Squire Patton Boggs have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Conflicts Analyst to join their growing team based in Leeds.
Job Title: Legal Conflicts Analyst
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Hours: Monday to Friday, on a shift pattern between 09:00 - 17:30 (35 hours per week) plus on call one Sunday morning per month.
Interested in a career within a close knit and supportive team? Do you take pride in your work and enjoy a role that requires ultimate attention to detail?
If you would like a role that is incredibly important to the business, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for a Business Intake Analyst to join our Leeds based team, where you will be responsible for providing assistance on all aspects of new business intake.
You'll be rewarded with an attractive package depending on experience, plus excellent wider benefits.
Legal Conflicts Analyst - Our Team:
Although part of a Global law firm, you will be joining a small team of four Business Intake Analysts reporting into one Business Intake and Conflict Coordinator. They are responsible for all conflict searches, client inceptions and matter confirmations for the UK LLP. This includes the four UK offices as well as locations such as Madrid, Brussels and Paris. The team also supports the US LLP with matters concerning our Middle East offices and this is why there is a requirement for flexibility and to be on call one Sunday morning per month - you will be compensated for this beyond your salary.
Legal Conflicts Analyst - Our Opportunity:
Upon successfully attaining this position you will be responsible for dealing with preliminary conflict check requests, client/matter file opening and re-opening, assisting with general queries and offering anti-money laundering guidance.
You will undertake timely and accurate conflict checks on all new clients/matters and lateral hires in accordance with the firms Quality Standard using Webview, LegalKEY and other databases where required. You will provide assistance in responding to enquiries and ensuring that the conflicts database is well maintained. You will be a pivotal part of ensuring that all anti-money laundering checks have been carried out for new and existing clients.
On a daily basis you will be corresponding with lawyers, of all levels, via telephone and email to obtain information about new clients and matters. You will field questions raised by lawyers relating to issues of conflicts and client/matter inception. You will also liaise with the Asset Management and Credit Control teams as necessary regarding credit vetting for all new potential clients.
You will also handle a combination of other administrative and analytical duties as and when required.
Legal Conflicts Analyst - You:
It is essential to this role that you have exceptional attention to detail and are able to understand the importance of the work you are doing, therefore demonstrating a level of maturity in taking responsibility for the work you undertake. You must have a good level of Maths and English, undergraduate/further education would be desirable.
Previous experience within a customer service environment is essential and it would be advantageous to have experience of conflict checking and client inception. Experience within professional services is desired but not essential.
Although comprehensive in-house training will be provided, a good working knowledge of MS Outlook and Excel is necessary and it would be beneficial to have experience of LegalKEY and Elite. You will also need an awareness or knowledge of compliance/regulations surrounding the Solicitors' Code of Conduct (relating to conflicts), Money Laundering Regulations (2007) and Solicitors' Accounts Rules.
You will have the ability to work from your own initiative and have an awareness of confidential/personal issues. You will demonstrate the ability to work within a team and prove your flexibility to working hours. You must be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels and have the ability to actively listen to and interpret instructions.
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