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Senior Compliance Analyst

The Compliance and Risk (C&R) Team is based in London and led by the firm’s General Counsel. 

The C&R Team advises the firm on all aspects of its legal and regulatory duties, including financial crime compliance, SRA STaRS, risk management, client engagement terms, complaints and claims, internal investigations, insurance, governance, external vendor contracts and data privacy.  The legal team currently comprises 9 lawyers and 2 paralegals.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Dealing with the Firm’s more difficult CDD issues, particularly in relation to companies and trusts (analysing documents provided by clients and advising whether further information is needed)
  • Advising on CDD requirements for our overseas offices which may differ from the UK approach 
  • Carrying out the risk assessments at client inception and also when CDD records are updated to see whether the client presents a higher than usual risk of money laundering
  • Carrying out research to establish whether there is any adverse press about a prospective client and assessing its relevance
  • Carrying out research on the source of wealth and funds and assisting with advice on this to the partners and fee earners
  • Carrying out searches to identify whether a client is a politically exposed person (PEP) and preparing emails for Senior Management’s approval
  • Conducting EDD for Cat 4 / 5 clients and preparing emails for Senior Management approval
  • Assisting with the CDD inbox and general compliance queries 
  • Ad hoc sanctions screening to support the Analysts when required
  • Assisting more senior colleagues in advising finance, partners, and fee earners on third party payments and additional due diligence requirements
  • Management of specific compliance projects 
  • Assisting the Head of NBI, Compliance Associates, MLRO, MLCO and GC with ad-hoc research tasks



Person Specification

  • The successful candidate will ideally be degree qualified 
  • Good IT skills including proficient use of Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Previous experience with Elite and AML databases would be an advantage
  • In depth knowledge of CDD requirements gained as a result of previous experience within a law firm Compliance Team



  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to deal with clients, partners, fee earners and support staff
  • Conscientious and methodical with excellent attention to detail
  • Highly organised for self and others 
  • Flexible and capable of managing conflicting priorities and deadlines 
  • Pro-active and demonstratable experience of using initiative 

For a detailed specification please download the job description in the documents section of this page.

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