Legal Department Introduction

The Legal Department promotes the mission of the Adder Hill Group for Inquiry and its affiliates by filing amicus briefs in cases and other issues of importance to the Adder Hill Group and its supporters.

A legal department is a corporate department that handles the legal affairs of an Adder Hill Group, agencies, and distributors. The legal department works with other Adder Hill group departments to address the internal and external legal concerns of the business and we do our best to keep the group functioning and out of legal trouble.

The legal department gives legal advice to all other in-house department to ensure the best legal approach is taken for business ventures. He advises them on matters of constitutional and national law. He may have to handle conflicting legal matters that involve international, public, and private law. In many cases, the legal department has to present information on a written or oral platform that all associates and staff can understand. The legal department must promote strong relationships with partners and clients of the group.

Drawing up and submitting major contracts, agreements and other legal documents are the responsibility of this department. In some cases, the legal department prepares and monitors the budgets and expenditures on certain projects.

Functions & duties of legal department:

  • Rendering effective legal assistance in the preparation of legal opinions, studies, reports and correspondence, as required from time to time by various Heads of Departments.
  • Supervising and overseeing the review, negotiation and drafting of major contracts, tender documents and other legal documents, as required by the operational departments.
  • Supervising legal research and analysis, identifying important issues and apprising the operational departments of emerging legal trends from court decision and tendering advice to avoid unnecessary litigation, etc.
  • Serving on various Standing Boards, Committees, ad-hoc working groups and task force, as required, to take care of legal niceties in framing of policies.
  • Assigning court cases to different panel lawyers keeping in view the nature and importance of the cases.
  • Supervising and monitoring the contesting of the cases in various courts of law.
  • Advising in the matter of preferring of appeals in superior courts and in the matter of taking recourse to other legal remedies.
  • Advising in vigilance matters as referred to Legal Branch.
  • Processing of various Fee Bills of advocates and settlements of fee etc., with other advocates.
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