Legal Advisor

Client TCRS
Published 27/02/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Location Hyde Park, Gauteng, South Africa
To support the Group Legal Services Department with specific reference to the following:-

1.Review of Contracts
2.Contract Management
3.Compliance sign-off
4.Legal research and legal opinions

Overall to creatively endorse the development of all businesses within the MBD Group of companies while ensuring that the analysis, creation, reasoning, and evaluation of all businesses is done within legally satisfactory parameters.
Job Functions Legal
Industries Financial Services
Drafting and maintaining of standard contract agreements and overall contract management
Updating and maintaining the Contract Register and electronic storage of all contracts
Scanning and archiving all original signed agreements and saving to the relevant folder
Updating the contract register with the salient features of agreements (new contracts)
Monitoring review dates of agreements and notifying relevant business department and DRI accordingly
Making copies of agreements available on request by authorised recipients
Ensuring that the legal documents and other contractual documents are effectively drafted, reviewed, interpreted, and vetted.
Reviewing comments on standard agreements from other parties and advising whether comments / amendments can be accommodated by business
Preparing final agreements after all comments considered for signature and completing executive summary form for the agreement for CEO
Reviewing standard agreements to ensure compliance with current legislation and proposing any amendments to accommodate new legislation
Vetting of all suppliers / clients and assisting in the vendor form completion process

Assisting Business with Compliance 
Reviewing codes of conduct for e.g. Debt Council and Law Society to ensure letters; sms’s; avm’s; e-mails; statements, ECT are complying to the rules, regulations and codes of best practices
Monitoring new legislation in the industry and commenting on updates to business where applicable
Assisting with updating of legal fees tables for Cheetah prior to final sign-off by Senior Legal Advisor

Legal Research and Analysis and legal opinions
Providing assistance to Senior Legal Advisor on research for legal opinions requested by the business
Continuous research and analysis of legal opinions
Providing written legal opinions on request
Advising on minimal liability and legal exposure for the business

Grade 12
LLB Degree with articles
Proficient in Microsoft Office Packages i.e. Excel

2 - 3 years’ experience in a legal environment (post articles)

Job Closing Date 31/03/2017
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