Senior Risk Lawyer

England, London
30 May 2024
27 Jun 2024
Marian Lloyd-Jones
Job Title
Practice Area
Compliance, Data Protection
PQE Level
5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time


A sector focused global law firm.


A Senior Risk Lawyer is sought to support the Risk & Compliance Partner, and the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) in relation to all aspects of their roles, worldwide.

The Department works closely with the firm's General Counsel who is also the COLP and MLRO, as well as the Firm's PI Partner and others specialising in areas such as sanctions and data protection.

Key Responsibilities
- Assisting the Partner and COLP with the numerous daily queries which arise regarding the SRA Code, professional standards and best practice, ethics, conflicts, financial crime, supplier contracts and firm and third party terms and conditions;
- Regularly updating the Professional Standards Manual and Partners' Guide;
- Drafting policies and procedures to take account of changes in the regulatory law in any of the jurisdictions in which the firm operates;
- Analysing conflict reports and advising on complex conflict-related issues;
- Reviewing data protection policies and procedures on at least an annual basis and updating as necessary and assisting with data protection queries and processes;
- Writing and amending terms of engagement with clients in all the jurisdictions in which the firm operates;
- Writing and amending terms of engagement with counsel, foreign lawyers and experts;
- Updating the firm's risk register;
- Resolving escalated conflicts queries, including US conflicts rules;


An England & Wales qualified lawyer with 6-10pqe you will have at least three years' legal compliance experience in an international firm, including dealing with confidentiality and ethics;
- Conflicts experience essential;
- A detailed knowledge of the SRA Handbook, especially the Code of Conduct;
- Excellent written legal skills, including the ability to draft and review policies, procedures, terms of engagement and contracts with third parties;
- Up-to-date knowledge of relevant areas of law and procedure, especially contract and tort;
- Knowledge of data protection, anti-money laundering, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, corporate tax evasion and anti-modern slavery rules and application;
- Flexibility to travel to offices within the firm's global network to undertake audits and training;
- Experience of providing training, and of dealing with claims and complaints is desirable.

The firm has a hybrid working policy of 3 days in the office + 2 wfh for full-time employees.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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