Hamilton Lloyd and Associates Litigation Lawyer Jobs in Nigeria

Hamilton Lloyd and Associates - Our client, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) with operations in Nigeria, is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:



Hamilton Lloyd and Associates Litigation Lawyer Jobs in Nigeria


The role of a litigation lawyer will come with active hands-on experience in cases done in various state and federal trial courts, including specialized courts, tribunals and appellate courts across Nigeria


Responsibilities


  • The candidate would be part of drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements
  • He /she would be actively involved in dispute resolution for companies, from both a commercial and legal perspective
  • Candidate would be part of the initial case investigation/assessment
  • He / she will be in charge of drafting pleas and motions on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant
  • As part of his responsibilities, candidate will be part of depositions and interrogations.
  • Candidate would also draft and argue discovery-related motions including motions to compel, protective orders and summary judgment motions.
  • Will consult with and advise clients; retain expert witnesses; attend pre-trial conferences and develop a trial strategy based on the facts and evidence. Will also conduct pre-trial depositions of experts and key witnesses; prepare demonstrative to be used as trial exhibits; and draft and argue pre-trial motions.
  • Will collaborate with experts and clients to craft a trial theme, identify strengths and weaknesses in a case; develop persuasive arguments; prepare witnesses for testimony and draft and argue trial motions.
  • The candidate will be expected to present opening and closing statements, examine and cross-examine witnesses and craft a persuasive story for the fact-finder (judge or jury) through testimony and evidence. Litigation attorneys also prepare jury instructions and conduct post-trial interviews of the jury.
  • If a case is settled out of court, candidate should be able to engage in negotiations with opposing parties; participate in mediations and settlement conferences with the parties and the judge; and create settlement brochures, agreements, releases and other settlement materials.
  • Candidate should be able to draft post-trial motions; identify
    and preserve issues for appeal; develop appellate strategies; gather evidence for the appellate record; research procedural issues; draft appellate documents; and present oral arguments before appellate courts. If the case is particularly significant or complex, litigators may retain the assistance of attorneys who specialize in appellate practice.
  • Any other responsibility as assigned by the Partners.


    Requirements


  • A Second Class Upper Degree would be acceptable but a Master's Degree is an added advantage.
  • 3-8 years experience post call to bar.
    Candidate should have worked in an SAN firm consistently after NYSC.
  • Candidate should have continuous experience in litigation
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent mastery of oral and written English
  • Candidate should be able to work under pressure
  • Candidate should be able to work with no supervision
  • Attention to detail is a definite requirement


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: recruitment@hamiltonlloydandassociates.com. Application Closing Date 7th February, 2019


    Note


  • Please read Role necessities very carefully and apply if qualified
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
  • If after 2 weeks of application you do not hear from us, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.


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