We are delighted to be working on a new Director of Risk & Compliance role with a modern, progressive and commercially-oriented City legal services business. From offices in the UK and Asia the firm provides advice to both UK and international clients.

The Director of Risk and Compliance will be responsible for the development and implementation of the firm's risk and compliance strategy and lead the process of ensuring compliance with relevant legislation. They will act as an Ambassador for the firm's risk and compliance culture and standards, and will advise the firm, the Executive Committee and the Partner Executive in relation to relevant legal issues affecting the business.

The role will report to the newly appointed COO and will be responsible for formulating the strategy, vision and values of the risk and compliance function.  This requires the embodiment of a global approach so as to include the firm’s offices in Asia – Singapore  and Hong Kong.  It will act as COLP (Compliance Officer for Legal Practice) for the firm and liaise with the firm's SRA Regulatory Manager as required.  In addition it will act as the firm's Data Protection Point of Contact and chair the firm's Data Protection Steering Group.  It will also manage the Risk and Compliance team which comprises approximately 10 people based in London, including the Data Management team. 

Suitable candidates must have experience of working within the legal sector and preferably within private practice. A formal legal qualification is also essential.

Job Details

Job Ref: 894881
Hours: Full Time
Location: UK – London
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: Excellent six figure salary plus bonus


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