Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Job Summary

  • The Legal Officer is responsible for effectively managing litigation, managing various legal matters that may arise from time to time and continuously managing external relationships as they relate to the role.


  • Provide legal advice and guidance to limit legal exposure across the organization
  • Carry out research on various legal issues and questions as they may arise
  • Periodic review of Institutional policies for legal updates

Legal Administration

  • Drafting, review, and execution of legal documents: agreements, contracts, leases, licenses
  • Ensuring legal agreements and contracts maintain expected standards and protection clauses
  • Managing sign off, execution, completion and storage of legal documents
  • Copying, scanning, filling and indexing of legal documents, agreements and correspondence


  • Recording and keeping minutes of Institutional statutory meetings
  • Supporting the Company Secretary as needed

Protection of the business and compliance

  • Registration and patenting of business critical brands and professional properties
  • Liaising with user departments and regulatory authorities e.g NEMA and County Councils, in obtaining and updating business permits, approvals and authorizations
  • Undertaking due diligence on business partners.
  • Ensuring all compliance issues are addressed on timely basis.
  • Keeping abreast of new knowledge, regulations and emerging laws and regulations relating to the institution and the development world.


  • Primary contact person for litigation
  • Receiving court documents and maintain litigation related files
  • Liaising with relevant stakeholders in preparing briefs, issuing of instructions, providing statements and documentation as required.
  • Court attendance as required and ensuring court attendance by witnesses.
  • Maintain and update litigation status report for all litigation involving the institution.
  • Professional Membership Coordination Coordinating subscriptions to relevant professional bodies and industry and regulatory bodies.

Legal Projects

  • Leading in execution of various legal projects as they relate to business processes, conveyancing andreal estate development.
  • Any other duties that may arise from time to time.



  • Bachelors of Law degree
  • Advocate of the High Court (with current practicing certificate)


  • Post graduate diploma from Kenya School of Law.
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS)


  • 3-4 years experience post admission experience in a corporate legal department or law firm;
  • Experience in corporate
  • Knowledge of operations in a development institution is an added advantage

Professional Membership

  • Member in good standing at the Law Society of Kenya

Personal Attributes

  • Tech savvy
  • High integrity and ethical conduct
  • Confidential
  • Self driven and reliable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Accountable for results

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