Legal Compliance Manager

  • Job Reference: BH-36499
  • Date Posted: 9 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Law Staff Limited
  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £60,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: Regulatory & Compliance
  • Personnel Type: Office Manager

Job Description

Are you an experienced Legal Compliance Manager seeking a new challenge in a leading Legal 500 Firm?

Our client is seeking a Legal Compliance Manager experienced within a compliance or risk management role, or you could be a Solicitor within Litigation or Regulatory Law.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a good understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct and general compliance issues, coupled with a sound understanding of Lexcel/ISO requirements.  You will be capable of applying and comprehending AMLO legislation and Affinity Group Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for the Legal Sector. Additionally, you must demonstrate the ability and confidence to suggest appropriate responses for the MLRO/MLCO in scenarios presented by fee earners.

The Firm:
Our client is a distinguished law firm, ranked in the Top 500 and holding numerous prestigious accreditations in recognition of their exceptional legal advice. With a rich history spanning two centuries, they have cultivated a strong and respected presence as a premier law firm in the Hertfordshire and London regions. Committed to progress, they are continually evolving and have a dedicated team of over 100 professionals.

What will be expected from you?
  • Handling of complaints to reduce risk and implement improvements
  • Handling of claim/circumstance notifications and management of claims
  • Providing support and guidance on fraud and regulatory risk and compliance (AML, Terrorist Financing Regulations, SRA rules, SAR, Financial Services Regulation GDPR)
  • Drafting policies and procedures and keeping up to date with current legislation
  • Regularly reviewing firm policies and procedures, making recommendations for improvements
  • Providing analysis of the firm’s risk assessment data
  • Assisting in the research of any compliance failures and recommending improvements
  • Assist the SRO’s with annual WIQS and CQS reaccreditation.
  • Assist the COLP, Managing Partner and PII Partner with PII and the practising certificate renewal
  • Acting as the main point of contact for the ICO and ensuring that the annual data protection fee is paid
  • Act as an independent audit function to assess MLR practiced
  • Lead data protection compliance
  • including but not limited to (reporting data breaches internally, logging Data Protection Impact Assessments and dealing with subject access requests)
  • Work with HR and the COLP to develop compliance training
  • Line management of the Compliance Executive
  • Reviewing supplier contracts and reporting to the relevant practice support leader on any identified issues and recommendations, prior to contracts being signed

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