Legal Specialist

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: -
Recruiter: Future Careers
Job Ref: FCLS-0031_5747
Summary:

Currently our client has a vacancy for a Legal Specialist in Johannesburg.

 

 

Job Description

Duties (will include but not limited to):

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality

  • Comply with SHEQ requirements (SHEQ Toolbox)
  • Utilise the Information Management System (IMS) to initiate, investigate and report SHEQ status
  • Understand legislation relating to SHEQ and advise the business on application and compliance

Customers

  • Ensure customer satisfaction by providing quality legal service to the business
  • Interpret formal feedback from General Counsel and identified persons

General Legal:

  • Deal with day-to-day legal issues as they arise and as instructed
  • Conduct legal research and draft opinions
  • Inform customers of changes to legislation and the common law
  • Create and be the custodian of Legal Updates Newsletter (in consultation with General Counsel)
  • Take instructions from the business units, analyse legal position and make recommendations independently as required or in consultation with General Counsel and/or external legal counsel as required

Company Secretarial:

General

  • Complete necessary CoR forms and update the company's Group company information at the CIPC
  • Submit annual returns for the company's Group Companies
  • Ensure the company's Group company and share registers are kept up to date manually and via electronic database
  • Draft resolutions as instructed
  • Prepare board packs as instructed
  • Draft minutes as instructed
  • Oversee PA in the maintenance and updating of FICA packs
  • Assist General Counsel with resolution of queries raised by external auditors during annual audits

Specific

  • Act independently as Company Secretary for the company's dormant companies and ensure legal compliance pursuant thereto

Legislative Compliance:

  • Ensure that the company's Group companies and business units are in compliance with legislation, including but not limited to:
    • Companies Act 2008
    • Consumer Protection Act 2008
  • "SHEQ" legislation, including:
    • Occupational Health and Safety Act
    • Mines Health and Safety Act
    • National Environmental Management Act
    • Air Quality Control Act
    • National Water Act
    • Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act
    • Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act
  • Identity areas of non-compliance and prepare reports to General Counsel in that regard
  • Advise on remedies for non-compliance

Trusts:

  • Act as trustee for the company's Foundation, the company's Rehabilitation Trust and company's Pension Fund
  • Act as alternate trustee for General Counsel as required

Property:

  • Attend to the drafting and registration of servitudes
  • Draft all documents relating to the disposal, acquisition, transfer and subdivision of immovable property
  • Liaise with external legal consultant and resolve all queries relating to title deeds and land registration/ownership in the company

Intellectual Property:

  • Register, protect and defend the companies intellectual property, including domain names

Contracts:

  • Negotiate, draft, comment on, and ratify legal agreements as required

Templates:

  • Draft standard legal templates as instructed by General Counsel, such as breach notices, letters of demand, etc.

Labour:

  • Provide legal advice on labour related issues

Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration:

  • Initiate, prosecute/defend, settle minor legal disputes independently
  • Assist General Counsel in the initiation, prosecution/defence, settlement of major legal disputes

Legal Resources:

  • Maintain and update the Legal Resources Database (manual and online)
  • Oversee PA in maintenance of the Legal Filing System and electronic database

 

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