Attorney-at-Law

JOB PURPOSE:

The incumbent is required protect the interests of the Corporation, reduce risk exposure and support the achievement targets set for the Corporation through the provision of legal advice.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to the Divisional Manager, Legal.
  • Works closely with Attorneys, Executive Management and other relevant stakeholders.

 

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advises on legal issues relating to the administration, interpretation and adherence of laws, statutory requirements and obligations relative to the Corporation’s operations.
  • Drafts and Reviews commercial contracts to ensure correct commercial engagement of suppliers.
  • Maintains database to capture laws and regulations to efficiently provide clarification and guidance on the Corporation’s non-construction business operations.
  • Adjudicates matters at a pre-litigation/ dispute resolution stage and negotiates amicable settlement.
  • Administers training to sensitise staff about the laws and regulations relevant to the Corporation’s operations to ensure compliance.
  • Conducts research on various aspects of the law.
  • Represents the Corporation and various operational committee meetings, court and meetings with stakeholders.
  • Advises and guides department Managers in execution of their duties.
  • Forms part of the Tender Evaluations Team and negotiating team with external stakeholders on behalf of the Corporation for contracts.
  • Assists with the preparation of reports.
  • Assists with monitoring and evaluating performance of subordinate staff through the enforcement of the Corporation’s Performance Management System, including conducting performance appraisals.
  • Co-ordinates and reviewing the work activities of subordinate employees.
  • Performs any other related duties and responsibilities consistent with the job title/position.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Law Degree.
  • Legal Education Certificate (LEC).
  • Admitted to practice Law in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience as an Attorney-at-Law with litigation and dispute resolution experience and at least two (2) years’ supervisory experience.
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution experience.
  • Contract formation, preparation, review and drafting experience.
  • Experience and working knowledge of the FIDIC Suite of Contracts will be an asset.
  • Training in negotiation and mediation will be an asset.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of landlord/tenant and real property law.
  • Working knowledge civil procedures and practices.
  • Working knowledge of legislation, procedures and practices relevant to the operations of the Corporation.
  • Strong drafting skills (detail-oriented, proofreading and grammatical accuracy).
  • Ability to apply technical aspects of the Law to practical business scenarios.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and information gathering skills.
  • Organised, self-motivated, results-oriented, persistent and committed, able to cope well in stress related environments.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and interpersonal).
  • Professional with autonomy, proactivity, empathy and high service orientation.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project).
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

 

Deadline for receipt of all applications is: April 20, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Reference
VAC-5270
Employer
Housing Development Corporation
Hours
Employment Type
Salary and benefits
Salary and benefits info not provided.
Salary
Salary negotiable
Your Career Level
Early Career
Years Experience
Minimum of Five (5) years'
Your Education Level
Bachelor of Law
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