Assistant Manager Legal, FAK, Job in Kenya

Job Description

Litigation Management.

  • Receiving summons and determining whether liability attaches on the part of the Company.
  • Appointment of service providers to handle company matters as per policy and maintenance of a register for such appointments.
  • Reviewing legal claims lodged against our insured’s and engaging third parties in out-of-court negotiations in line with past precedents and set parameters.
  • Ensuring that adequate reserves are maintained in the system.
  • Reviewing correspondence and opinions from external lawyers and advising the supervisor.
  • Engage in pre-trial briefings & in conjunction with external lawyers prepare witnesses for court attendance.
  • Responding to advocates correspondence and ensuring up to date information is in each file.
  • Reviewing judgments and seeking approval on recommended settlement or appeals.
  • Negotiating matters out of court and keeping registers of such matters.
  • Biannual review legal files to ensure accurate reserves are maintained and to ensure the files are up to date.
  • Ensuring payments are raised in good time, authorized and forwarded to Finance Department. Follow up on judgment payments to avoid executions.
  • Preparing legal reports & opinions.
  • Approving all discharge vouchers and judgments as per the approval limits
  • Reviewing the external advocates fees to ensure that the fee notes are raised as per remuneration order.
  • Attending court hearing on behalf of the organization as and when required.
  • Ensure Status Reports from service providers are received as per the guidelines.
  • Prepare monthly reports and any other report that may be requested.

Regulatory compliance

  • Support management in the proactive identification and mitigation of legal, regulatory, and business risks.
  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action are taken.
  • Provide support on the operational areas with day-to-day regulatory insurance compliance issues.
  • Timely response to IRA matters and attend meetings as and when required.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from a recognized institution.
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS) with a valid and current Practicing Certificate issued under the Certified Public Secretaries Act.
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid and current practicing certificate.
  • A registered member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing.
  • At least 7 years’ experience legal practice in Insurance/financial institution with experience in Commercial Law, Litigation and Conveyance
  • An eye for detail, strong organizational skills and able to take responsibility for own workload.
  • Demonstrated integrity and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Strong team leadership skills.
  • Must be a team player.


  • Higher Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

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