Salary in VS₲ 48000golles per year
VANDER Legal, the leading law firm of Mount Vema, is recruiting solicitors to practice the laws of the Vema Seamount Territory by providing expert legal support and advice to clients. You'll take instructions from clients and advise on necessary courses of legal action. Clients can be individuals, groups, public sector organisations or private companies. You don't need to be based in Mount Vema to apply for this position. Your can represent VANDER Legal in your country of residence and your area.
Depending on your area of expertise, you can advise on a range of issues, including:
Personal issues: buying and selling off-plan property, wills and probate, personal injury claims and criminal litigation.
Commercial work: helping new enterprises get established, advising on complex corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions) and business-related disputes.
Protecting the rights of individuals: making sure they receive compensation if unfairly treated by public or private bodies.
You can either specialise in:
Banking, Commercial, Construction, Employment, Equity and trusts, Family, Human rights, Intellectual property, Shipping, and Tax
As a solicitor, you'll need to:
Meet and interview clients to establish the firm's suitability to provide the necessary advice and services, based on the firm's specialism and likely cost, take a client's instructions, advise a client on the law and legal issues relating to their case, draft documents, letters and contracts tailored to the client's individual needs, negotiate with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives, research and analyse documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedure, supervise the implementation of agreements, coordinate the work of all parties involved, correspond with clients and opposing solicitors, attend meetings and negotiations with opposing parties, act on behalf of clients in disputes and represent them in court/s, if necessary instruct barristers or specialist advocates to appear in court/s for the client in complex disputes, and prepare papers for court.
The responsibilities also involve work in a team, sometimes referring cases to the head of department, supervise and delegate work to trainee solicitors, paralegals and legal secretaries as appropriate, arrange and attend further client meetings where necessary to progress with the case and finalise documentation, check all documentation prior to signing and implementing, calculate claims for damages, compensation, maintenance, etc
carry out administrative duties, e.g. completing time sheets so that charges for work can be calculated and billing clients for work done on their behalf, take referrals from other firms of solicitors when a conflict of interest arises or if they have no specialist practitioner available, keep up to date with changes and developments in the law.