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Head of Compliance

Jameson Legal
England, London, City of London
£80000 - £100000 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Practice area
Risk and compliance, Regulatory
Contract type
Full time
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Solicitor, Other
Private practice

Job Details

An exciting opportunity as the Head of Compliance has come to market within a prestigious Legal 500 firm situated in London. In this role, you will oversee the firm's compliance efforts and provide leadership in adhering to regulatory standards. Reporting directly to the Management Committee, you will be instrumental in managing the compliance function to ensure alignment with industry best practices and legal requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing comprehensive risk mitigation strategies, processes, and frameworks to ensure regulatory compliance and protect the firm from potential losses.
  • Analysing changes in regulatory environments and developing recommendations on adapting existing risk and compliance programs accordingly.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert on regulatory issues impacting the business, and providing guidance to the partnership on issues of risk and compliance.
  • Leading and managing the Risk & Compliance team.
  • Establishing and maintaining robust compliance programs, including policy and procedure development, training, and auditing.
  • Collaborating with the IT & Facilities Manager to integrate risk management and compliance processes into the firm's IT infrastructure.
  • Leading risk projects to ensure that they are correctly scoped and implemented. This will range from implementing new policies and procedures to reviewing onboarding procedures.
  • Building a safe, supportive, and transparent culture around risk and compliance matters.
  • Managing new and evolving risks proactively, and ensuring that regulatory requirements are met as part of a strong risk management strategy.
  • Acting as a point of escalation for complaints handling.
  • Collaborating with the firm's Data Protection Officer to ensure compliance with legislation.
  • Advising on sanctions and ensuring compliance.
  • Overseeing procurement (within the Risk and Compliance team) which deals with both supplier contracts and unusual client terms.
  • Providing relevant risk and compliance training or arranging for training to take place.

Key Attributes required:

  • Having a lead compliance role directly supporting the COLP or previously holding the COLP.
  • Being a qualified Lawyer is preferred (Ideally E&W).
  • Extensive experience working with the SRA Standards and Regulations.
  • Experience in regulatory compliance within a legal landscape.

For a confidential chat about this or other roles we are handling, please contact Solomon Cairns at:

Please note that where a level of preferred experience or qualification is indicated, this is a guideline only and does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

Jameson Legal acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.


Jameson Legal is a multi award winning international consultancy specialising in the recruitment of lawyers and legal personnel. Our clients include many of the leading international law firms as well as the in-house legal departments of major private companies and publicly listed multi-nationals. 

We have dedicated teams of specialist consultants focusing on:

- Local and international private practice recruitment;

- Local and international in-house recruitment;

- Partner and General/Regional Counsel level recruitment and search.

Jameson Contract Solutions ("JCS"​) is part of Jameson Legal and provides lawyers to work on an interim basis. Through our existing network we can provide clients with a selection of the very best lawyers on the market. These lawyers are carefully vetted to ensure that they are of the highest standard. They are ready to work both nationally and internationally.

Jameson Legal Tech is an innovative new service, where we are working with pioneering legal tech and venture capital companies to expand into new markets. Our initial partnership with App4Legal - Legal Practice Management Software is a ground breaking development for Jameson Legal, giving our clients and candidates the opportunity to employ a "best in breed" legal technology.

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020 3427 3148
24 Greville Street

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