Associate/Senior Associate LEGB32075

Synopsis

An exciting position has become available for an Associate or Senior Associate to join one of South Africa's leading firms in their Litigation/Dispute Resolution department. The ideal candidate should be an admitted attorney, with solid experience in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and general commercial law. The candidate should be a skilled communicator, able to foster relationships with clients and other stakeholders.


Minimum Requirements

• Admitted Attorney;
• Litigation Experience;
• Solid knowledge of general commercial law;
• Previous experience with administrative or constitutional law is preferable;
• Good working knowledge of principles of alternative dispute resolution, specially the Arbitration Act and ASA & AFSA rules;
• Good knowledge of, and ability to apply, rules of court, relevant aspects of civil procedure and relevant aspects of applicable legislation and case law.


Role Description

• Assist in, and attend to, matters in the High Court, SCA, Constitutional Court or Arbitrations
• Manage client relationships
• Prepare litigation strategies
• Analyse documentation and instructions and prepare high quality legal advice
• Prepare correspondence to clients, opponents, counsel and others
• Prepare draft pleadings and affidavits to be settled by supervisor and/or counsel, or provide appropriate comment and input on drafts prepared by counsel or others
• Prepare matters properly for trial/hearing, including gather evidence, arrange consultations and organise pleadings, and ensure that all requirements are complied with
• Generate fees in line with budget
• Contribute to the firm’s marketing initiatives to grow new business (including by writing articles and doing presentations)
• Keep up to date with new legislation, case law and amendments to the Rules of Court and Practice Directives
• Assist in the mentorship and development of junior professionals and support staff


City: Gauteng

Salary: Market Related

Duration: Permanent