Client in the banking industry is seeking the services of a LEGAL OFFICER to effectively support the functions and services of the Litigation portfolio in the Legal Division whilst appropriately identifying and mitigating related risks for the Bank. Also providing extensive legal support, including managing of litigation by/against the Bank, liquidations, sequestrations and business rescue proceedings as and when required
Main job function
Review & compilation of Legal handovers and liaison with Bank’s panel attorneys and client’s in respect of litigious matters.
Undertaking of extensive legal research and providing legal opinions and advises on various aspects of the law to proactively identify, assess and manage legal risk.
Providing timeous, professional advice and solutions in respect of legal matters to panel attorneys and clients while ensuring mitigation of risk to the Bank.
Drafting and reviewing legal documents, including Affidavits, Acknowledgment of Debts, Settlement agreements and other related legal documentation to adequately manage legal risks.
Understanding and management of Legalsuite software system and legal schedules.
Co-ordinates sale and disposal of assets, attendance at sales in execution and manage transfer of assets to the Bank in PIP (properties in possession) matters.
Liaison with liquidators/trustees/agents/business rescue practitioners in respect of liquidations, sequestrations, repossessions, business rescue proceedings.
Addressing of subpoenas served on the Bank while liaising with Branch and Investigating Officers to ensure appropriate responses are provided.
Draft, review / update various reports and proposals for submission to internal committees including ECC, SSB and BCC.
Actively manage audit queries in respect of litigious matters.
Suitable law degree is required – admitted attorney
A minimum of 3 years within an established legal practice or corporate environment.
Right of appearance in both the Magistrates court and High court would be advantageous.
Understanding of Shariah Law
Microsoft: Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Adobe
Knowledge and Understanding of Magistrate’s & High Court processes
Good interpersonal skills
Good organization and administrative skills, excellent drafting capabilities
Ability to work under pressure and time line driven
Professional, trustworthy, efficient and able to take the initiative
Strong work ethics
Meticulous research abilities, report writing skills
Consistent professional attitude and demeanor
Integrity and confidentiality maintained at all times
A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.