-effectively for clients.
  • Explaining legal options to clients and bringing possible outcomes or threats to their attention.
  • Building relationships with clients based on trust.
  • Developing arguments and representing clients in criminal and civil legal proceedings.
  • Preparing legal documents, such as contracts, dispositions, and pleadings, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Staying informed about current legislation, especially concerning legal specialities.
  • Finding ethical solutions to legal matters.

Requirements: 

  • High-quality experience mainly in commercial transactions and dispute  resolution. 
  • A good Second Class degree in Law obtained from a reputable institution 
  • Must have between 8 and 20 years of experience in commercial law and/or  dispute resolution.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner 
  • Excellent research skills 
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail 
  • Good client relationship/interpersonal skills 
  • A proactive approach to risk management and problem-solving 
  • Ability to work confidently, independently and interact at all levels of the  organisation 
  • Good Microsoft Office skills 
  • Experience in commercial transactions  
  • Team and goal oriented attitude 
  • Relevant postgraduate degrees/professional qualifications and/or  experience in international markets would be an advantage 
  • Must have litigation experience both at the High court and at the Appellate courts 
  • Team and goal oriented attitude 

Remuneration 

  • A highly competitive package for the right candidate. 

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