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Assistant Legal Counsel Job in Mombasa Kenya

Grain Bulk Handlers Limited is the market leader in handling bulk grain in the port of Mombasa.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following vacancy at our grain terminal.

Assistant Legal Counsel

The position reports to the Legal Counsel.

The incumbent will ensure that all Company interests are legally protected.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Hold periodical meetings with external lawyers and discuss files handled by them and report findings to the Legal Counsel.
  • Keep an upto date schedule on matters dismissed, cleared and judgements entered against the Company.
  • Keep an upto date schedule of costs incurred; in both civil and criminal cases.
  • Review court awards and advise if decretal sums are to be paid or to appeal against the court judgement(s).
  • Review court files from time to time and advise whether or not to settle.
  • Receive court summons and lead the investigation team.
  • Confirm that documents forwarded to external lawyers are the correct ones.
  • Attend court proceedings instituted against the Company and prepare witnesses who attend court to give evidence on behalf of Company.
  • Monitor court files and ensure that external lawyers are handling their cases well.
Essential Qualifications and skills:
  • An LLB degree from a recognized University.
  • Diploma from The Kenya School of Law.
  • Arbitration and CPS qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 Years practical experience as an In-house Legal Counsel in a busy business environment.
  • Working Knowledge of Project Finance.
  • Hands on experience in Commercial Law.
  • Competent with Computer Software Packages.
  • Have a valid Driving license
  • Team Player with good communication and interpersonal people management skills
If you are the ideal candidate and are looking to build your career as an In-House Legal Practice, send your application together with a detailed CV to the address below.

Human Resource and Administration Manager.
P.O.Box 80469 - 80100,

Or Email it to:

Grain Bulk Handlers Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date 19th November 2011.

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