KCB Group - Legal Counsel – Litigation at KCB

Are you a seasoned legal expert with a passion for litigation and risk mitigation? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you at KCB Group. We are seeking a Legal Counsel – Litigation to join our team and manage a portfolio of dispute resolution cases while providing invaluable legal advisory to our Retail network. Read on to discover how you can be a part of our dynamic legal team!

Key Responsibilities
Expert Litigation Management
• Conduct comprehensive legal research to build strong cases.
• Organize and compile evidence for pre-trial and hearings.
• Prepare witnesses to testify effectively.
• Develop concept papers, legal briefs, and opinions.
• Craft robust defense strategies, arguments, and testimony in collaboration with external lawyers.

Performance Oversight
• Monitor and evaluate the performance of external lawyers to ensure efficiency in our legal operations.

Proactive Legal Guidance
• Promote legal awareness within the organization.
• Provide expert advice to avert or minimize potential litigation.
• Scrutinize legal fees to ensure compliance with Remuneration Order and Service Level Agreement.

Data Management
• Maintain an updated database of non-debt recovery litigation cases.
• Generate necessary reports as required.

Retail Branch Support
• Offer legal guidance to our Retail branches on bank policies, processes, and procedures.
• Ensure legal and reputational risks are minimized through proactive support.

Miscellaneous Tasks
• Be ready to tackle any other tasks as assigned because at KCB Group, versatility is key.

Requirements for the Ideal Candidate
You should possess the following qualifications and skills:
• A Degree in Law (LLB).
• Diploma in Law.
• Advocate of the High Court.
• A minimum of 4 years of post-admission experience.
• Proficiency in legal drafting, corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, and legal risk management.
• Exceptional communication and advocacy skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

This position demands excellence, and in return, KCB Group offers a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. If you believe you meet the above criteria and are ready to make a significant impact, we encourage you to log in to our Recruitment portal and submit your application along with a detailed CV.

Application Deadline: To be considered, please ensure your application reaches us by Friday, 29th September 2023.

Equal Opportunity Employer: KCB Group promotes diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified candidates with disabilities to apply.

Language Requirement: Please note that all applications must be submitted in English.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant
• Tailor Your Application: Customize your application to highlight your relevant experience in legal drafting, dispute resolution, and risk management. Emphasize how your skills align with the role.
• Showcase Communication Skills: Use your application to demonstrate your strong written and verbal communication abilities. Clear communication is crucial in this role.
• Highlight Legal Expertise: Provide specific examples of cases or projects where you’ve excelled in areas such as corporate and commercial law. Quantify your impact where possible.
• Professionalism is Key: Ensure your application is professionally crafted with proper formatting and grammar. Attention to detail matters.
• Meet Deadlines: Submit your application well before the deadline. Punctuality reflects your commitment to the role.
• Confidently Disclose Disability: If you have a disability, don’t hesitate to mention it in your application. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity.

Join KCB Group in safeguarding our interests through effective litigation and legal counsel. Your expertise can make a difference! Apply today