Litigation Officer at Oscar Temple

Oscar Temple, our sole mission is to support the transformation and business improvement agendas of our clients by delivering the highest quality interim and permanent executive search and recruitment solutions across key markets. Whatever requirement you have, we can find the talent to help you deliver on your business goals.
Our outstanding team of consultants are dedicated to ensuring the right individuals are working for the right companies. Ensuring alignment in values, skills, cultures and philosophies between our clients and high in demand professionals is one of the keys to our continued success.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Litigation Officer

Job Description
There is an exciting position of a litigation officer with my client in the banking industry.

Job Summary

  • Effective and proactive litigation portfolio management
  • Cost consciousness and savings in all negotiations for out of court settlement or Solicitors professional fees
  • Making recommendations to Management for matters to be resolved amicably, where applicable.
  • Deliver service synonymous with excellence and superior performance
  • Ensure efficient and effective synergy with Departments/Branches for improved turnaround time
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensure cost consciousness and savings in all negotiations for settlement out of court or payment of Solicitors fees
  • Make recommendations to Management for matters to be resolved amicably, where applicable
  • Effective and proactive litigation portfolio management
  • Training of Branches on litigation process and how to keep documentary evidence (Ongoing process)
  • Engage the services of Solicitors who have clout and a good knowledge of the law and relationship with the Judiciary
  • Attending settlement meetings and court proceedings
  • Collation of monthly returns on pending litigation

Key Performance Indicators
  • Analyze cases and guide external Solicitors to ensure water-tight defense and prosecution for the Bank
  • Prepare case management strategies on case by case basis.
  • Schedule quarterly brainstorming meetings with external solicitors for adoption of best strategies.
  • Making recommendations to Management for matters to be resolved amicably, where applicable.
  • Build internal and external communication network between external Solicitors, Management and staff
  • Ensuring effective communication channel between the external solicitors and the Bank.
  • Attending Court proceedings.
  • Employing alternative dispute resolution measures such as the Multi Door Court House.
  • Payment of negotiated professional fees as at when due
  • Participation in committee meetings as assigned
  • Minimum education level – LL.B, B.L from a recognized University
  • Experience – 4 years' Experience
  • Candidate must have experience in the banking sector or commercial law firm.
Competency Reqirements
  • Accomplished lawyer with a strong background in corporate legal practice and proven ability to negotiate complex transaction and lead successful teams.
  • An analytical thinker, effective communicator together with a capacity to interpret and assimilate large volumes of complex information and construct cogent arguments.

  • Keen, conscientious, with a friendly disposition
  • An efficient and reliable person, can work alone or as part of a team.
  • Can work well under extreme pressure and remain calm with the ability to prioritize.
  • A proactive leader with ability to liaise with colleagues at all levels providing support and motivation.
  • Personable and adaptable individual with excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Job Location: Enugu

Application Closing Date
26th July, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV's to: [email protected]

Note: Candidates who reside in Enugu or are willing to relocate, should apply.

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