KCB Head of Litigation Services Job in Kenya

Job: Head of Litigation Services

The Position: Reporting to the Company Secretary, the job-holder will be responsible for managing Litigation cases including non-debt recovery cases and court orders served on the Bank and ensure that the Bank’s interests are not prejudiced either before court, in the public domain or business environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing litigation cases mainly injunction suits filed for and against the Bank and minimizing financial and reputation risks
  • Controlling  and management of legal costs with a view to minimizing the same
  • Acceptance of summonses
  • Management of external litigation lawyers’ performance
  • Preparation of witnesses and evidence
  • Management of court cases including arbitrations.
  • Creating legal awareness
  • Giving legal guidance in respect of court proclamations, court orders, and court applications. Letters of administration, garnishee orders, court injunctions, plaints, defenses, third party proceedings, originating summons etc served on the Bank
  • Issuing instructions to external Advocates to take conduct of Bank cases
  • Vetting of fee notes to ensure compliance with the Remuneration Order
  • Peruse, review and analyze quarterly reports and make recommendations to the business on the findings and also take corrective action where appropriate
The Person
  • Law degree from a reputable university
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing license
  • CPS (K) Certified Public Secretary Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • Commissioner for oaths and Notary Public will be an added advantage.
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • A Minimum of 8 years post- admission experience preferably in the legal services environment within Financial/Banking Sector out of which 5 must be in a senior position.
  • Good grasp of court processes and arbitration rules and new civil procedures Rules.
  • Good understanding and experience of the High Court and Court of Appeal processes.
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to prioritize work and deliver high quality output within tight deadlines
  • Must be resourceful, creative and has high follow-through ability.
  • Should have excellent organizational skills and analytical and computer skills.
The above position is a demanding role which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate. 
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

To be considered your application must be received by Jan. 22, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: January 18, 2014 — 8:57 am