Directline Assurance Legal Manager Jobs in Kenya

Directline Assurance Legal Manager Jobs in Kenya


We are looking for a motivated and qualified professional to fill the position of Legal Manager.

Overall Purpose of the Job:

Supervise, manage and coordinate under the general direction of the Head of Claims & Legal, the allocated Team of Associate Advocates and Legal Assistants and ensure that the highest quality of service is rendered to the Company and the client.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead in development and implementation of the legal strategy in order to minimize loss ratio and stock as per the set target.
  • Assisting the Head of Claims & Legal in ensuring that the firm meets standards and expectations set out by the partners and expected by clients
  • Ensure timely preparation of defense strategies and witnesses for liability & fraud matters; and that assigned staff are able to dismiss these matters in court.
  • Enable timely, cost effective negotiation and settlement of genuine claims.
  • Ensure court judgments are paid within the stay of execution period.
  • Ensure the diary allocation is done on all matters on a weekly basis.
  • To offer leadership, managerial direction, guidance and support to staff at junior levels.
  • To ensure that the firm’s policies and procedures are adhered to and that resources are managed effectively.
  • To safeguard and promote welfare of staff by ensuring quality of service offered and training of new employees.
  • Preparation of reports.
  • Ensure compliance of the orders passed by courts and other regulatory and administrative bodies.
  • Regularly monitors the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of case processing activities.
  • To monitor systems, work flow for efficient administration of the firm.
  • To be involved in the recruitment, training and retention of staff.
  • Assist the Head of Claims & Legal in developing a management style which balances the need to exercise control and give direction with the need to offer staff the opportunity to contribute to decision making.
  • Reporting and assisting the Head of Claims & Legal in issues in relation to conduct and competence of staff.
  • Reporting and assisting the Head of Claims & Legal in resolving issues and conflicts of staff motivation and morale.
  • Identify and
    resolve issues and conflicts with the client.
  • Promoting personal and professional development through the appropriate delegation of duties.
  • Analyze and utilize financial and legal data to develop and implement appropriate legal strategies.
  • Respond to and follow up legal enquiries and instructions from both the court and file advocate with the client.
  • Deal and respond to issues raised by the client with respect to the firm’s performance.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems for measuring court advocates performances and their court attendances.
  • Act with integrity while upholding the organizations values, ethical and professional standards at all times.
  • Delegation of tasks and responsibilities
  • Any other duty that may be assigned.

    Person Specifications

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from an institution recognized by Commission for Higher Education

    Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Law(KSL) and Admission as an Advocate with a current practicing Certificate;
  • Proficiency in use of computer applications;

    Experience

  • At least 5 Years Post Admission experience in Litigation
  • Experience in dealing with PSV will be an added advantage.

    Skills and Attributes

  • Organizational, conceptual and analytical, managerial and decision making skills;
  • Ability to get well with diverse workforce;
  • Honesty and integrity;
  • Positive working attitude;
  • Excellent litigation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to give and take instructions;

    How to Apply

    Application Instructions

  • If you qualify for the above advertised role, kindly send us a detailed CV and Application Letter clearly demonstrating your fit as per the roles & responsibilities and the person specifications (academic/professional qualifications, experience, skills & attributes) listed above.
  • Applications that do not conform to the Application Instructions will not be considered.
  • Kindly send your application documents to human.resource@directline.co.ke to reach us on or before 5.00pm 29th December, 2018.

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