The position: Senior Manager Legal Services
Reporting to Head of Legal Services, the Senior Legal Manager, Legal Services is in charge of delivering quality and cost effective in-house legal services in the interest of all stakeholders.
To support the business in containing Legal costs
To give legal guidance to Head Office Units and branches to facilitate decision-making
To liaise with external lawyers and Bailiffs to take conduct of court cases involving the Bank
To create legal awareness
Advise, train and visit branches in order to create legal awareness and increase customer satisfaction
Prepare periodic reports on litigation status in order to monitor performance & minimize risks
Peruse and draw contracts, agreements and other legal documents involving the Bank and ensure Bank`s interests are adequately protected.
Ensuring that legal procedures are followed and operations are within legal regulations
Advise the Bank existing/potential laws on issues affecting the bank
Provide appropriate guidance to the Bank on cases that are not cost effective to continue pursuing
Meetings with lawyers and watching briefs in court and negotiate legal fees with lawyers to give rebates for their services before giving instructions that will commit the Bank to huge financial commitments in terms of legal fees.
Create legal awareness throughout the business through training and/or visits to branches
Bachelor’s Degree/LLB or related field is a must; Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or Masters’ degree/LLM will be an added advantage.
At least 5 years’ experience, 3 years in Legal Practice for Financial institution, 1year in Legal Practice in general and 2 years in Leadership role.
Application Deadline : 7th November 2017