Head of Risk & Compliance

We are working with a prestigious law firm that is seeking an experienced Head of Risk and Compliance. This pivotal role involves guiding and supporting the firm in all aspects of risk and compliance, working closely with the COLP on a broad spectrum of responsibilities including conflicts and breach reporting, AML, complaints, and claims.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Provide expert advice, guidance, and training on compliance with professional rules and statutes.
  • Management: Lead core compliance functions and manage Junior Compliance Officers.
  • Policy Development: Develop and monitor AML compliance policies and procedures.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the MLRO on submitting SARs to the NCA.
  • Standards Compliance: Ensure firm-wide readiness for Lexcel standard reviews.
  • Regulatory Oversight: Oversee SRA Standards and Regulations matters, assist with compliance breaches and conflicts of interest.
  • Professional Negligence: Manage professional negligence matters and liaise with PII insurers.
  • Data Protection: Handle GDPR queries, DSARs, and data deletion requests.
  • Audit and Feedback: Conduct targeted audits and deliver feedback for practice improvement.

Candidate Profile:

  • Experience: Proven track record in a similar role within a law firm, with extensive knowledge of SRA and statutory requirements.
  • Qualifications: Legal or related qualifications are essential.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in IT, including case management systems.
  • Communication: Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Attributes: Professional, proactive, detail-oriented, with the ability to manage and supervise a team effectively.

Why Join Our Client?

  • Values: Join a firm that upholds the highest standards of honesty, integrity, excellence, and supportiveness.
  • Professional Growth: Engage in a culture committed to maintaining high compliance standards and continuous improvement.
  • Strategic Impact: Play a critical role in shaping and managing the firm’s risk and compliance strategy.

Application Process:

If you are a seasoned risk and compliance professional ready to take on this leadership role, we invite you to apply. Equally, if you would simply like to have a confidential conversation about your career & future prospects then please contact Thomas Eastwood | +44 1727 615 190 |

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