Compliance Analyst

  • Manchester
  • Permanent
  • £26,000 - £28,000 per annum

Our client is a Top 100 Manchester Law firm, and they have a fantastic opportunity for a Compliance Analyst to join their Risk and Compliance Department in Manchester, with occasional travel to offices in Liverpool and London.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Law degree or equivalent legal training.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Complete procedural file reviews for all areas of the firm.
  • Monitoring and actioning SmartSearch alerts and reporting back to fee earners.
  • Handling risk & compliance queries from staff which come through to the central mailbox or via telephone.
  • Maintain the firm’s SRA records through mySRA, as well as practising certificates for solicitors and other lawyers.
  • Completing the firm’s bulking practising certificate renewal exercise.
  • Managing the new starter process for the team which involves collating regulatory questionnaires, liaising with other central teams, speaking with heads of departments regarding any file or client transfers.
  • Liaising with new starters to ensure their details are updated with the relevant regulatory board, and ensuring any relevant checks are carried out and training is completed.
  • Delivering risk & compliance induction sessions for all new starters, as well as other ad-hoc training for staff on risk issues.
  • Updating central registers, including the JMW staff list and those registers relating to logging internal breaches.
  • Dealing with data protection for the firm, such as data breaches and subject access requests.
  • Assisting in preparation for external assessments, such as Lexcel and CQS.
  • Research regarding legal and regulatory changes affecting the firm.
  • Liaising with our Client Services Team and reviewing referral agreements.
  • Supporting the risk & compliance team in a variety of day-to-day tasks.

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For an initial discussion, please contact Anri on a.winchester@clayton-legal.co.uk

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