11 Feb 2019

Stratostaff Job Vacancy : Finance Associate Advocate

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Our client, a leading law firm in Mombasa is looking to recruit for an Associate Advocate in the Commercial and Property Department.

Responsibilities

  • Giving personalized Legal services to a wide range of Corporate and Individual clientele in Banking, Finance and Real Estate.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Law from a recognized University.
  • Professional qualification – Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
  • 2 years’ post admission experience
  • A member of the Law Society of Kenya with a Current Practicing certificate

Job Specification

  • Undertaking client’s instructions by drawing relevant contracts and other various necessary legal documentation.
  • Undertaking client’s instructions by drawing relevant security documents as required by the lender.
  • Conducting due diligence at the relevant registries and company’s registry on behalf of clients interested in various projects.
  • Giving Clients sound legal opinions including unsolicited opinions in regard to matters under my care.
  • Organizing and arranging appropriate meetings with clients for the purpose of taking instructions.
  • Attending to clients for purposes of execution of the appropriate documents.
  • Providing company secretarial services to clients as required on the specific matters.
  • Liaising with other professionals and law firms in order to actualize clients’ instructions.
  • Ensuring all documents, correspondences and emails are properly filed in the server always and consistently updated in line with the firm’s policy
  • Advising and updating the Clients on all material developments in their matter on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring that all files under your care are neatly arranged and records promptly updated including emails and call logs; and
  • Attending to all status review meetings with the Supervisor at the Departmental level as scheduled and well prepared.
  • Timely attendance to Clients as follows:
    a) Attending to clients in the office promptly and well prepared
    b) Responding to emails within 12 hours of receipt;
    c) Responding to letters within 24 hours of receipt of instructions from the Supervisor; and responding to telephone messages within 2 hours of receipt of message.
  • Advising and circulating newsletters or e-alerts to Clients in respect of any new developments.
  • Advising and updating Clients in respect of any new developments in law or practice
  • Attending to Client meetings in time and well prepared.
  • Preparing periodic reports to Clients in line with the Client’s reporting calendar and ensuring that clients have received the same and scheduled meetings with the relevant partners.
  • Seeking periodic feedback from clients on whether they are satisfied with our services and discussing with the Partner areas of improvement.
  • Facilitating client trainings on new developments in law practice relevant to their areas of interests.
  • Billing/raising of fee notes by having a weekly updated statement of all outstanding fees and DRNs broken down on a client to client basis and with an aging analysis.
  • Collecting fees by preparing weekly/ monthly collection target list for follow up by Accounts Assistant.
  • Reviewing monthly billings and collections and ensuring that the set monthly targets are achieved.
  • Ensuring cost management on file to file basis in line with the Departmental targets.
  • Supervise and guide the pupils in the Company & Property Department.
  • Supervise and guide the legal assistants in the Company & Property Department.
  • Ensuring compliance with the set internal processes by the Pupils/Students under your supervision.
  • Conducting detailed research for review by the Advocate.
  • Attending and facilitating trainings with an objective of obtaining knowledge as per the training calendar.
  • Proper planning and time management.

Competencies

  • Good Negotiation skills.
  • High level of integrity, transparency and accountability.
  • Good Drafting skills essential.
  • Basic financial and general management knowledge.
  • A good grasp of the socio-economic environment.
  • Knowledge on emerging trends in Social, Economic and Political fields.
  • Presentable and professional at all times in appropriate dress code;
  • Good communication, problem-solving interpersonal and time management skills
  • Organization and supervision skills;

How to Apply

If you are qualified and up to the challenge send your Resume and Cover Letter to [email protected] by 15th February 2019. Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.






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