Compliance Solicitor

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£40000 - £58500 per annum
Closing date
18 Mar 2021

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My client is a large regional multi service law firm based in South Manchester who are looking for a Compliance Solicitor to joint the team - initially on a remote working basis

Main Duties:

• Work with the Legal Director to manage the firm's risk and incident registers and assist in specific investigations as appropriate.
• Identifying and analysing risks and assess if the firm's internal compliance controls and policies are operating effectively and recommending ways to strengthen that internal risk structure.
• Provide support, education and training to build risk awareness within the firm.
• Prepare regular reports of all trends and issues and coordinating the file review process and key dates process.
• Regularly review the compliance policies and procedures, ensuring compliance.
• Management of the firm's quality accreditations
• Raise awareness of emerging compliance issues and related policies and procedures.
• Undertake regular audits on all legal departments.
• Monitor and consider the impact of regulatory and legislative changes to identify gaps in the firm's compliance knowledge and address those gaps.
• Design or implement improvements in communication, monitoring, or enforcement of compliance standards.
• Assist with complaints handling and ensuring timely responses are issued.
• Provide input into business and strategic decisions from a compliance perspective.
• Proactive approach to risk and compliance support to internal projects, such as the development of new IT systems, to ensure that regulatory responsibilities are met.

Our ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

• A Solicitor or equivalent legal qualification.
• A minimum of three years' post qualification experience in managing risk and compliance within a legal environment.
• Detailed knowledge and experience of the SRA and the regulatory framework and associated rules and legislation including relevant accreditations.
• Proven ability to build confidence, respect and credibility with colleagues and to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
• Strong analytical skills with a pragmatic "problem-solving" approach.
• Strong influencing skills.
• The confidence to take responsibility and work independently while keeping others informed of progress and escalating issues where appropriate.


• Temporarily based remotely due to COVID-19
• A combination of home and office based working available
• Highly competitive salary - negotiable for the right candidate
• 28 days annual leave (including 8 days bank holiday)
• Opportunity to accrue up to 4 days additional annual leave
• Opportunity to purchase an additional 5 days annual leave
• Time off in lieu
• Time off for birthday
• Flexible working hours
• Company events


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




Find Us
0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
M3 3EB
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