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General Counsel Officer - Conflict of Interest (2053)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Your Role

Working as an Officer in the General Counsel team (GCT), you’ll provide expert advice and resolution to any queries to the business, ensuring that we are able to meet our regulatory and legal obligations. You’ll actively support the management team in their communications with senior employees of the business, and provide support by providing advice, reports and regulatory guidance to those individuals as and where required.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Conducting conflict checks on new and existing client matters for the business.
  • Researching and analysing matters in line with the SRA conflicts of interests and confidentiality and disclosure rules.
  • Assessing and reviewing matters in line with the firm’s conflicts of interests and commercial conflicts policies and internal processes and procedures.
  • Assessing matters from a commercial and reputational perspective and escalate to a senior team member where required.
  • Providing practical advice and solutions where risks are identified.
  • Meeting your own personal own KPIs and also works as part of a team to ensure GCT meets its KPIs.
  • Assisting with training to fee earners and new joiners in GCT.
  • Supporting Analysts with straightforward queries.
What We're Looking For
  • A background working within in a Compliance or in-house legal function.
  • Experience of working in a pressurised environment and to tight schedules
  • Ability to present and report to senior managers, both in writing and face to face
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent time management and organisation, and ability to work under pressure.
What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


 

We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    Group Services
  • Team:
    General Counsel
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Flexible
  • Salary:
    £30,000
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