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Risk and Compliance Lawyer 

Law Firm Compliance Experience Required

£75K-£80K + Benefits + Bonus


Ref: 4025D2

Our client, a national law firm, is looking for a Risk and Compliance Lawyer to work alongside the Head of Risk and Compliance. 

  • Monitoring and continuing to improve risk and compliance across the business.
  • Providing accurate, proportionate, commercial and risk-based specialist legal, regulatory, risk or compliance advice and escalating in accordance with process.
  • Day to day responsibility, subject to escalation, for investigating and resolving all formal complaints, incidents and breaches, establishing the causes and reporting on mitigation and themes.
  •  Managing firmwide risks particularly around ethical, regulatory and conduct risks including updating and reporting on risk registers. 
  •  Undertaking the R&C file reviews including thematic reviews and audits, ensuring that all corrective actions are mitigated, and any trends/issues are managed. 
  • Analysing all R&C data and providing succinct and meaningful reports on trends, emerging risk issues or developments, providing suggestions for mitigation and updating the departmental risk registers.
  •  Responsibility for managing the R&C team's responses to client requests/questionnaires and tenders including escalating to the Risk & Compliance committee as required with recommendations to mitigate risks.
  •  Keeping up to date with emerging risk issues, as appropriate, preparing reports to the Risk & Compliance committee and/or the Exec with recommendations around mitigation.
  • Developing and communicating concise and user-friendly R&C policies, procedures, guidance and communications.
  • Monitoring and considering the impact of regulatory and legislative changes to identify gaps in the firm's risk and compliance knowledge and being proactive to address those gaps.
  • Providing input into business and strategic decisions from a risk and compliance perspective, including providing support for internal projects to ensure that our regulatory responsibilities are met.
  • Undertake any other ad hoc duties as required, commensurate with the level of the post.

You should be a Qualified Solicitor or other legal professional with a detailed understanding of and some working experience of the regulatory framework, including the SRA Handbook, regulatory standards and procedures, GDPR and other relevant legislation and regulation.

NB the firm has offices nationally within England and the role can be based at any of these or else be fully home based in England or Wales but with a bi-monthly in person team meeting at one of the offices (sorry -  not Scotland or NI unfortunately, due to travelling cost & time).

So, if that sounds like you, then please send your details to our MD, David Symes FCA, at (including home address or post code & a contact no) however please note we cannot reply to all applications so only successful applications will be contacted (although under no circumstances are your details ever passed on without your specific permission).


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