Legal advisor

Legal Advisor
Kelly Sinclair Recruitment Partners
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


Posted 05 February 2021

Job Details

Job Description


Minimum Requirements
• LLB Degree
• Admitted and Enrolled to practice as a Legal Practitioner
• 3-5 years Post qualification work experience in the capacity of a corporate legal advisor
• Microsoft Word at an Advanced Level.
• Microsoft Excel at an Advanced Level Core skills.
• Reviewing and creating contracts, agreements and other legal documents
• Negotiating in-house and outside contracts
• Analyzing corporate policies and practices for adherence to laws and regulations
• Applying knowledge of employment laws to resolve conflicts and ensure compliance Reference:

The role will contribute to legal compliance and the minimizing of legal risk, by overseeing the legal function. The role will include reviewing and drafting of contracts, providing legal advice and opinions and managing confidential information.

Key Performance Indicators

1.Drafting and Negotiate Contracts From consultant contracts to collaboration agreements. As the Corporate Legal Advisor, you must be familiar with drawing up and arranging terms of various types of contracts. This responsibility includes reviewing existing contracts and creating new documents.

2.Ensure Compliance with Corporate Laws As the Corporate Legal Advisor you must be well-versed in corporate law and review all company practices and processes to make sure that the company is working within all legal limits. This duty requires that you understand all legal regulations pertaining to the  specific business .

3.People Management Manage own personal development. Engage in a professional manner . Take personal responsibility for all issues facing the legal department, work as member of a team and mentor /coach new employees as and when required. Communicate regularly with your direct line manager and make recommendations on improving efficiencies in the department.

4.Budget & Financial Management Verify invoices submitted by attorneys, counsel and other external service providers and ensure that legal fees do not exceed agreed parameters.

5.Professional Service Delivery Negotiate, draft, review and vet contracts to meet  company requirements and ensure that these are aligned with corporate governance precepts – disclosure, transparency, risk management. Provide strategic legal advice, negotiate legal agreements, and draft the relevant legal documents for corporate finance transactions. Oversee and manage corporate finance legal transactions Oversee, manage, control and perform the legal due diligence process for corporate finance transactions. Assist with the implementation of corporate finance transactions. Identify the impact of changes in legislation, regulations and codes of practice on internal legal processes and policies. Proactively review applicable legislation and case law and remain up to date with legal trends. Analyse company policies and, where applicable, provide solutions that will ensure compliance with legislation and business imperatives Monitoring the implementation of the legal clause Stakeholder Relationship Building, Networking and Management Interact with Group business units, other Group functions and external stakeholders on legal matters and disputes Manage attorneys and counsel in outsourced legal matters Interact with companies  customers and suppliers and their legal advisors and attorney

6. Reporting Monthly reporting to the MD and quarterly reporting to the Snr management team