Our client, a leading UK firm, has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced law firm risk and compliance professional.

Reporting the firm’s Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer you will have overall responsibility for the firm’s regulatory compliance and risk management.

As General Counsel and a key member of the firm’s senior management team, you will attend the executive board as the person with primary responsibility for legal, risk and regulatory matters. The core of the role will be to guide the board appropriately and so protect the interests of the whole partnership. The role will also allow you to contribute positively to the firm’s strategic development and to help it achieve its business goals.

Liaising with the senior leadership team and partners across the firm, key responsibilities of the role will include acting as the point of contact between the firm and the SRA as COLP, ensuring sanctions compliance, formulating and implementing risk management policies, conflicts, acting as MLCO and leading and managing the firm’s risk team, as well as leading initiatives in the area of ESG.

Our client is looking for someone at senior level with experience of law firm risk and compliance gained with a leading law firm or other professional services business in its legal practice. It is important that you have some experience or understanding of the current SRA regulatory regime. A background in litigation would be advantageous, but is not essential, and it is also important that you understand how partnerships work and you may even have been a partner in a leading law firm already.

Our client is looking for someone with the personality and credibility, who is a confident leader with the ability to work effectively with colleagues at all levels across the firm and to lead, motivate and develop its risk and compliance team. The role could also suit someone who is currently a Deputy General Counsel or Head of Risk & Compliance looking to take a step up.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious law firm risk & compliance specialist who is interested in a leadership role with a highly regarded firm.

To find out more please contact Chris Cayley of Cyan Partners on 020 3167 2774 (07976 908762) or by email at chris@cyan.partners

This assignment is being handled exclusively by Cyan Partners