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Legal Assistant Job Vacancy – Insurance Company

Company Summary
Our client, a leading insurance Institution is seeking applications from qualified, experienced and suitable candidates for the following post:
Reporting to the Legal Officer, the Legal Assistant’s duties and responsibilities will include:
Responsibilities
·         Corresponding both in writing and orally with external Advocates, Third party Advocates and Insureds.

·         Drafting agreements involving company business and property such as leases, charges.
·         Reviewing contracts entered into by the company such as supply agreements, sale and purchase agreement, and partnerships with other entities.
·         Reviewing insurance policies that have underlying liability to third parties such as Bonds, Advance Payment Guarantees.
·         Conducting legal research.
·         Drafting correspondence as well as legal opinions.
·         Identifying breaches of contract and commencing recovery proceedings under the guidance of the Manager-Legal Affairs.
·         Interpretation of legal documents, contracts and or agreements.
·         Filing court documents in both the High Courts and Subordinate courts as directed.
·         Court attendances and monitoring all pending cases.
·         Ensuring corporate compliance with statutory provisions and or regulations.
·         Perusing files, obtaining searches and effecting registrations of relevant documents at Companies Registry, Lands Registry, and KIPO offices.
·         Maintaining data of all legal matters including cases refereed to external advocates.
·         Any other responsibility that may be assigned to you from time to time.
Requirements
·         Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
·         Bachelor of Laws LLB Degree from a recognized University with at least a 2nd Class Honours (Upper Division
·         A Diploma in Legal Practice from the Kenya School of Law
·         2-3 years post qualification experience mainly in handling commercial, conveyancing and civil litigation
·         Must be computer literate
·         Able to work under pressure, with minimum supervision, meeting strict deadlines
·         Honest, proactive, customer focused, results oriented and team player
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a day time phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 25th March 2011.
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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