Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 160 partners and 950 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Asia, we provide a full-service integrated offering.
Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.
We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.
While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.
Where you'll work
This opportunity is a newly created role as part of a centralised business intake team. This opportunity offers a candidate the opportunity to build on their existing knowledge and experience within legal compliance. We are looking to consider candidates across Birmingham or Manchester. The firm operates a hybrid working policy where we can work two days a week in the office with the rest of the week being flexible. The team is currently spread across all of our UK offices and we regularly communicate and meet virtually and in person.
What you'll be doing
- Collecting and reviewing CDD for new clients and undertaking CDD.
- Carrying out in depth research in respect of clients and matters and experience of using various company registries, corporate databases and risk screening software.
- Providing guidance to fee-earners in relation to source of funds for transactional matters.
- Carrying out client and matter risk assessments on Intapp.
- Handling and dealing with enquiries from fee earners and support staff and building a good rapport.
- To conduct and analyse potential conflicts of interest by using conflicts database searches.
- To assess, interpret and analyse conflict search results and communicate with fee earners regarding potential conflicts.
- To be alert to potential commercial conflicts and ensure these are handled appropriately.
- Triaging and managing the resolution of conflict issues until escalation to the senior analysts is required.
- Demonstrate a good understanding of the SRA Standards and Regulations relating to conflicts of interest and the duties of confidentiality and disclosure.
- To assist with the establishment and maintenance of information barriers.
What you'll need
- A minimum of 2 years' experience within legal compliance at an international law firm.
- Experience of AML and legal conflicts management.
- Experience of using Intapp Open.
- Strong communication skills.
- Experience and ability to work well with others as part of a team and to also work independently.
- Strong prioritisation skills and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
- Good attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to interact with fee earners and support staff, whilst building positive relationships and establishing yourself as a key member of both the team and the Firm.
- Excellent organisational skills.
- Excellent IT skills across the MS suite of programmes along with a keen interest and willingness to learn new computer packages, software and systems.
- Prepared to undertake training deemed necessary by the Firm to meet the needs of the business and be flexible in approach.
- Degree qualified in Law, Risk Management, Economics, Politics, Business or related discipline.
As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.
Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.