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Legal Co-ordinator

Full Time
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£20k per year
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Alexander Mae
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The Company:

Our client is an award-winning, full service, commercial law firm and they are rapidly developing a national reputation for its innovative approach to delivering legal services. They operate in the financial services, leisure, retail & consumer goods, technology & media, renewables, housing and public sectors. Their specialisms are real estate, banking and finance, commercial, corporate, employment, dispute resolution and litigation.

The Job:

On behalf of our client we are seeking a Legal Co-ordinator. This role is based in their risk and compliance team and it's primarilty running checks for new clients.

To conduct and analyse potential conflicts of interest by using conflicts database searches.

To liaise with fee earners and others within the firm to mitigate any risks that are identified in conflict search results.

To be able to make decisions on conflicts of interest, taking into account both the regulatory obligations and the business needs of the firm.

To escalate potential conflicts of interest to risk and compliance where appropriate.

To be alert to potential commercial conflicts and ensure these are handled appropriately.

To gain a good understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct rules relating to conflicts of interest and the duties of confidentiality and disclosure.

To have an awareness of anti-money laundering regulations affecting law firms in relation to client due diligence (CDD).

To review and analyse CDD documents from fee earning teams to ensure compliance with anti-money laundering regulations, identifying what is missing, and referring where necessary to Risk & Compliance.

To specify CDD requirements and assisting fee earners with any CDD related queries they have, seeking enhanced information when necessary.

To review company information databases, research organisations, and conduct electronic verification searches on clients and third parties using bespoke software.

To help ensure that the teams service level agreements are met.

The Person:

For this role it's not essential that you have a legal degree or background (although they are very happy to consider those with this), but good administration in a professional services background would also be very much considered.

Legal qualification desired but not essential.

Good research and analytical skills.

Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with people of all levels.

Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines in a fast paced environment.

Accurate data inputting, attention to detail and accuracy.

The Benefits:

Contributory Pension, Group Life, Private Medical Insurance, 25 days holiday & a flexible benefits scheme.

The Hours:

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

The Location:

Central Bristol, no car parking.

The Salary:


Company Description

Alexander Mae are recruitment specialists in Bristol & the South West, whether it's permanent, contract or temporary appointments we can help. We recruit at every level from the first job, returners to work, through to career advancement across diverse industry sectors within the commercial market.

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