Conflicts Assistant

Expiring today

Homeworking with office based in City of London
To £30,000 + Fantastic Benefits
24 Aug 2020
21 Sep 2020
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Case & Conflicts Assistant to top UK Law Firm: to £30,000

A prestigious UK Law Firm is looking to hire a new Case & Conflicts Assistant to join the London office on a permanent basis, working with the AML & Conflicts Manager as part of the wider Knowledge Management & Compliance team. This role will currently be working from home with a view to moving some days in the office/some days from home over the coming months.  Responsibilities will include administration of firm’s centralised client on-boarding functions including conflict checking and obtaining relevant CDD and client engagement documentation, conducting conflict checks using the firm’s internal CRM database (InterAction), other internal databases and external information sources to ensure any legal and commercial conflicts are avoided, undertaking screening checks to identify potential “red flags” including conflict, AML, sanctions, PEP, reputational and ethical risks and escalating these to the ACM to be investigated, liaising directly with ACM and fee earners to mitigate any risks that are identified in conflict searches, assisting with creation, maintenance and audit of firm’s information barriers, ensuring that Case Opening Form & Risk Assessments are fully completed, including appropriate partner approvals, completing administrative procedures and liaising with Accounts to ensure that new cases are opened in the practice management system (Elite 3E) in a timely manner. Other duties include assisting with the completion of CDD checks in relation to new clients and matters, providing copies of CDD documentation to fee earners and liaising with fee earners when necessary to outline further CDD information which may be required, administration of PMS “CDD Pending” status used to control billing in relevant departments until relevant CDD information has been obtained, liaising with fee earners, Undertaking regular file reviews of existing client/matter records completing audit reports in relation to these and ACM to ensure that outstanding documents and information for matters with “CDD Pending” is identified and can therefore promptly be obtained from clients by fee earners if unavailable to CCT. Candidates would ideally have 12 months within a law firm as a Paralegal or Administrator and have strong organisational and administrative skills and the commitment to working in a knowledge management and compliance team along with strong IT and written skills.

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