In-House Compliance Solicitor - Leeds

Competitive + Benefits
19 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Gemma Crossley
Full time
Contract type
In-House Compliance Solicitor - Leeds

A new opportunity has arisen within a top 20 firm for a compliance solicitor, ideally at the 2-5 PQE level, to join them at their Leeds office.

This role would focus primarily on advising the firm on the conflicts and confidentiality rules in the SRA Code of Conduct and the common law relating to conflicts of interest, advising the firm and partnership on a wide range of regulatory and professional conduct issues, including in relation to conflicts, confidentiality and disclosure, anti-money laundering, sanctions and bribery and corruption, assisting the Director with the full audit and assessment of the firm's compliance with the new regulatory regime of Outcomes Focused Regulation (OFR) and assisting the Director in assessing and monitoring the firm's compliance with the SRA Handbook to enable the requisite self-certification of compliance to be made to the SRA.

The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of both the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 and the SRA Handbook 2011, experience of advising Partners on complex conflict (both legal and commercial), experience of the AML regime and the ability to influence partners and senior management.

Experience at a large commercial law firm with excellent general understanding of relevant legal documentation and transactions undertaken by commercial law firms. Relevant level of experience in a compliance or risk management role, or experience working as a fee-earning lawyer, at a large commercial law firm would be useful.
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