Conflict Assistant

DLA Piper
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
19 Jul 2019
17 Sep 2019
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type

At DLA Piper we redefine the possible! 
We innovate. We collaborate. We care for our clients and people. We  'redefine the possible', through our thinking, our actions and a culture that fosters creativity and individuality. 

We encourage you to reach your full potential by exploring the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey.

If you are looking to build a career in Compliance or Risk Management this is an exciting opportunity to join a Global Leading Law firm as a Conflicts Assistant. The focus of this role would be to perform legal and commercial conflict searches using the Firm's Global Conflicts Database on behalf of lawyers throughout the International Firm's offices (excluding the US).     

This role is a shift based role with various shift patterns. Conflicts Assistants are assigned to shift patterns which are essentially split down to Day and Evening shifts. Actual shift hours will be clarified upon application and will be dependent upon vacancies.       


  • Review conflict search request information submitted by lawyers in the International Firm, for accuracy and completeness

  • Liaise with lawyers throughout the International Firm in connection with queries arising from conflict search requests

  • Carry out conflicts searches against information held within the firm's Global Conflicts Database

  • Analyse resulting information for conflicts purposes and identify the existence of potential conflict issues and bringing them to the attention of relevant lawyers

  • Maintain information held in the firm's commercial and sensitive matter database


  • Experience in a compliance/risk management role would be an advantage and candidates with extensive research and analysis experience will also be considered

  • Previous experience working in a commercial/law environment would be beneficial but not mandatory

  • Candidates should ideally be educated to degree level but non-graduates with previous compliance or conflicts search experience will also be considered

  • Analytical skills and attention to detail are an essential element of this role

  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

  • Ability to communicate effectively and exercise initiative

  • Ability to solve problems in a methodical and practical way

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.  We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering  practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.    


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully

  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in

  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

  • Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.      

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent.  Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.

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