Risk and Compliance Lawyer

Our client, a Top Tier Legal 500 International Law firm is seeking a Risk and Compliance Lawyer to join their General Counsel team. You will be a part of an exceptional opportunity with a unique twist. They are seeking a motivated individual who wants to utilise and enhance their existing skills while contributing to the diverse range of challenges faced by their team, which sits at the core of our client’s firm’s risk management and best practice strategy. As a valued member of their friendly, flexible, and supportive team, you’ll have the opportunity to combine the advantages of being an in-house lawyer with the familiar environment of a law firm.


As part of the General Counsel team, you will play a vital role in upholding best practices across the firm and managing all aspects of regulatory compliance, with a specific focus on the firm’s client on-boarding processes and controls. You will provide support to their Business Acceptance Unit, MLRO network, and broader fee-earning community by handling complex conflict, financial crime, and related risks associated with the operation of our international business. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the General Counsel to ensure compliance with best practices throughout the firm.
  • Managing regulatory compliance, particularly in relation to the firm’s client on-boarding processes and controls.
  • Providing support to the Business Acceptance Unit, MLRO network, and fee-earning community on complex conflict, financial crime, and related risk escalations.
  • Evaluating risk levels and initiating further investigations when necessary to ensure the firm is comfortable acting in specific circumstances.
  • Advising on professional conduct and ethical obligations of lawyers.
  • Overseeing a variety of assurance projects.
  • Assisting in the development of training programs.
  • Championing change management and promoting buy-in of policies and processes across the firm.


To excel in this role, our client is ideally looking for a qualified lawyer with a minimum of 3 years of PQE. You should have a proven track record in handling complex Compliance and Risk Management matters, with particular expertise in sanctions monitoring and financial crime suspicious activity escalations within a law firm. A strong understanding of the work environment in a multinational corporate law firm, as well as the operations, client base, and markets of a top UK law firm, is essential. Effective communication skills are paramount, as you will be managing and developing colleagues and engaging in frequent conversations with stakeholders regarding compliance issues. Proficiency in using compliance systems and conducting data analysis is also required.


  • Family:
    • Maternity & Paternity Leave & Pay
    • Shared Parental Leave & Pay
    • Flexible/Home Working
    • Special Leave
    • Elder/Dependant Care
  • Health:
    • Dental and Health Cash Plans
    • Flu Jabs
    • Digital GP
    • Sick Pay
    • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
    • Gym Membership
    • Eye Care
    • Cycle Scheme
    • Free Fruit
  • Money:
    • Competitive Salary
    • Pensions
    • Savings Club
    • Discounts
  • Social Life:
    • Subscribed Sports & Social Events
    • Holiday Buy & Sell
    • Travel Loans & Season Tickets
    • Volunteer Days
  • Career Development:
    • Partner Pathway Programme
    • Business Support Development Programme
    • Legal Support Development Programme
    • Annual and Bi-Annual Promotions Process