Practice Manager Job Vacancy At Breakthrough Attorneys -Zanzibar

Practice Manager Job Vacancy At Breakthrough Attorneys -Zanzibar

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Practice Manager Job Vacancy At Breakthrough Attorneys -Zanzibar



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Breakthrough Attorneys is an ultramodern legal practice based in Tanzania having a spectrum of cross-borders practices that caters for local and multinational corporations, financial institutions, government entities as well as business private individuals concerning their legal needs around the globe.

Breakthrough Attorneys offers;
- A competitive, commendable and timely capability in legal practice as regards the commercial and corporate practices.
- An in-depth advisory and representation capability in matters of regulatory framework, subsidies and taxes, corporate secretarial and finance issues as well as Antitrust and Competition, Anti Money Laundering, and Anti-Bribery matters.

- A way in to a well of understanding and knowledge to key industry sectors including but not limited to manufacturing, breweries, wildlife and tourism, infrastructure and transport, telecommunications, real estate and so forth.
- putting the quality of the service that we offer our clients above all else is important to our clients and that knowledge and execution is what sets us apart from our competition.



JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Practice Manager


JOB DESCRIPTION

Client care & Practice support:

· Receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and decide on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests.

· To develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals


Business Development:

· To be strategic and commercially aware and be fully familiar with the Firm’s strategies. Be able to have a knowledgeable discussion about the market the firm operates in, the threats and opportunities the firm faces, and the future plans for the firm and their role in those plans.

· Ability to identify projects and use their initiative to get them up and running.

. Attract additional business from new customers and cross-selling


Professional Development:

· To have a clear understanding of what it would take to develop a career to the next level.

· Attend internal training and external training as and when required.

· Maintain high standards of professional conduct while generating adequate practice income, ensuring that the fees earned

· Sufficiently exceed total costs and expenses incurred.


Reliability:

· Proven track record of effectively delegating work to other members of the department and supervising the work effectively.

· Successfully be in charge of a matter that involves other departments.


Advocacy Skills:

· To provide a high-quality legal service to all clients.

· Offering advice on the law, legal procedures, and a wide range of associated issues

· Research on a diverse range of assigned issues, documents, and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures

· Keeping up-to-date with changes in the law


Litigation:

· Drafting and reviewing of litigation documents including pleadings, notices, affidavits & correspondence; submissions; etc

· Furnishing legal opinions and advice on any areas of the law arising in civil & commercial litigation

· Consultations with clients and counsel

· Reviewing new legislations regularly and keep updated all the time

· Attending court at the High Court and Magistrate’s Courts and/or all tribunals

· Conducting negotiations with a view to settling potentially litigious matters

· Conducting the administration of an attorney’s practice, including file management and electronic time-keeping

· Leading and handling all corporate assignments for the firm as assigned


Drafting Ability:

· Draw up contracts and other legal documents ensuring attention to detail

· Finalizing legal documents without supervision


Case & Transaction management:

· To be able to demonstrate that they are technically very able across a sufficiently wide area, able to work without significant supervision, and have developed particular strength and reputation in their work area.

· To be able to show a track record of achieving their fee targets and time targets and that the targets are appropriate for their position and level of qualification.


Minimum Requirements:

· LLB Degree from a recognized University

· Must hold the most current Zanzibar Practicing Certificate as an Advocate of the High court of Tanzania

· A minimum of 5 years of work experience in a busy Litigation department preferably with a competitive law firm is highly desirable.

· Experience in handling a range of corporate matters is highly preferable

· A successful track record in Commercial transactions will be an added advantage.

· Masters Degree in the relevant areas of specialization especially Masters in Corporate and Commercial law, taxation, etc is an added advantage


Competencies and Skills required:

· Broad base of legal practice experience

· Excellent communication (fluent in English), presentation, research & analytical skills.

· Demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills

· Developed interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with clients and individuals at all levels across the Firm

· Ability to foster positive relationships with all individuals across the Firm

· Must have high moral integrity and character

· Highly organized and good time management skills

· Computer and other relevant technology competencies (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, use of gadgets)

· Focused on performance and results

· Poised to work under pressure with very little supervision

· Focused and inquisitive learner, proactively pursue opportunities to build expertise and skills

· Desire and ability to learn from and confer on an ongoing basis with other Advocates of the Firm when the handling matters with a view to continuously developing professional knowledge and expertise;

· Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and focus

· Smart and friendly at the place of work.


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