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Risk & Compliance Lawyer

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Somerset, Taunton
£50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Risk & Compliance Lawyer l Top 100 Firm l Taunton

The firm:

This Top 100 firm differentiates itself from the market through its industry-led strategy of delivering legal services. Their lawyers use their deep understanding of the sectors they work in to improve client outcomes in a real and tangible way.

Key practice areas of strength include real estate, social housing, construction, sport, renewable energy, agriculture and private wealth services.

The firm receives consistent praise for its culture within, recognised by staff for the flexibility on offer which allows people to find their own harmonious balance between home life and work life.

There's continual dialogue from the top to bottom and vice versa through different channels like their social scene, staff surveys and training programs to make sure that new and improved processes can be implemented for people to benefit from.

The role:

Opportunity for a Risk & Compliance Lawyer looking to join a national law firm in their Taunton office.

In this role, you'll spearhead risk management and compliance efforts, serving as a pivotal liaison for all staff members and overseeing legal and administrative functions.

Your responsibilities will encompass a spectrum of tasks, including but not limited to managing practicing certificate renewals, overseeing accreditations, ensuring compliance with data protection and anti-money laundering regulations, and maintaining financial systems and IT security protocols.

Collaborating closely with the firm's management team, you'll play a crucial role in refining and implementing compliance procedures, while also delivering comprehensive training sessions to foster awareness and engagement throughout the firm.

It is essential that you have up to date knowledge of risk and compliance requirements and have a proven track record in a law firm or in-house legal team. The firm is open to hearing from those coming from a Professional Negligence or Litigation background with transferrable skills.

The ideal candidate:

  • Understands requirements of SRA, FCA, GDRD, POCA and BSI/Lexcel
  • Good working knowledge of the relevant laws, regulations and codes of conduct applicable to the operation of a law firm, including the SRA Handbook
  • Good commercial awareness with a focus on implementing risk and compliance controls within a business

What's on offer:

  • Competitive salary, personal bonuses and employee benefits
  • Quality level of work in a friendly, supportive and collegiate firm
  • Annual pay review, excellent infrastructure and investment

This is an excellent opportunity for a Risk & Compliance Lawyer to join a high-quality firm based in Taunton.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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