Risk & Compliance Solicitor

  • Job Reference: 3946
  • Date Posted: 28 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Martin Pooley Associates
  • Location: Flexible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Practice Management, Regulatory
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Martin Pooley
  • Email: martin@martinpooley.co.uk

Job Description

Risk and Compliance Solicitor - full time

Experience: A minimum of 5 years PQE

Salary: Competitive and according to experience


The role

The appointed person will:

 Preferably have experience of fee earning legal work;

 Preferably be qualified with at least 5 years PQE ;

 Work independently but also with other members in the team;

 Be experienced in the following areas of legal compliance work:

 SRA Standards and Regulations, the SRA Code of Conduct in particular;

 Money Laundering Regulations, Proceeds of Crime Act and AML compliance generally;

 Data Protection;

 Risk management generally.

 Be prepared where necessary to draft and implement policies and procedures;

 Be expected to assist the Risk & Compliance Manager with:

 updating policies and procedures, terms of business, engagement letters etc.;

 maintaining the firm’s central registers;

 preparing and delivering risk and compliance training;

 day to day queries on conflicts of interest/confidentiality, professional; ethics/conduct and risk management generally;

 source of funds/wealth checks.


Essential skills:

The appointed person will:

 Demonstrate technical proficiency in all aspects of the law and regulations involved in the above work.

 Be confident in their analysis of, application and approach to the law and regulations;

 Possess a practical, problem solving attitude;

 Have a solution based focus;

 Possess good drafting skills;

 Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively;

 Be confident enough to work independently;

 Have proven ability to work to deadlines;

 Have excellent, verbal and written communication skills;

 Demonstrate good IT skills, preferably with experience in case management systems.


Salary and benefits:

The position is offered on a full-time basis. There will be the following benefits:

 Salary according to experience but will be competitive.

 25 days annual leave plus normal Bank Holidays.

 Pension scheme.