SENIOR LEGAL ADVISOR (Lichtenburg)

Location: Lichtenburg, North West Province, South Africa
Date Posted: 06-06-2018
The incumbent is responsible for the management and administration of all legal related processes in conjunction with the Company Secretary and in line with the existing protocols.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 provide top-quality efficient legal support, which include drafting, reviewing and finalising contracts;
 assist in maintaining an effective contract management system;
 formalise standard template contracts, including the management of any updates to such standard templates;
 assist business units with advice on legislation and alignment of business processes and contracts in accordance with legislation;
 appoint and manage external legal service providers cost effectively and in a responsible manner;
 management of any related litigation and disputes;
 provide training to business units and departments regarding any new or amendments to applicable legislation;
 provide regular written reports to the Company Secretary;
 management of material and critical matters assigned to the Senior Legal Advisor;
 manage legal costs in accordance with internal budgets;
 train/mentor Legal Advisors; and
 attend to ad hoc legal enquiries.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 the suitable candidate must at least have a commercial law degree (LLB, BComm or BA);
 be an admitted Attorney or Advocate;
 LLM, CPrac, CProf, HDip in contracts law or any other post graduate qualification will count towards recommendation.

EXPERIENCE
 at least five (5) years’ experience in a commercial or contracts department of a reputable law firm or as an in-house legal advisor in a large corporate environment providing commercial and contracts legal support;
 good communication skills and good organisational and interpretation abilities; and
 must be fully bilingual (Afrikaans and English).
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