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Legal & Paralegal
Jobs | Legal & Paralegal

Legal Officer (JB1235)
Durban
Market Related

Job Description:
The Legal Officer supports and reports to the Group Legal Advisor and Company Secretary. S/he will be tasked with managing the organizations casework and legal matters. The Legal Officer is expected to contribute effectively to the achievement of organizational goals and objectives by providing and overseeing the Company’s function of case review and legal matters. The Legal Officer will also be expected to contribute significantly to broader organizational objectives based on their involvement and responsibilities for policy/procedural review, continuous improvement, research & development and stakeholder focus. The Legal Officer should have a strong commercial, corporate, contracts and legal litigation background. Should be able to with unsupervised and ensure a failsafe system of follow ups on matters, diary maintenance and reminders to the Group Legal Advisor on issues that effect the legal department and the Company as a whole. Strong administrative and managerial skills are required. Attention to deadlines and timelines timeously is ESSENTIAL. Must be able to produce monthly status reports on every matter within their portfolio. This is a key performance indicator.

At an operational level the key purpose and function of this role is to:
• Develop and manage the Company’s legal assistance and casework;
• Undertake legal research in relation to allocated projects;
• Undertake any other duties in support of the Head of Legal, as required.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Litigation in High Court and Magitrate’s Court. A strong skillset is required.
• Ensuring the development of systems and processes to ensure effective handling of the legal casework and other legal matters
• Ensure the appropriate procedures, controls and structures are in place for the effective, efficient management of casework and monitor their outputs and outcomes.
• Project work – undertake and manage legal research and produce recommendations to the Company for legislative change.
• Drafting of pleadings
• Assisting with and attending Court/Labour Court/CCMA hearings
• Liaising with Counsel
• Negotiating best deals/settlements
• Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity and maintain professional standards throughout the Legal Division.
• Provide effective, timely advice and information to the Head of Legal and Company
• Undertake any other duties on behalf of the Company as assigned by the Head of Legal.
• Assist where necessary with governance, Compliance, Risk and Company Secretarial Assistance
• Attending to correspondences, emails
• Drafting agreements, internal leases, contracts
• Diary management of case and legal matters
• Attending to keeping the attorney / office updated with the court dates
• Attending to the request of correspondent attorneys/advocates monthly fees;
• Keeping a record of all lease agreements
• Typing up of own documents and pleadings
• Fastidious about meeting deadlines and following up on current files.
• Able to work independently without supervision but knows when to seek supervision or guidance.
• Able to assist with expansion programme into Africa and internationally –research and compiling reports.
• Must be up to date on all current matters and also able to provide a review at short notice.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• LLB Degree or equivalent
• Admitted as an attorney
• Minimum of 3 – 5 years post-admission experience in a legal environment.
• Experience in company secretarial duties and regulatory compliance an advantage
• Litigation experience essential. Must be able to draft pleadings, notices, documents without supervision.
o Commercial Litigation experience is essential.
o Experience in Property highly advantageous

Jobs | Legal & Paralegal

Senior Legal Advisor (JB1308)
Kempton Park
R60 000 – R75 000 CTC per Month

International freight forwarding and logistics company seeks the expertise of a seasoned Corporate Legal Advisor.
Reporting to the Legal Manager, you will be responsible for various sites and operations throughout South Africa.

Requirements:
Completed LLB or similar degree
Admitted attorney
3+ years’ experience as a Legal Advisor within the Corporate sector
Knowledge and experience of compliance and POPIA
Having dealt with legal matters into Sub-Saharan Africa will be an advantage
Previous experience having worked within a Logistics entity will be an advantage

Responsibilities:
Draft; negotiate and review contracts and tenders
Highlight all important risks to Country Managers (and any other relevant parties) to make an informed decision concerning contractual risks, key provisions and contract durations through proper documented sign-off by relevant parties
Ensure safe keeping of all legal documents and maintain an accurate and comprehensive register thereof
Assist Board of Directors with company secretarial functions
Ensure all litigation matters are properly and timely reported, managed and closed out
Support the various business units with claims for cargo damage or loss
Provide sound legal advice to various business units
Ensure that the company is in full adherence/ compliance to all relevant local laws & regulations

Please email CV to recruit@itkontak.co.za and quote JB1308 in the subject line

Jobs | Legal & Paralegal | Work Wanted

Legal Officer (JB1235)
Durban
Market Related

Job Description:
The Legal Officer supports and reports to the Group Legal Advisor and Company Secretary. S/he will be tasked with managing the organizations casework and legal matters. The Legal Officer is expected to contribute effectively to the achievement of organizational goals and objectives by providing and overseeing the Company’s function of case review and legal matters. The Legal Officer will also be expected to contribute significantly to broader organizational objectives based on their involvement and responsibilities for policy/procedural review, continuous improvement, research & development, and stakeholder focus. The Legal Officer should have a strong commercial, corporate, contracts and legal litigation background. Should be able to with unsupervised and ensure a failsafe system of follow ups on matters, diary maintenance and reminders to the Group Legal Advisor on issues that affect the legal department and the Company as a whole. Strong administrative and managerial skills are required. Must be able to produce monthly status reports on every matter within their portfolio. This is a key performance indicator.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
LLB Degree or equivalent
Admitted as an attorney
Minimum of 3 – 5 years post-admission experience in a legal environment.
Experience in company secretarial duties and regulatory compliance an advantage
Litigation experience essential. Must be able to draft pleadings, notices, documents without supervision.
Commercial Litigation experience is essential.
Experience in Property highly advantageous

At an operational level the key purpose and function of this role is to:
Develop and manage the Company’s legal assistance and casework.
Undertake legal research in relation to allocated projects.
Undertake any other duties in support of the Head of Legal, as required.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Litigation in High Court and Magistrate’s Court. A strong skillset is required.
Ensuring the development of systems and processes to ensure effective handling of the legal casework and other legal matters
Ensure the appropriate procedures, controls and structures are in place for the effective, efficient management of casework and monitor their outputs and outcomes.
Project work – undertake and manage legal research and produce recommendations to the Company for legislative change.
Drafting of pleadings
Assisting with and attending Court/Labour Court/CCMA hearings
Liaising with Counsel
Negotiating best deals/settlements
Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity and maintain professional standards throughout the Legal Division.
Provide effective, timely advice and information to the Head of Legal and Company
Undertake any other duties on behalf of the Company as assigned by the Head of Legal.
Assist where necessary with governance, Compliance, Risk and Company Secretarial Assistance
Attending to correspondences, emails
Drafting agreements, internal leases, contracts
Diary management of case and legal matters
Attending to keeping the attorney / office updated with the court dates
Attending to the request of correspondent attorneys/advocates monthly fees.
Keeping a record of all lease agreements
Typing up of own documents and pleadings
Fastidious about meeting deadlines and following up on current files.
Able to work independently without supervision but knows when to seek supervision or guidance.
Able to assist with expansion programme into Africa and internationally –research and compiling reports.
Must be up to date on all current matters and able to provide a review at short notice.

Please email CV to recruit@itkontak.co.za and quote JB1235 in the subject line

Jobs | Legal & Paralegal

Legal Officer (JB1235)
Durban
Market Related

Job Description:
The Legal Officer supports and reports to the Group Legal Advisor and Company Secretary. S/he will be tasked with managing the organizations casework and legal matters. The Legal Officer is expected to contribute effectively to the achievement of organizational goals and objectives by providing and overseeing the Company’s function of case review and legal matters. The Legal Officer will also be expected to contribute significantly to broader organizational objectives based on their involvement and responsibilities for policy/procedural review, continuous improvement, research & development, and stakeholder focus. The Legal Officer should have a strong commercial, corporate, contracts and legal litigation background. Should be able to with unsupervised and ensure a failsafe system of follow ups on matters, diary maintenance and reminders to the Group Legal Advisor on issues that affect the legal department and the Company as a whole. Strong administrative and managerial skills are required. Must be able to produce monthly status reports on every matter within their portfolio. This is a key performance indicator.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

LLB Degree or equivalent
Admitted as an attorney
Minimum of 3 – 5 years post-admission experience in a legal environment.
Experience in company secretarial duties and regulatory compliance an advantage
Litigation experience essential. Must be able to draft pleadings, notices, documents without supervision.
Commercial Litigation experience is essential.
Experience in Property highly advantageous

At an operational level the key purpose and function of this role is to:
Develop and manage the Company’s legal assistance and casework.
Undertake legal research in relation to allocated projects.
Undertake any other duties in support of the Head of Legal, as required.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Litigation in High Court and Magistrate’s Court. A strong skillset is required.
Ensuring the development of systems and processes to ensure effective handling of the legal casework and other legal matters
Ensure the appropriate procedures, controls and structures are in place for the effective, efficient management of casework and monitor their outputs and outcomes.
Project work – undertake and manage legal research and produce recommendations to the Company for legislative change.
Drafting of pleadings
Assisting with and attending Court/Labour Court/CCMA hearings
Liaising with Counsel
Negotiating best deals/settlements
Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity and maintain professional standards throughout the Legal Division.
Provide effective, timely advice and information to the Head of Legal and Company
Undertake any other duties on behalf of the Company as assigned by the Head of Legal.
Assist where necessary with governance, Compliance, Risk and Company Secretarial Assistance
Attending to correspondences, emails
Drafting agreements, internal leases, contracts
Diary management of case and legal matters
Attending to keeping the attorney / office updated with the court dates
Attending to the request of correspondent attorneys/advocates monthly fees.
Keeping a record of all lease agreements
Typing up of own documents and pleadings
Fastidious about meeting deadlines and following up on current files.
Able to work independently without supervision but knows when to seek supervision or guidance.
Able to assist with expansion programme into Africa and internationally –research and compiling reports.
Must be up to date on all current matters and able to provide a review at short notice.

Please email CV to recruit@itkontak.co.za and quote JB1235 in the subject line

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