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Senior Legal Officer - Litigation

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

To manage the Corporation’s litigation portfolio and ensure appropriate action is taken.


Academic/Professional Qualification

  • A Bachelors degree (Hons) in Law (LLB);
  • Post graduate diploma in legal practice;
  • Enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda and in possession of a valid practicing certificate;
  • At least five years’ experience in court litigation gained from a busy law firm or corporate organisation handling litigation in-house.


How to apply
The applications should be accompanied with current CV Clearly stating current position, photocopies of academic certificates, and testimonials and complete addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees and their e-mail addresses.

Responsibilities

Prosecute/ defend cases on behalf of the Corporation;

  1. Carry out required action in accordance with instructions and court time lines. This may include; investigating and gathering evidence, procuring the attendance of witnesses, review of pleadings, submitting an opinion to Management on the case; etc.
  2. Monitor the progress of court cases ensuring that cases are fast tracked for closure in the required timelines;
  3. Lead the drafting and review of contracts and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the Corporation and third party service providers’ especially legal service providers.
  4. Manage the Corporation’s external lawyers, review performance of services offered to the Corporation and monitor compliance of Service Level Agreements with the lawyers;
  5. Ensure all reports, and case monitoring tools are updated accurately on a timely basis;
  6. Carry out research to enhance success rates on legal cases for and against the Corporation;
  7. Represent the Corporation in courts of law or tribunals;
  8. Ensure safe custody of the Corporation’s legal documents and other records;
  9. Perform other duties assigned by your Supervisor or Management

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Reporting; Contract drafting and preparation; Legal counseling; Research planning; Judicial processes and litigation; Documentation and record keeping
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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