Senior Legal Counsel at LegalWise

  • Permanent Senior EE position

  • Cape Town CBD, Western Cape

  • Undisclosed cost to company

  • Job 2230261 | Ref LW36/2018

  • Posted 02 Jul 2018 by LegalWise

About the Position

LegalWise seeks to employ the Senior Legal Counsellor to supervise the work activities of a team of Legal Counsellors providing instructions, guidance and support for the purposes of rendering first class legal advice and assistance to Members on labour, criminal and civil matters.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing advice to Legal staff with regards to solutions to legal matters and the correct application of the LegalWise Policy.
  • Demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the case of the Member.
  • Providing legal advice and assistance through one-on-one consultations or via telephone.
  • Providing regular progress reports to Members.
  • Conducting quality checks on case files.
  • Addressing any concerns/queries on case files with team members timeously.
  • Identifying and presenting opportunities that will enhance the quality of case files.
  • Pursuing of all incoming correspondence relevant to Member case
  • Drafting and submitting correspondence to Members as necessary
  • Monitoring and promoting sound business practices within a Department in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • Enforcing relevant policies and procedures within a Branch as necessary.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Completed Legal Degree (LLB, BProc, BJuris or BA Law) essential.
  • Admission as an Attorney essential.
  • Minimum of 1 - 3 years' post Admission experience.
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role advantageous.

Other Requirements:

  • Must relocate on own cost
  • ITC/criminal check will be a requirement
  • Must have valid driver's license and own reliable transport.

Desired Skills

  • Good people skills and able to liaise professionally and effectively on all levels -
  • Empathy and patience in dealing with Members -
  • Good consultation skills -
  • Problem solving abilities and negotiation skills -
  • Managing work (including time management) -
  • Building customer loyalty and customer focus -
  • Good communication skills -
  • Following up and providing feedback -
  • Must be proficient in English and one other official African language

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Degree
  • LSSA

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