Lawyer in Lagos, Nigeria


Legal Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

The responsibilities of the role includes but not limited to the following:

  • Meeting and interviewing clients to establish the firm's suitability to provide the necessary advice and services, based on the firm's specialism and likely cost;
  • Taking a client's instructions;
  • Advising a client on the law and legal issues relating to their case;
  • Drafting documents, letters and contracts tailored to the client's individual needs;
  • Negotiating with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives;
  • Researching and analyzing documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedure;
  • Supervising the implementation of agreements;
  • Coordinating the work of all parties involved;
  • Corresponding with clients and opposing solicitors;
  • Attending meetings and negotiations with opposing parties;
  • Acting on behalf of clients in disputes and representing them in court, if necessary;
  • Instructing barristers or specialist advocates to appear in court for the client in complex disputes;
  • Preparing papers for court;
  • Working in a team, sometimes referring cases to the head of department;
  • Supervising and delegating work to trainee solicitors, paralegals and legal secretaries as appropriate;
  • Arranging and attending further client meetings where necessary to progress with the case and finalize documentation;
  • Checking all documentation prior to signing and implementing;
  • Calculating claims for damages, compensation, maintenance, etc;
  • Administrative duties, e.g. completing time sheets so that charges for work can be calculated and billing clients for work done on their behalf;
  • Taking referrals from other firms of solicitors when a conflict of interest arises or if they have no specialist practitioner available;
  • Keeping up to date with changes and developments in the law by reading journals and law reports.



  • Analytical ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Logical reasoning
  • Persuasiveness
  • Sound judgment
  • Writing ability

Skills and Qualification:

  • Must be able to move non-contentious applications
  • Legal Practitioner with at least 5 years post call experience
  • Must be conversant with litigation, commercial and corporate law.
  • Must have good advocacy skill
  • Research skill
  • Drafting of court processes.



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