Legalese is a creative legal agency which contributes to the growth of South Africa’s economy by redesigning legal services to make them affordable, accessible and understandable.
We’re looking for an A-player commercial lawyer to join our full-time team. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with inspiring clients, diversify your skill-set and meaningfully contribute to this ever-evolving business.
This is the perfect gig for a commercial lawyer that loves being a lawyer, but doesn’t fit into the traditional practice environment. Your primary role will be drafting contracts, so you’ve got to love drafting, have a sharp attention to detail and be the sort of person that smiles when a client thanks you for your good work.
We’re looking for someone entrepreneurial and driven, but with a passion for drafting and solving client problems. Note, we consider a commercial lawyer to be one with experience with drafting agreements and not just commercial litigation experience.
What You Will Love
You get to be a lawyer without wearing uncomfortable shoes. You finally get to do what you love but work for clients you’re interested in.
Our office space has a music corner, the occasional puzzle and a selection of products from our clients. If you’re into free tickets to music shows, you’ll like the job perks.
Drafting a variety of commercial agreements ranging from service agreements to license agreements. If you don’t love drafting, this job isn’t for you.
Taking care of legal needs for a wide selection of clients ranging from creative agencies to music festivals to tech companies to clothing brands
Assisting the team with legal research, proof reading for other lawyers and brainstorming with the team
Dealing with initial leads from prospective clients
Attending the odd marketing event, writing the odd thought leader article and just in general saying yes to things
1 – 3 years of specialisation or experience in commercial law.
Proficient in drafting and reviewing commercial legal agreements such as service level agreements, employment agreements, shareholders agreements commercial leases, licensing agreements and loan agreements.
Additional legal skill sets such as property, labour, tax, regulations or intellectual property is a bonus. Unfortunately, litigation experience is not advantageous for this position
Experienced and comfortable with client management
A passion for working with SMEs
An interest in tech development, start-up trends and progressive legal solutions.
Based in Cape Town.
R15 000.00 – R25 000.00 per month, dependent on experience