Head of Legal
Responsibilities and work outputs include but not limited to :
Develop and drive the implementation of a legal strategy and framework in line with business
strategic objectives that ensures stakeholders receive optimal legal support.
Communicate and distil best practice legal concepts into business, ensuring that lessons learned
are communicated both within and outside the legal community.
Engage with stakeholders to analyse legal and compliance requirements and provide
stakeholders with concise, accurate, timely legal advice and legally sound solutions to business
Identify opportunities to develop new processes and practices to strengthen the quality and
consistency of legal and compliance opinions.
Develop and maintain a platform / repository for sharing legal opinions, agreements, and
information to support the consistency and quality of these documents / information within the
various teams and across the group.
Experience and Qualifications :
Relevant Legal degree (B Proc or LLB)
Masters in Commercial or Insurance Law (LLM) (will be advantageous).
Admitted attorney or advocate in South Africa.
Knowledge of legislation that impacts the Financial Services Industry (e.g. Long and Short Term
Insurance Acts, Financial Intelligence Centre Act, Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act;
Regulatory Authority Notices and Directives, etc.)
Excellent business-writing skills.