Risk & Compliance Officer

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  • Salary : Up to £35,000 + Benefits

Our client is a prestigious London law firm – they are now looking to recruit an experienced Risk & Compliance Officer to provide support to their offices on all aspects of risk, regulatory compliance and conflicts.


The standard hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm. The salary on offer is £25,000 to £35,000 (dependent upon experience) + Benefits. This role is a permanent position, and the client are currently using a hybrid working approach – 3 days working in the office, 2 days from home.


This is a fantastic Risk & Compliance Officer opportunity to join one of the most highly regarded law firms in London!


Your responsibilities as a Risk & Compliance Officer will include:

  • Matter Inception: assisting in on-boarding new clients and matters and ensuring that all details are correct in accordance with regulatory standards and firm policy
  • Anti-Money Laundering: conducting client due diligence, reviewing KYC documentation and undertaking AML and sanctions searches on clients as appropriate and escalating any issues to the MLRO
  • Terms of Engagement: assisting the firm in maintaining a uniform application of engagement terms as well as reviewing, advising on and recording client-imposed terms
  • On-going monitoring and risk assessment: reviewing any changes to the client which may have an impact on client or matter risk and dealing with these in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Matter Maintenance:  ensuring that matter information is kept accurate and up to date
  • Firm Policy and Procedure: reviewing firm policies and ensuring that they are kept up-to-date and in line with regulatory requirements
  • Confidentiality: assisting in setting up and amending information barriers and insider lists as required

Requirements as a Risk & Compliance Officer include:

  • Ideally you will have Risk/Compliance experience gained from a professional services firm
  • Previous experience of working in a compliance function within a regulated body
  • Law degree or GDL qualification, with some legal work experience
  • AML experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a framework of regulatory compliance
  • The capability, after training if necessary, to identify conflicts and risk within a law firm