Team Legalese

Legalese is not a law firm. We are a creative legal agency which has redesigned legal services to suit the creative industry, music industry, tech companies and startups. We celebrate invention above convention, ideas above amenability. This isn’t just lip service – everything from our approach to clients and the law, to our office and our working environment reflects this. Our team is dedicated to this vision. We think creatively and may act unconventionally while still maintaining extreme professionalism and excellence. We have a fun time, keep a sustainable work-life balance and wear comfortable shoes while doing it.

Open Positions:

Full-time Commercial Lawyer

About Us

Legalese is a creative legal agency which contributes to the growth of South Africa’s economy by redesigning legal services to make them affordable, accessible and understandable.

About You

We’re looking for an A-player commercial lawyer to join our full-time team. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with inspiring clients, diversify your skill-set and meaningfully contribute to this ever-evolving business.

This is the perfect gig for a commercial lawyer that loves being a lawyer, but doesn’t fit into the traditional practice environment. Your primary role will be drafting contracts, so you’ve got to love drafting, have a sharp attention to detail and be the sort of person that smiles when a client thanks you for your good work.

We’re looking for someone entrepreneurial and driven, but with a passion for drafting and solving client problems. Note, we consider a commercial lawyer to be one with experience with drafting agreements and not just commercial litigation experience.

What You Will Love

You get to be a lawyer without wearing uncomfortable shoes. You finally get to do what you love but work for clients you’re interested in.

Our office space has a music corner, the occasional puzzle and a selection of products from our clients. If you’re into free tickets to music shows, you’ll like the job perks.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting a variety of commercial agreements ranging from service agreements to license agreements. If you don’t love drafting, this job isn’t for you.
  • Taking care of legal needs for a wide selection of clients ranging from creative agencies to music festivals to tech companies to clothing brands
  • Assisting the team with legal research, proof reading for other lawyers and brainstorming with the team
  • Dealing with initial leads from prospective clients
  • Attending the odd marketing event, writing the odd thought leader article and just in general saying yes to things

Job Requirements:

  • 1 – 3 years of specialisation or experience in commercial law.
  • Proficient in drafting and reviewing commercial legal agreements such as service level agreements, employment agreements, shareholders agreements commercial leases, licensing agreements and loan agreements.
  • Additional legal skill sets such as property, labour, tax, regulations or intellectual property is a bonus. Unfortunately, litigation experience is not advantageous for this position
  • Experienced and comfortable with client management
  • A passion for working with SMEs
  • An interest in tech development, start-up trends and progressive legal solutions.
  • Based in Cape Town.

Salary Expectation:

R15 000.00 – R25 000.00 per month, dependent on experience

Application:

Send us an email to jobs@legalese.co.za with:

  • Subject: Full-time Commercial Lawyer
  • Your CV
  • A motivation explaining who you are and why you want to join the Legalese team

Part-time Commercial Lawyer

About Us

Legalese is a creative legal agency which contributes to the growth of South Africa’s economy by redesigning legal services to make them affordable, accessible and understandable.

About You

We’re looking for an A-player commercial lawyer to assist Legalese on a project basis. You’ll have the opportunity to choose your hours, work remotely and contribute to a diverse, innovative team. Note, we consider a commercial lawyer to be one with experience with drafting agreements and not just commercial litigation experience.

We often run at capacity and since we have bold goals for turnaround times, we’re looking for someone to join the team who can take on ad hoc work – between 1 – 20 hours a week, most weeks.

This is the perfect gig for lawyers who are taking a break from traditional practice or are already practicing part-time and are looking to increase your income. If you have experience with mergers and acquisitions, then we’d really love to chat to you!

What You Will Love

You get to be a lawyer without the typical structures you probably never loved. You will get to do what you love but work for clients you’re interested in. Plus you can work from anywhere and at any times.

If you ever feel like working with the team, we have an office in Cape Town and Joburg. If you’re into free tickets to music shows, you’ll like the job perks.

Requirements:

  • 2 – 5 years of specialisation or experience in commercial law.
  • Proficient in drafting and reviewing commercial legal agreements such as service level agreements, employment agreements, commercial leases, licensing agreements and loan agreements.
  • Competent with drafting and amending shareholders agreements, subscription agreements, term sheets and other M&A documents.
  • An interest in tech development, start-up trends and progressive legal solutions.
  • Based in Cape Town.

Salary:

Determined on a project basis.

Application:

Send us an email to jobs@legalese.co.za with:

  • Subject: Part-time Commercial Lawyer
  • Your CV
  • A motivation explaining who you are and why you want to join the Legalese team

We are building up a database, so if we don’t immediately contact you, don’t despair – we may be in touch in the future.

Part-time Legal Specialist

About Us

Legalese is a creative legal agency which contributes to the growth of South Africa’s economy by redesigned legal services to make them affordable, accessible and understandable.

About You

We’re hiring legal specialists to work with Legalese on a project basis. You’ll have the opportunity to choose your hours, work remotely and contribute to a diverse, innovative team.

Our business structure and operations has given us the ability to act as a one-stop-shop for South African businesses. We have an active client base, an energized team and well-oiled decentralized operations. This is the ideal gig for an entrepreneurial lawyer who is keen to start their own practice, but would prefer to join a team – for shared risk and share reward.

What You Will Love

You get to be a lawyer without the typical structures you probably never loved. You will get to do what you love but work for clients you’re interested in. Plus you can work from anywhere and at any times.

If you ever feel like working with the team, we have an office in Cape Town and Joburg. If you’re into free tickets to music shows, you’ll like the job perks.

Job Requirements

  • At least 3 years of specialisation in a particular legal field, ideally one which compliments the rest of the Legalese platform
  • An interest in tech development, startup trends and progressive legal solutions
  • A passion for in working with SMEs
  • An interest in tech development, start-up trends and progressive legal solutions.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset

Salary Expectation

Determined depending on the candidate and skill set

Application

Send us an email to jobs@legalese.co.za with:

  • Subject: Part-time Specialist Position
  • CV
  • A motivation explaining who you are and why you want to join the Legalese team

Contact Us

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190A Buitengracht St
Bo Kaap
Cape Town
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