Legal Counsel Litigation at KCB Bank Kenya

Application Ends: March 28, 2023
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Job Description

Reporting to the Head Counsel, Litigation, this role manages an assigned portfolio of dispute resolution cases and legal advisory to the Retail network on legal issues with a view to mitigating legal risks and prevent adverse consequences to the Bank.

Key Responsibilities

  • For the assigned portfolio of work, conduct legal research, collate evidence, prepare witnesses for pre-trial and hearing, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defense strategies, arguments, and testimony in preparation for legal proceedings of cases in liaison with external lawyers.
  • Manage and measure external lawyers’ performance to ensure efficiency.
  • Create legal awareness and providing advice on suitable action to avert and/or minimize litigation.
  • Scrutinize legal fees and ensure they are raised in accordance with the Remuneration Order and Service Level Agreement.
  • Update database of all non-debt recovery litigation to ensure the same is consistently up-to-date and provide reports as may be required.
  • Render legal guidance to Retail branches on matters relating to bank policies, processes and procedures on all queries received with a view to mitigating legal and reputational risks.
  • Any other task as assigned.

The Person

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • Degree in Law (LLB).
  • Diploma in Law.
  • Advocate of the High Court.
  • 4 years post admission experience.
  • Experience in legal drafting, corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution and legal risk management.
  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.