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Pupilage requirements

  • At Gikera & Vadgama Advocates pupillage program is for 6 months. Pupils gain invaluable firsthand experience in corporate law, civil litigation, conveyancing and commercial law, Maritime & transport and Energy & infrastructure. The program also offers an Honorarium for the Pupils during this period.
  • Interviews for pupillage take place in November each year for a January intake; therefore applications must be received by September every year.
  • Pupillage requirements are that you have attained a law degree from a recognized university and have completed classwork at Kenya School of Law.
  • You should apply to the Human Resource Manager and include a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter info@gvalawfirm.com .

Your CV should include:-

  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital/ family status
  • Citizenship
  • Copies of transcripts from both University and Kenya school of Law
  • Work experience
  • Any other relevant experience
  • Referees
  • Interests

Title: Advocates (Lawyer)

Reports to: Head of Department / Partners

Direct Report: Intern, Court Clerks, Office Assistants

Law Firm : Gikera and Vadgama Advocates – Nanyuki – email info@gvalawfirm.com

The Role: Conveyancing Advocate

Responsibilities:

1. To manage all client work allocated by Head of Department or other partner, and in accordance with detailed procedures and quality standards contained in the GVA Office & HR Manual, QMS Manual and GVA Values.

2. To ensure that all client work is progressed expeditiously and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and costs.

3. To exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner at all times.

4. To ensure confidentiality and security of all of the Practice’s and client documentation and information.

5. To achieve agreed levels of billing and time recording.

6. In close liaison with the HOD and Accounts Department to be responsible for overall responsibility for credit control on own matters.

7. To comply with the Legal Profession Rules and Code of Conduct

8. To maintain clear and precise communications with other personnel of the Practice.

9. To ensure good working relationships with external institutions and Law Firms.

10. To supervise, support, train and develop immediate support staff e.g. Interns.

11. To take responsibility for and attend to self-development.

12. In conjunction with the Practice, to comply with the relevant training requirements of the Law Society and to assist with in-house training as may be required.

13. In liaison with the Head of Department and other partners, to be active in promoting the services of the Practice and its image and ethos.

14. Implementing the client satisfaction and feedback program throughout the client’s representative.

15. Ensuring the promotion of customer focus throughout representation;

16. Specific responsibilities – [As per the Practice Area and Contract of Employment]

17. Perform any other duty as required and assigned

Resumes sent to info@gvalawfirm.com

Title: Head of Finance

Reports to: Head of Department / Partners

Law Firm : Gikera and Vadgama Advocates

The Role: Finance Manager

Responsibilities:

A graduate with bachelor’s degree in Finance or in related field. Holder of CPA or its equivalent and should be registered as an accountant with ICPAK and must be of good standing. Should be computer literate and especially ERP system.

Should have at least 5 years experiencing in management and financial accounting. Experience should also include ability to produce a budget for the firm and report on its compliance. Should be able to produce periodical management reports. Be conversant with keeping clientele records including proper updating of their ledgers through invoicing and following any debts uncollected. Should be able to keep proper books of accounts through to the production of a Trial balance and consequently financial statements.

Ability of team leadership. Adherence to professional ethics, integrity, strong judgement and excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
Be able to report on risk envisaged on client’s records

Resumes sent to info@gvalawfirm.com

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