Compliance Counsel

This is an exciting opportunity in London with an industry leader in the field of employment law with a global reach, dedicated to supporting in-house teams. With lawyers across the globe, they provide comprehensive solutions to the global employer community. This role would be best suited to a proactive, commercially aware individual with a passion for compliance and a track record of success. Furthermore, the firm has an excellent culture prioritising inclusivity and diversity, fostering a dynamic environment since their founding.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing compliance strategies across their UK offices.
  • Setting and implementing the firm’s overall compliance strategy across the UK with the Compliance Partner (COLP) and reporting to the Board in respect of same.
  • Acting as the firm’s assistant general counsel, in respect of all internal legal advice matters.
  • Updating the firm on regulatory changes and adapting the firm’s policies accordingly.
  • Overseeing client onboarding processes, including AML and sanctions.
  • Managing data privacy policies and IT security audits.
  • Advising on legal, ethical, and regulatory issues, including SRA’s Code of Conduct.
  • Maintaining risk registers, conflict registers, and regulatory records.

Essential Qualifications:

  • UK Qualified Lawyer with 5+ years PQE.
  • Experience in AML environments and SRA regulations.
  • Knowledge of GDPR and data privacy issues.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Experience in collaborative environments.
  • Ability to work under pressure with attention to detail.
  • Experience with LLPs and ISO27001.
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