Description

A reputable company is seeking a Senior Legal Advisor to join its dynamic team in the KZN region. The ideal candidate must have seasoned experience in commercial law and will report directly to the Head of Legal Division.

Duties & Responsibilities
Liaison with the Head of Legal with regards to all compliance matters
Draft and/or review legal letters, contracts and agreements
Monitor legal obligations under agreements to ensure compliance, as requested.
Identify any legal risk and draft amendments to mitigate the risk on any agreements/ contracts
Draft subcontractor agreements
Review supplier credit applications
Draft responses to third parties on legal agreements and respond timorously to the requests
Ensure that all approved contracts , SLA’s are signed in accordance to the company policies
Keep an up to date contracts register and ensure that all contracts are valid
Assist in the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of Company policies
Provide advise on statutory compliances and ensure that all departments are notified in respect of statutory changes
Communicate with external attorneys monthly to obtain a progress update on matters
Prepare the monthly report
Research and prepare legal opinions on various civil, litigation matters including claims for compensation
Preparing damage claims and follow up on all claims
Provide sound legal advice to the company and present constructive and cost-effective l advice
Desired Experience & Qualification
Qualifications

LLB Degree , additional qualification related to Law will be an added advantage
+5 years experience in a commercial or legal environment (post articles)
Admitted Attorney
Drivers licence and willing to travel


Essential Skills

Demonstrate strong drafting skills, proofreading, and attention to detail.
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate to attorneys, staff and clients.
Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities and to follow up and follow through.
Able to work under tight deadlines, handle multiple, detailed tasks simultaneously, prioritize appropriately and delegate to resources available.
Must possess excellent organizational skills and consistently deliver high quality work product.
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as a team player, in a fast-paced environment.
Be proficient in MS Office Package
Drivers licence

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