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Legal Advisor

Company City Property Administration (Pty) Ltd
Reference # LC026
Published 10/06/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
City Property Administration (Pty) Ltd is a residential and commercial property management company that has been operating since 1968 with their headquarters in Pretoria and a supporting office in Johannesburg. City Property transforms buildings and injects fresh vitality into our inner cities. We provide sophisticated, modern and cosmopolitan retail spaces, offices, warehouses and apartments that ensure that those who live and work in the CBD enjoy the best South Africa’s cities have to offer.

The Legal Department in Pretoria has a position for a Legal Advisor. If you believe you meet the requirements for this position then we would appreciate your application.

The purpose of the role is providing legal advisory services and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks.
Job Functions Legal
Industries Facilities & Property Management
Specification
The main tasks and responsibilities associated with the position are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list of tasks and responsibilities and any other tasks and/or responsibilities that could be reasonably expected for the position may be required.

Provide legal advice to clients.
1.Receive the legal file and advise on appropriate action.
2.Source most suitable legal companies to work with.
3.Monitor the progress on the cases.

Deal with cases where tenants take legal action against CPA.
1.Receive the legal file and advise on appropriate action.
2.Handle the matter relevantly appropriate and provide advice.

Dispute resolution and litigation.
1.Receive the legal file and advise on appropriate action.
2.Settle and negotiate dispute where possible.
3.Source most suitable legal companies to work with
4.Monitor the progress on the case and report back to the Board on significant legal cases.

Ensure and monitor compliance with relevant regulations governing CPA and its clients.
1.Identify and prioritizing the most relevant current, proposed an impending legislation and if (and to the extent) that these are found to have an impact on Octodec or City Property, the development and implementation of controls to minimize the compliance risk (for example implanting standard operating procedures or processes, manuals and policies).
2.Identify and assess changes in the existing regulatory framework.
3.Monitor and report non-compliance to management of City Property and where appropriate, the Board of Octodec.
4.Recommend corrective measures or steps to ensure compliance.
5.Monitor compliance through the adequacy and effectiveness of control measures to actively monitor and manage Octodec’s and City Property compliance with relevant legislation on a continual basis.
6.Report to both the Audit and Risk Committee and the Social and Ethics Committee of Octodec, were required.
7.Create awareness with employees and training them on the finer aspects of the regulatory requirements.

Provide professional advice to the Human Resources Department.
1.Provide legal advice to the Human Resources Department on labour matters.
2.Act as initiator for all disciplinary enquiries.
3.Provide all the administrative support for the disciplinary hearings.
4.Represent the company at all CCMA cases.

Provide legal services for all commercial documentation.
1.Draft and review all legal agreements.
2.Provide legal resolutions on all commercial matters.
3.Provide legal support in all acquisitions and sales of buildings.
4.Ensure all properties are registered successfully.
5.Review and liaise with the Property Managers on all bank guarantees.

Ensure professional support and legal advice, drafting and advising on documentation
1.Advise on and drafting of “deal specific” clauses, agreements and correspondence.
2.Assist with queries and interpretation of existing lease documentation.
3.Interpret lease agreement and resolve queries on interpretation issues.
4.Draft standard lease agreement, annexures, addendums and the like.

Working conditions:
Office Based.
Requirements
Qualifications & Experience:
1.LLB Degree required.
2.3-5 years’ post admission experience; ideally in a leading organisation, with a proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting.
3.Admitted attorney required.

Skills & Knowledge Required:
1.MS Office:
a.MS Word – Intermediate
b.MS Excel – Intermediate
2.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
3.Knowledge of the legislation and regulatory laws required.

Personal Attributes:
1.Problem solving – find solutions when emotions are involved.
2.Reality testing – be objective; see things as they really are.
3.Flexibility – adapting emotions, thoughts and behaviors.
4.Stress tolerance – coping with stressful situation.
5.Interpersonal relationships – building mutually satisfying relationships.
6.Empathy – understanding & appreciating how others feel.
7.Independence – be self-directed and free from emotional dependency.
8.Management – the strategic use of resources and employees to reach organisational goals.
9.Persuasion – negotiating, selling, influencing and attempting to persuade people or trying to change the point of view of others.
10.Multitasking – dealing with several activities at a time, enjoy being given new tasks before they have finished another.
11.Teamwork – cooperation with others, good-natured attitude and encouraging people.
12.Persistence – sticking with tasks, not giving up, dislike leaving things unfinished.
13.Rule following – adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
14.Attention to detail – focus on details, strive for perfection and be well organized.
15.Planning – enjoy making detailed plans and long-terms plans.
16.Analytical thinking – like solving complex problems, carefully analyze information and use logic to address issues and problems.
Job Closing Date 17/06/2021
   
   
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