UK - Conflicts Analyst /Lawyer, Business Acceptance

Employer
Dentons
Location
London, Glasgow, UK Remote
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Jan 2023

View more

Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice, Other specialist roles, Risk Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

We're seeking a Conflicts Analyst /Conflicts Lawyer to support Team Leaders, Managers, and Global Head of Conflicts in ensuring effective compliance controls and procedures are in place, particularly those involving the avoidance of conflicts of interest and protection of confidential information, and to ensure compliance with applicable legislative requirements and management of risk.

This role will work with and support the UK, Ireland and Middle East regions.

A Conflicts Analyst/Conflicts Lawyer should aim to become proficient with the following core compliance processes:

  • Conflict of Interest Checking Process
  • Information Barrier and Document Security Processes
  • Client Care and Dentons Engagement Terms
  • Matter management, including matter opening and assessing compliance with Scottish and UK Law Society rules, Code and guidance
  • Handles conflicts of interest matters
  • Handles high volume conflict searches
  • Handles low to medium complexity protection of confidential information issues
  • Involved in leading commercial clearances across Dentons offices
  • Reviews and adheres to Dentons' internal compliance policies and procedures

Responsibilities

  • Handles medium conflicts of interest requests/checks
  • Handles medium confidential information issues
  • Matter management, including matter opening and assessing compliance with, Irish Scottish and UK Law Society Rules, Code and Guidance
  • Involved in leading commercial clearances across Dentons offices
  • Handles cross regional conflict checks
  • Reviews share dealing and external appointment applications
  • Review of relevant conflict flags

Responsibilities cont.

  • Assisting with the management of the workflow
  • Understand the Information Barrier and Document Security Processes
  • Ad hoc searches carried outside the Request workflow
  • Supporting Team Leaders, Managers, and Global heads as required 
  • Assisting with Department Projects and Initiatives
  • Analyse Letters of Engagement for the purposes of conflict checking'
  • Adheres to Dentons’ internal compliance policies and procedures
  • Other duties as may be assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position

Required experience, skills and attributes

Technical Skills

  • Relevant professional qualification, e.g. International Compliance Association Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering or Compliance is desirable.
  • Relevant experience preferably acquired in an international law firm, although other professional services or financial services firms will be considered
  • Prior experience analysing and resolving conflicts of interest and managing confidential information issues would be desirable
  • An understanding of Elite and any conflict checking systems is desirable.
  • Able to analyse low to medium difficulty legal issues, producing accurate and reasoned opinions on a range of regulatory issues.
  • Able to critically review, update and amend firm policies and procedures in plain English.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 of the Solicitors Code of Conduct and an ability to apply them in practice is desirable and in particular understand Chapters 3 and 4 in more detail.
  • Able to develop a knowledge and understanding of the following regulations
    Data Protection Act 1998 and equivalents;
    EU Market Abuse Directive 2003/6/EC;
    Solicitors' Accounts Chapters;
    Parts of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 relevant to law firms

?Personal skills / attributes

  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to interact positively at all levels within the firm and a good team player
  • Able to demonstrate excellent client/customer facing skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; can clearly explain and present problems and issues to others and contribute to their resolution
  • Methodical approach to work; takes an efficient and organised approach to dealing with administration
  • Able to make decisions and remain calm while under pressure – particularly when dealing with difficult situations
  • Able to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines
  • Able to exercise tact and diplomacy in an organisational setting
  • Can demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactive, while also being able to follow instructions and provide support to the UKME Conflicts Manager and EMEA Head of Conflicts
  • Able to analyse and recognise the need for improvement to systems and suggest options for improvement to the UKME Conflicts Manager and EMEA Head of Conflicts
  • Can carry out all responsibilities in a way which supports the practice’s values and promotes its equal opportunities and diversity principles.
  • Able to be an ambassador for Dentons, being professional in outlook and attitude.
  • Fluency in Mandarin – both written and oral, advantageous

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

The firm

Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm.  A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways.  Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge.  Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.  www.dentons.com.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all.  If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible.  We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

Company

Looking for a firm where you can realise your potential and build a rewarding career? Then apply yourself at Dentons.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with more than 12,000 lawyers and professionals. It is a force for innovation and change in the commercial legal market today.

The legal profession is changing rapidly and Dentons is leading the way in advancing change for the benefit of clients. We are driven to challenge the status quo, delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value to our clients in new and innovative ways.

Global and local market forces are rapidly changing the practice of law. Clients expect high-quality, seamless service delivered faster, cheaper and better everywhere. Globalisation and the corresponding desire to protect cultural identity are creating challenges and opportunities for law firms around the world. By joining Dentons, you can help us meet these challenges.

Our vision is to be the law firm of the future, right now. Our strategy is to grow, integrate and reinvent our business. You have the opportunity to help build the law firm of the future and be a part of the strategy that gets us there.

Who do we hire?

One of the things that makes Dentons unique is our polycentric approach: we have no one global headquarters and no dominant national culture. That means that, here in the UK and Ireland, we have colleagues performing all functions of the Firm. We not only hire qualified lawyers and other fee earners, but also the full suite of business support professionals.

Our UK and Ireland core values are important to us – "Always Human", "Stronger Together", "Here to Win". This helps to shape our culture and how we work with each other, our clients and our communities.

At Dentons, we believe that inclusion and diversity are essential to the success and strength of the Firm and the quality of our advice to, and representation of, our clients. We are committed to providing a flexible environment where everyone respects, supports and learns from our collective skills, talents and differences. By attracting, supporting, promoting and retaining individuals from all backgrounds, inclusive of race, ethnicity, faith, religion or spiritual beliefs, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, abilities, social perspective and other characteristics, we create a dynamic and inclusive work environment that is critical to our success. You can read more about what we are doing to achieve this on our Inclusion & Diversity pages.

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively. If you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please contact recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

We are a truly global law firm and, as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

Why should you join the Firm?

We provide innovative solutions to our clients by attracting, retaining and developing the best talent. At Dentons, you will develop your skills and knowledge in an open and supportive environment. You will be both stretched and challenged. You will experience an international network that fosters a collegiality unmatched at other firms.

We are proud of the achievements of our Firm members, both professionally and within our wider communities.

Helping our clients prosper and grow is what Dentons is all about. We focus on meeting the evolving needs of our clients in virtually every sector. We care about the long-term success of each one of our clients and strive to build a trust-based partnership.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to develop their potential fully and, therefore, provide support, training and encouragement to members of staff at all levels. Our award-winning Talent & Development team has access to a wealth of resources to support you throughout your career at Dentons. With these, and our formal developmental packages, we will help you to achieve your career goals.

What benefits and support are available?

Dentons understands the need to retain quality employees, which is why the Firm offers a huge range of employee benefits. From health insurance and critical illness cover, to gym membership and income protection, employees and their loved ones are well looked after at Dentons. Dentons has an in-house counsellor and fully trained mental health first aiders.

In light of the increasing numbers of working parents with dependent children, and other caring responsibilities, Dentons provides support for loved ones through a Parents & Carers network and resources such as My Family Care and Cityparents.

Where in the UK and Ireland are we based?

We have offices across the UK: London, Milton Keynes, Edinburgh and Glasgow and Aberdeen and also in Dublin, Ireland. In addition, a growing number of our roles are for remote workers based anywhere in the UK. The description of each position details where the successful hire can be based.

The way we work

At Dentons the way we work is built on trust, empowerment and all round flexibility. With diversity at our core, our approaches to work are as varied as we are. We support our staff to be their best selves, helping them make the right choices in where and how we work in order to deliver the very highest level of service to our clients, ensuring we are able to carry out our roles in their widest sense to support our teams, our personal development and our own preferences.

We have worked with, and listened to, all of our employees and now have three recognized ways of working. These categories are as follows;

Office based - Office based workers are those who need to be in the office every day as their physical presence is intrinsically linked to their specific role, this applies to a small proportion of our workforce/teams.

Virtual workers – Our virtual workers have no need to attend an office and as such, are fully remote. We have successfully implemented this model across both our Legal Delivery Centre and ARC real estate teams. Members of these teams are provided with all necessary equipment and an allowance to create a workspace in their own home and won't be expected to come to an office. At the moment all virtual workers must be in the based in UK.

Hybrid workers – For the majority of our workforce we have implemented a hybrid model whereby there is no minimum (or maximum) number of days they must work from an office location. Instead we give them the freedom to decide with their team how efficiently and effectively they can deliver the best service to our clients, work with our colleagues and progress their own personal development whilst recognizing the need to adjust plans where circumstances require. Each hybrid worker is given an allowance to create a workspace in their own home.

At Dentons, we are always open to improvement and challenging ourselves so should you have a current way of working that is different to our model then please let us know at the application stage and we would love to discuss it with you!

Find Us
Website
Telephone
+44(0) 20 7242 1212
Location
One Fleet Place
London
EC4M 7RA
United Kingdom
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs