Legal Officer at United Bank For Africa Plc (UBA)

United Bank For Africa Plc (UBA) is welcoming suitably qualified applicants for the vacant position of a Legal Officer. This job opportunity is available at the Head Office in Nigeria. Please look through the full details of the position below:

  • Job Title: Legal Officer

  • Employment Type: Permanent, Full-Time
  • Work experience: 5 years
  • Location: Head Office at Lagos (Marina)
  • Job Field: Not specified


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About United Bank For Africa Plc (UBA)

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 African countries and 3 global financial centres: London, Paris and New York.

From a single country organization founded in 1949 in Nigeria UBA has grown to become a pan-African provider of financial services with over 11 million customers, through close to 1000 business offices and touch points globally.

United Bank For Africa (Uba)


Job Objective(s)

Managing the litigation portfolio of the Bank.


  • Prompt and strategic review and assessment of litigation portfolio to determine cases, which should be settled amicably.
  • Review and assessment of the Bank’s defence in matters in litigation and recommendation on settlement in respect of cases in which the Bank has no defence.
  • Proper monitoring of cases in court to ensure that the Bank’s interests are adequately protected.
  • Aggressive pursuit of recovery matters under the Litigation Recovery portfolio to ensure timely recovery of the Bank’s debts.
  • Effective prosecution of fraud cases to ensure judicially logical conclusions to serve as a deterrent to others.
  • Compile a list of fresh actions instituted against the Bank on monthly basis to be included in the schedule pending cases.
  • Review Judgments entered against the Bank in order to determine whether to submit to judgment or whether there are sufficient grounds on which to sustain an appeal.
  • Review subpoenas served on the Bank and advise Branch or Division on appropriate steps to take with respect to either Subpoena Ad Testificandu or Subpoena Duces Tecum.
  • Review miscellaneous interlocutory and injunctive orders against the Bank and advise Business offices on steps to be taken.
  • Review garnishee order nisi [interim orders], determine the implications of the order for the Bank and give necessary instructions to branches/solicitors (if need be).
  • Appraise the performance of external solicitors and recommend to management the solicitors to be retained or delisted.
  • Interfaces with external auditors of the Bank during audit, provide them with the schedule of pending litigations and respond to their queries
  • Interfaces with CBN and NDIC during an audit, provide them with the schedule of pending litigation, and selected case files, and respond to their queries.
  • Prepare a schedule of contingent liabilities for Financial Control which will be used for audit.
  • Represent the Bank and participate in the mediation sessions at the Lagos and Abuja Multi-Door courthouses
  • Refer deserving matters to Lagos Multi-Door courthouse for mediation and negotiation.
  • Participates in ADR procedures to ensure resolution of deserving matters without recourse to litigation.
  • Recommendation to management on possible terms of settlement and engage in negotiating a settlement in terms most favourable to the Bank.
  • Review of court processes proposed to be filed by our solicitors to ensure that the Bank is adequately protected.
  • Visit Police Stations/other law enforcement agencies to secure the release of staff on bail or to assist staff in making extra-judicial statements to the relevant agencies
  • Participate in sector meetings and activities as required.
  • Perform other functions delegated by the Unit Head or Divisional Head.


  • Minimum of First Degree in Law
  • LL. B (Bachelor of Laws)
  • Professional qualification (an advantage)
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience (in Litigation/legal practice or financial services institution).

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Sound knowledge of the law
  • Knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules of the High Courts of the various states
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Alternative dispute resolution skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good interpersonal relationship
  • Research and Analytical Skills
  • Brief writing skills.

What We Expect From You:

  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and responsibility.
  • Highly organized, proactive, ability to work independently and take ownership of tasks assigned.
  • Team player with the ability to work under pressure and ability to work with a wide variety of people and maintain an excellent business relationship.
  • High sense of confidentiality and discreteness.

Candidate’s Profile:

  • Our ideal candidate must have experience in Litigation, legal practice or financial service institutions.
  • Must be analytical with effective communication skills, have good alternative dispute resolution skills and brief writing skills.

What You Should Expect From Us:

  • Our corporate culture is defined by our core values. We do not just train our people to be the best in the job, we also offer encouragement, recognition, and rewards.
  • Whatever level you are at in your career, we offer plenty of opportunities and support to build a rewarding career at UBA.
  • Here in UBA, our employees are our greatest assets and so we built a recognition and reward system that boosts productivity and enhances staff retention, instituting a culture of meritocracy.



Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates should click here to Apply Online

Application Deadline: 22nd July, 2022.

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