Title Quality & Risk Management Professional
Salary 30/80K
Location SWUK, Cornwall & Devon.
Job Information

Quality and Risk Management Professional.  

We have currently been retained to find the above professional.  If you have specialist Quality and Risk Management experience gained within a UK law firm.

Wish to relocate to the South West, please apply sending your CV to us using the instructions below.

The role:

  • Law Firm;
  • Based in the South West UK;
  • 50/110K;
  • Quality and Risk Management experience gained at a UK Law Firm;
  • Develop and build a new small team with high levels of responsibility and autonomy;
  • Direct contact with all Partners.

One of the stark new realities facing Partners within law firms across the country is a dramatic increase in the risk of significant liabilities that can affect their firms.

The recent actions filed against Partners in connection with Money Laundering and other forms of fraud are a clear reminder of the potential vulnerability of law firms to the actions or mistakes of individual partners and their support staff.

But the new risks facing law firms go well beyond the problem of criminal activity. In an effort to address the issues raised by criminal activity situations, The Law Society has introduced requirements covering Money Laundering (Know Your Client) together with a range of additional rules covering activities in a Law Firm.

Although most law firms of any size have for many years had ethics and practice committees or risk management partners charged with broad oversight of risk issues, most such committees or partners have spent their time dealing with more traditional risk questions, such as conflicts of interest and review of fee arrangements etc.

Law firms have not generally focused on the more subtle and arguably more important risks now confronting their firms. The problems posed by these new risks have, of course, been greatly exacerbated by the rapid growth of law firms and the dispersion of the firm’s lawyers in numerous offices across the country or around the world.

Simply put, how can Partners know if one or more of their lawyers or a member of their support team, somewhere, is “pushing the envelope too far” or taking risks that are unacceptable from the firm’s standpoint?

The question is even more difficult where the Lawyer concerned is practicing in a highly esoteric field that takes an expert to understand the risks being taken.

Our client an expanding multi-business governing  law firm with offices based in the South West, London and beyond are now looking to hire a Quality & Risk Management Professional.

The role is to act as a specialist Senior Consultant/Manager that will build a new small highly focused security minded Quality and Risk Management team.

The team will act as an advisor to the firm and the Partners on all aspects of:

  • Quality;
  • Regulatory Compliance;
  • Risk Management.

In order to meet our client’s requirements you will be an experienced Compliance/Risk Manager.

We are seeking to find a professional who has experience of working within a law firm or professional financial services firm.

Our ideal candidate will be a qualified lawyer with sound experience within this specialised regulatory area.

Our chosen candidate will demonstrate a good working knowledge of current regulatory best practice and have the confidence and ability, to liaise with all Partners to ensure this is delivered.

In addition you will undertake primary research into the law and regulations affecting all legal service provision, regulatory compliance and risk management.

There will be a need to work with the team on the design, implementation and operation of effective policies and processes for managing our clients firm’s exposure to risk in particular professional regulatory risk.

You will need to participate in projects and initiatives as required, acting as consultant/adviser on all aspects legal service provision and best practice regulatory compliance.

To apply for this position please contact: Jonny Scott Slater, Ashley Armstrong or Zena Zenor.

Telephone: 01872 274227.

Email 2  cornishexecutive@aol.com

If you have been head hunted by one of our consultants. Please read the job specification thoroughly.  If you feel confident and wish to apply. Please send in your CV for analysis, we will then make contact with you for further arrangements.

This position is open to candidates on a nationwide basis.

Cornwall Executive Recruitment Ltd – An employment agency for job vacancies, personnel services and staffing solutions – 01872 274 277.