Senior Associate - Regulatory and Compliance

Location:
Bristol
Vacancy Type:
Fixed Term Contract
Department:
Law
About The Role

We have a new opportunity to join DAS Law, an ambitious and thriving Legal 200 law firm, as a Senior Associate (12 month Fixed Term Contract) to support the Regulatory and Compliance function within the firm.  

DAS Law is an ambitious and innovative law firm occupying offices in the heart of Bristol. We operate as a fully independent firm whilst enjoying the significant benefit of sitting within the Munich Re/ERGO Group, and therefore being an integral part of the world’s largest insurance group.

The role of Senior Associate is intended to support the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) in ensuring that DAS Law and all of its employees meet their regulatory requirements, along with ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and applicable company policy.

As a Senior Associate in an ABS law firm, you will promote a compliance culture amongst staff by acting as a technical referral point for queries relating to all matters of a regulatory and compliance nature and will engage competently and confidently at all levels of the business in order to achieve the objectives of the Risk and Compliance department.

You will also support the COLP in creating and implementing risk and compliance policies and frameworks, along with training staff on risk and compliance matters.

About You

This is a key appointment to the team and we are looking for candidates who are qualified solicitors or FILEX with at least 2 years PQE and experience of risk and compliance issues.  

In addition, we are looking for applicants who can demonstrate:

  • An in depth knowledge of the SRA Handbook, including the Code of Conduct and experience of liaising with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA);
  • A strong understanding of SRA regulation, ideally within its application to Alternative Business Structures (ABS);
  • Strong practical experience of GDPR and Data Protection legislations, including processing Data Subject Access Requests and liaising with the Information Commissioners Office;
  • Strong practical experience of Anti-Money Laundering requirements, along with a good understanding of fraud and financial crime legislation and its application in a law firm environment;
  • Experience of data analysis and the creation of reports based upon that analysis. This is desirable and not essential;
  • An excellent telephone manner and strong written communication skills with the ability to draft lengthy legal documents when required; and
  • Confidence in dealing with individuals at different levels of the business and attending Board and Executive meetings as and when required to do so.
About The Company
DAS Law is part of the DAS UK Group, which in turn forms part of the Ergo Group. We are therefore part of the world’s largest insurance group. Previously existing as a standalone law firm (CW Law) DAS Law was acquired by DAS UK Group in 2013 and is a key part of the Group’s strategy, forecast to provide year on year profitable growth within our 10 year strategy, which was agreed and commenced in 2016.

We have historically focussed on delivering legal services to customers solely via our Legal Expenses Insurance products, which provides a steady workload of litigated cases into the following teams that currently exist;

  • Personal Injury

  • Litigation & Dispute Management

  • Employment

  • Business & Commercial

Whilst this will remain a key part of our ongoing strategy, with the full support of our shareholders we have big ambitions to grow DAS Law as an independent income generating law firm and a major player in the legal market. We will do this by building on our existing relationships and reputation to grow new and sustainable income revenue streams that will allow us to expand the services we offer our customers.

We believe these are exciting times for DAS Law as part of the wider DAS UK Group and we are looking for likeminded individuals who share our ambition to make our high quality legal solutions accessible and affordable.

You can expect to join an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career in ways that traditional law firms cannot. We are also committed to supporting continued professional development and promote both internal Training Contracts and alternative routes to qualification (CILEX).

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.