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Risk and Compliance Analyst

Boodle Hatfield LLP is a highly successful private wealth and property law firm which has been providing bespoke legal services to leading families, businesses and entrepreneurs for nearly 300 years. We still act for some of our very first clients and are proud to do so. We have grown into a substantial practice, serving the full spectrum of commercial and private clients, both domestically and internationally from our offices in London and Oxford.

The ethos of facilitating private capital activity and private businesses underpins the work of our firm. The interplay of skills between five major areas – private wealth, property, corporate, litigation and family makes us particularly well placed to serve these individuals and businesses.

We have a modern and agile approach which enables us to balance maintaining long standing relationships with clients and an entrepreneurial attitude to attracting new clients.

Role

This is a position for a Risk and Compliance Analyst to join the Risk and Compliance team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Risk and Compliance Manager and other team member to help ensure that the firm complies with relevant regulations, particularly in relation to new client and matter take-on procedures.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will report directly to the Risk and Compliance Manager and will share responsibility with the other team member for the following:

Anti-money laundering (AML) checks

  • Review AML documentation in line with the firm's policies and complete risk assessments on new and re-opened clients
  • Advise fee earners on the firm's AML requirements
  • Conduct research in relation to AML checks and use online systems to verify clients' identities and run background checks
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring of clients and apply enhanced client due diligence checks for higher risk clients
  • Research and analyse negative news on clients and report to senior management

Client and matter management

  • Evaluate new client and matter opening forms for quality assurance and risk assessment analysis
  • Run and review conflict checks
  • Monitor the Compliance team inbox and respond to queries
  • Run sanctions checks and respond to sanction list alerts
  • Monitor engagement letter compliance and respond to daily reports
  • Complete client and matter records maintenance e.g. updating outdated records, and advise on firm policy in relation to this

Risk and compliance

  • Advise staff on the firm's compliance policies and best practice
  • Conduct new joiner and other ad hoc training for staff on the firm's compliance policies and procedures
  • Attend the monthly Risk Committee meeting and take the meeting minutes
  • Maintain compliance registers (e.g. undertakings)
  • Assist the Risk and Compliance Manager with ad hoc projects and provide cover where necessary
  • Assist with any other duties that might be reasonably assigned to the role

Experience

  • Previous experience in an administration role is essential
  • Legal compliance experience is essential
  • Experience of working in a professional services environment is essential

Skills and attributes

  • An interest in pursuing a career in Risk and Compliance
  • Basic understanding of compliance rules in a law firm, including SRA requirements
  • A proven ability to work well in a team, with a willingness to cover for other team members where appropriate
  • Adopts a methodical and structured approach to work
  • The ability to balance responsibility for routine day-to-day tasks, with ongoing project work
  • A quick learner, able to use initiative and make sensible judgments when deciding whether or not to escalate issues
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Professional, diligent and responsible attitude
  • Ability and desire to work to high standards
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office
  • Previous experience with office databases and systems preferable

Boodle Hatfield can offer you a competitive rewards package and excellent development opportunities in an inclusive and supportive environment. We are fully committed to creating a working environment in which all people can excel.

Boodle Hatfield is an equal opportunities employer.

Please submit your application via our online application link.

How to find us:
London Bankside

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

London Mayfair

Mayfair Office

6 Grosvenor Street
London
W1K 4PZ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Oxford

Oxford Office

6 Worcester Street
Oxford
OX1 2BX

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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