Risk Manager (Conflicts)

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
26 Feb 2018
09 Apr 2018
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Experience Level

A brand new position for a proactive, aspiring individual looking for their exciting next move into a supervisory role.

About the role

The fundamental responsibility of the Risk Manager (Conflicts) is to act as an escalation point for conflict issues taking into account legal / regulatory requirements, firm policy, as well as reputational and commercial conflict implications. You will act as a direct line manager for a brand new team of 5 Conflict Analysts.

The role is comprised of a combination of concise legal and business research and conflicts of interest analysis. It will involve identifying, reviewing / analysing conflicts reports, liaising with fee earners in order to ascertain if there is or could be a legal or commercial conflict. 

About you

We are seeking an individual with a can-do attitude who possesses an inquisitive and questioning mind. Successful candidates will have excellent attention to detail, with strong interpersonal skills, analytical background and technical knowledge of the Solicitors Code of Conduct (Chapter 3 and 4) and equivalent rules in other jurisdictions where we have offices.

Ideal candidates will be educated to degree level preferably with a law degree /or qualified in Compliance and have worked in a professional services environment with supervisory experience in this field. However, we will consider candidates with more or less experience providing they can demonstrate the required competencies.

About us 

CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 39 countries from 70 office worldwide. 

On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.  We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services.  And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”). 

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website. 

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online or contact Tahira Choudhry, Recruitment Advisor, for more information.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place.  Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.