Senior Litigation Associate – (KZN) LEGN1014


A niche law firm based in Umhlanga is looking for a Senior Litgation Associate / Dispute Resolution to join their team.

If you meet all the requirements please submit your cv to

Minimum Requirements

You must meet and exceed the following requirements:
LLB Degree with excellent transcripts
Admitted as an attorney with at least 4 - 5 years' post article experience
Commercial Litigation experience
High and Mag Court experience
General Litigation experience
Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure
Excellent computer skills (including word processing, PowerPoint, excel, office and all Microsoft packages, Ghost Practice, Search works)
Good written and verbal communication skills
In-depth knowledge of laws and legal processes of firms’ core business
Accuracy in preparing legal documentation
High effective communication skills- both written and verbal
Additional Skills
Strong decision making and problem solving skills
Ability to think dynamically
Maturity and ability to understand and comply with a high level of ethics and confidentiality
Ability to work independently with no supervision
Strong leadership and management skills
Good planning and organisation skills
Ability to delicately solve sensitive matters.

Role Description

Key Accountabilities
The purpose of a Senior Associate is to provide high quality professional legal services to clients.

Key Responsibilities
Cognitive Skills
Understands the implications and core issues of a legal problem and identifies and articulates clearly what needs to be done and how to go about it.
Reads and assimilates information in order to define key issues and develop accurate and objective assessments of the relevant issues.
Identifies and consults an appropriate range of information sources and structures research output in a user friendly way.
Demonstrates an interest in, and knowledge of the practical, social and economic world, as a foundation from which to draw information and inspiration when dealing with clients and matters relevant to clients.

Knowledge Development
Seeks opportunities to review progress and performance.
Continually looks for constructive ways to learn from own success and mistakes, as well as the successes and mistakes of others.
Finds appropriate ways to contribute to knowledge development, quality development, and learning within the firm.
Consistent use of rigorous, consistent and constructive feedback on performance.

Communication Skills
Speaks in a compelling manner to individuals and groups.
Demonstrates the ability to use speech in order to communicate thoughts, ideas, information and persuasive arguments effectively.
The capacity to structure and organise reports and drafted documents in a manner appropriate to the intended audience.
The ability to use appropriate, simple and accurate language.

Personal Skills
Takes initiative and seeks to lead by example.
Contributes to the broad range of activities within the firm and is responsible and accountable for actions.
Contributes consistently to ensure the accomplishment of team objectives, working collaboratively and co-operatively towards solutions.
Shows commitment to overall team rather than own interest.
Commitment to make the most of career opportunities offered by the firm, through engagement, professional development and service delivery.
Ability to organise self, effective time management, delivery to clients, efficient use of resources, and efficient administration.
Client Service and Business Development Skills
Shows good general knowledge about what is happening in the business environment, and develops an understanding of how businesses work, in order to provide effective service to clients.
Understands the business of running a law firm, and is able to find ways in which to apply knowledge in order to earn fees.
Shows alertness to costs, profits, market development, and while providing visible and tangible added value to clients.
Shows awareness of and commitments to the development of standards.
Pays attention to client requirements while delivering an appropriate, timely, realistic and high quality service.

Core Competencies
Attention to detail
Self confidence
Problem Solving
Goal Setting Ability
Professional knowledge
Action Orientation

City: Umhlanga

Salary: Market Related

Duration: Permanent