Senior Risk Analyst
CMS
London, England, United Kingdom
6d ago

About the role

This is a newly created role and offers a great opportunity for the right candidate to make a real contribution towards the shape and vision of this forward-thinking Department.

The role supports the Head of Risk / Senior Risk Manager in identifying and managing the firm’s regulatory, compliance and professional risks.

The role involves managing risk across all of Cameron Mckenna Nabarro Olswang LLP ( CMNO ) offices, ensuring that CMNO’s reputation is preserved and professional rules and laws are complied with.

Key Reponsibiities :

  • Manage the Risk Team inbox and responding to a wide range of compliance queries raised by fee earners and business support departments ( internal clients )
  • When necessary work closely with the Conflicts Manager to resolve escalated conflict issues, of a commercial and legal nature, within the firm
  • Respond to general risk queries on the interpretation and application of the SRA Code of Conduct
  • Providing support to internal clients on general compliance matters such as share dealing, confidentiality obligations, outside interests, anti-bribery and corruption
  • Assisting with auditor, third party reliance, secondment and supplier documents
  • Advise internal clients on the use of engagement letters and terms of business, including key provisions such as, conflict wavier language, confidentiality, limitation of liability
  • Review and advise on client terms, working closely with the Risk Department’s Contract Lawyer
  • Deliver firm-wide training on compliance and risk issues so that internal clients are kept up to date with the firm's policies and procedures as well as understanding their personal responsibilities
  • Assisting with internal risk assessments, audits and investigations
  • Assisting with data protection issues, such as data breaches and subject access requests
  • Reviewing client file requests in accordance with firm protocol
  • Maintain and improve systems, processes, procedures, policies and team guidance
  • Acting as a point of contact on regulatory risk issues from the wider new business intake teams, including Conflicts, AML and Matter Administration
  • Advise internal clients on any relevant risk and compliance issues associated with the taking on of new business
  • Monitor developments in relevant law, regulation, policy and market practice and work with the Head of Risk / Senior Risk Manager in amending existing policies and procedures or drafting new ones as necessary
  • Assisting the Head of Risk / Senior Risk Manager with various strategic risk projects from time to time and the firm’s General Counsels
  • Building the profile of the Risk Department within CMNO
  • About you

  • Experience of working in an international commercial law environment
  • Ability to handle conflicts and difficult queries with diplomacy and tact
  • Able to demonstrate structured critical thinking skills
  • Sound judgement and analytical skills
  • Clear and efficient communication skills
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Training experience in compliance procedures
  • Data protection experience
  • Experience in resolving complex conflict issues
  • Contract review experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in compliance and professional practice regulation
  • Knowledge of the SRA code of Conduct
  • Excellent research and analytical experience
  • Discrete and professional as the information will be confidential and sensitive
  • Flexible and able to adapt to new situations, processes and technology.
  • Proactive, resilient and calm under pressure
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