Jobs at Stresert Services Limited

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.

Litigation Counsel
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.

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.

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.

Method of Application

Qualified candidates should please forward CVs to:  using ‘LITIGATION’ as the subject of your application. Only experienced and qualified candidates will be shortlisted and invited for interviews.
Location: Lagos
Experience: 8 year(s)
Course of Study: Law
Required Grade: Not Specified