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Jul 29, 2017

Law Firm Senior Associate Job in Kenya

Job Opportunity: Law Firm Senior Associate
CDL is a proactive Human Resource Management firm that has been in operation since 2003, providing a complete range of HR solutions. We pride ourselves in delivering the highest level of professionalism and expertise to our extensive client base in Africa.

We strive to provide our clients with unrivaled quality of personnel to increase the effectiveness of their operation; and  provide them with the region’s best fit in education, knowledge, skills and experience to suit their organization's needs.
Our services include:
  • Business Process Outsourcing;
  • Executive Recruitment Services;
  • Training;
  • Payroll Processing;
  • Human Resource Consultancy and HR audit;
  • Personality and Psychometric Assessment.
Our client, a leading law firm in Kenya is looking to fill the position of Senior Associate.

Responsible for ensuring that all milestone and deadlines are met by communicating clearly with clients on topic such as overall engagement objectives, work plan and key findings; managing internal project teams; delegating project tasks; supervising the work of Associates and Project Assistants; and coordinating with the firm partners.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide a high quality legal service to all clients
  • Develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals
  • Receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and deciding on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests
  • Establish what needs to be done to solve a client’s problems
  • Offer advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues
  • Attend and represent the firm at client meetings
  • Draw up contracts and other legal documents
  • Research documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures
  • Represent clients in tribunals and in Courts where required
Professional Standard
  • Work and behave in a professional manner and to the highest standards of the profession
  • Comply with procedures set out
  • Carry out duties given by the partners or employees faithfully and diligently and follow all reasonable instructions
  • Participate in the growth and development of the department/firm
  • Treat all information about the firm and its client and their business as wholly confidential
  • Keep up-to-date with changes in the law
  • Attract additional business from new and existing clients
  • Record all chargeable hours
Professional Standard
  • Senior Associates at every level must be able to show a track record of achieving their fee contribution and time targets and that the targets are appropriate for their position and level of qualification as specified in the firm’s career structure
Strategic and Commercial Awareness:
  • To be strategic and commercially aware and be fully familiar with the firm’s current strategy.
  • Be able to have knowledgeable discussion about the market they operate in, the threats and opportunities the department faces and the future plans for the Department and their role in those plans
Leadership and Management Responsibilities:
  • Proven track record of effectively delegating work to Associates and supervising the work effectively
  • Successfully run a project that involves other people in the firm
  • Able to identify projects and use their initiative to get them up and running
Marketing, Business Development:
  • Able to demonstrate that they have proactively led the firm’s business development initiatives
  • Must have won significant work from within the firm and from existing or new clients, such that they are substantially self supporting on work and billing
  • Confidence that there is sufficient work to achieve budgets at Senior Associate charge rates, is a crucial pre-condition for promotion
Person Specification – experience and attributes required:
  • Bachelor of Laws with at least an upper second class honours degree
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of 5-7 years standing, preferably a female
  • Commercial and Conveyancing experience having worked with/ for KCB, Coop Bank or National Bank
  • Relevant experience within a professional services firm
  • Understanding of and commitment to the firm’s values and ethos
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal - the role involves liaison with internal and external people at a senior level
  • A self starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, but also work closely with other team members and displaying trust and loyalty
  • Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings. Able to deal sympathetically and appropriately with clients and to show empathy with them
  • Excellent leadership and Management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must be able to multitask and keep calm under pressure
  • The flexibility to work outside normal office hours as may be required from time-to-time
How to Apply

Qualified persons to apply at [email protected] stating their current and expected salary
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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