Risk & Compliance Lawyer

The Risk and Compliance Lawyer will work closely with the Risk Partner and Managing Partner to promote best practice in the area of risk and compliance management across the Firm. The Risk and Compliance Lawyer will assist in aligning the Firm's risk and compliance standards across all areas of the business.

  • Promoting best practice in the area of risk and compliance, which will include, but not be limited to:
    • Engagement Letters and Terms of Business
    • Money laundering
    • Business Acceptance/Conflicts
    • Professional and Ethical considerations – Code of Conduct
    • Data Protection
    • Ethical Walls and Information Barriers
  • Monitoring developments in non-financial regulatory matters
  • Overseeing and updating the Firm's Risk Register
  • Supporting the Risk Partner in the setting of risk and compliance strategy, risk assessment and corporate governance
  • Advising the Firm on ethical issues
  • Investigating and researching complaints and claims
  • Assisting the Risk Partner in administering the Firm's PI cover
  • Assisting in the Implementation of a programme to improve the Firm's standards of file management and archiving
  • Implementing and overseeing the improvement in housekeeping standards across the Firm
  • Promoting administrative good practice
Skills and Experience
  • At least 4 to 5 years post qualification experience in a litigation or risk and compliance role within a large organisation, either as a solicitor in a law firm or professional services firm, or as General Counsel in a corporate.
  • Litigation or risk and compliance experience essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Project management and organisation skills
  • Ability to establish credibility, effectively engage with and influence at all levels
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative, is proactive and committed to assignment completion