Article Clerk / Candidate Attorney


Our Client is a boutique commercial law firm based in Hyde Park and they require the services of a Candidate Attorney as from June/July 2020.

Minimum Requirements

Completed LLB with average of above 65% and preferably no subject fails during studies.

Right of Appearance otherwise it will be arranged if you have finished your LLB.

Practical Legal Training is an advantage.

Good Matric Marks - especially in Maths.

Own vehicle and license.

Fluency in English and Afrikaans and excellent written and verbal language skills. The firm has many Afrikaans clients and meetings and correspondence is often in Afrikaans.

Professional Manner and able to communicate well at all levels.

Good Computer Literacy in MS Office Suites i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook.

Good research skills online and in general.

Good typing and document generation and formatting skills in MS Word would be a great advantage.

Keen interest in Commercial Drafting and Complex Commercial Legal Matters.

Able to work long hours in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

South African Citizen who is able to be admitted as attorney in South Africa.

Good work ethic and resiliance is a requirement for all prospective lawyers.

Role Description

The successful candidate will be trained over a 2 year period in many different aspects of the law, but predominantly:

Commercial Law

Corporate Law

Commercial Litigation

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mining Law

Banking & Finance transactional work

Some Labour law and general legal practice experience and knowledge.

Corporate Governance and Company Secretarial work.

Wills and Estates including Trusts and various other forms of Wealth Management and Estate Planning

The firm's clients are mainly corporates with a few high net worth individuals - therefore the successful candidate needs to have an interest in business and industry.

City: Johannesburg

Salary: Article Clerk salary will be negotiated, but is fair and reasonable and generally more than what the Law Society prescribes.

Duration: Permanent