Ace Solicitors is a full service law firm based in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, with offices/affiliates in Lagos, Asaba, Accra in Ghana, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Our firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the key markets of Africa, the United Kingdom and in the core areas of commercial activity.
The main objective of the job is to provide daily support in collaboration with the departmental head in every phase of research, execution of client instructions which includes but is not limited to client /case document preparation, records management, reviewing evidentiary filings, proofreading briefs, etc.
Assist in drafting legal opinions, instruments, processes and documents as may be required in execution of clients ‘instructions or the discharge of assigned tasks
Provide support in drafting of all non-contentious legal processes (including but not limited to incorporation, intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, financial/securities offerings, compliance issues, corporate and property transactions, agreements and patents)
To assist in case preparation and in preparing pleadings, organizing materials for litigious cases
To make court appearances and be responsible for taking courtroom notes
To undertake inquiries and legal research particularly in areas of designated assignment so as to further the unit’s overall objective in delivering excellent legal services to the firm’s litigious clients
To assisting in drafting and delivery of letters to courts or administrative bodies for development and progress of cases
To liaise with third parties in ensuring proper handling of firm’s cases and obtain certified true copies of judgment upon completion of cases
To keep cases organized by monitoring and ensuring accuracy in the organization of files; keeping diary dates for clients’ matters and monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions
Research, anticipate and guard clients against legal risks
Guide clients and ensure compliance with applicable laws
Structure, draft and review agreements and other legal documents
Follow up on client compliance obligations, attend and draft minutes of meetings and represent client in both contentious and non-contentious legal proceedings
Ensure proper case / client file documentation and ensure prompt and detailed client update, status reports and feedback
Regular updating of legal knowledge by participating in legal training opportunities, reading professional books and materials.
Undertaking other relevant assignment as may be assigned by designated seniors in Chambers, the Head of Chambers and Partners in the firm
Keeping abreast with current affairs to identify new business opportunities.
Seeking opportunities for expansion in new markets as well as continued expansion among existing clients
Building relationships with existing clients in an attempt to increase their current spend
Communicating new service developments to prospective clients
Report to Head of Legal & Management Team
Minimum of LLB, BL degree with 2 years relevant work experience
Must be computer-literate, particularly in programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point & Use of Drop Box.
Personal integrity, honesty and transparency is essential.
High sense of confidentiality
Highly organized, with ability to deliver error free work output, collaboration and negotiating skills required, with the ability to work independently, exhibit self-motivation and be self-directed, is necessary.
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and multitask, must possess ability to meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV's and Cover Letter showing relevant experience to the role and responsibilities above with mail subject: "Application for the Position of Associate" addressed to:
The Managing Partner,
9 Negro Crescent, Euphrates Street,
Shortlisting of applications will start as soon as we start receiving applications and deadline might be changed without prior notice. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted