Head of Legal Services: Group Life Insurance – Pretoria Gauteng

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Head of Legal Services

Group Life Insurance

Salary Market Related

We are recruiting for a Registered Attorney with 8 years or more experience within insurance and pension law. Group life insurance will be an advantage.


  • LLB or higher degree
  • Registered Attorney with 8 to 10 years related experience.
  • At least 8-10 years’ experience in pensions law and insurance law (experience in the law relating to group life insurance will be an advantage)
  • Sound knowledge of South African law
  • In-depth knowledge of Pension Funds Act, provisions of Income Tax Act relating to retirement funds and relevant insurance legislation, as well as a sound knowledge of other laws affecting retirement fund administrators, retirement funds, financial services providers and insurers providing group life insurance.
  • Risk Management,
  • Compliance and legal projects management
  • Legal advice and documentation reviews


  • Provide leadership to the  legal team and ensure that the team functions effectively
  • Allocate requests for legal opinions to a legal adviser and consult with the adviser where required
  • Provide accurate and timely legal advice on matters relating mainly to pensions law and insurance law
  • Interpret existing legislation and regulatory instruments (“legislation”) and the impact thereof on clients
  • Assist in providing comments via industry bodies on draft or proposed new/amended legislation with a view to ensure, as far as possible, that such legislation will be unambiguous and fair towards clients
  • Inform  of any new/amended legislation that may affect the business and provide guidance on the implications thereof for, and actions to be taken by, the business
  • Provide regular reports to  on regulatory developments in the employee benefits industry
  • Draft or vet non-standard contracts and ensure that the terms thereof are reasonable and that interests are duly protected
  • Assist with analysing and resolution of disputes, and manage litigation
  • Represent  at stakeholder engagements or industry bodies, if required.

Email Resume: cv@burnabys.co.za

Job Information

Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 09 Nov 2020 Expire in: 5 days

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