UK - Conflicts Administrator, Business Acceptance

Term: Permanent
Reports to: UKME Conflicts Manager
Practice group: Business Acceptance
Location: UK
Purpose of role

We're seeking a Conflicts Administrator to support Senior Conflict lawyers, Senior Conflicts Officers, Team Leaders, Managers, and Global Head of Conflicts in ensuring effective compliance controls and procedures are in place, particularly those involving the avoidance of conflicts of interest and protection of confidential information, and to ensure compliance with applicable legislative requirements and management of risk.

This role will work with and support the UK, Ireland and Middle East regions.

A Conflicts Administrator should aim to become proficient with the following core compliance processes:

  • Conflict of Interest Checking Process
  • Information Barrier and Document Security Processes
  • Client Care and Dentons Engagement Terms
  • Matter management, including matter opening and assessing compliance with Scottish and UK Law Society rules, Code and guidance
Responsibilities
  • Handles low complexity conflicts of interest matters.
  • Handles high volume conflict searches.
  • Managing legal and commercial issues across Dentons network.
  • Matter management, including matter opening and assessing compliance with, Irish Scottish and UK Law Society Rules, Code and Guidance.
  • Review of relevant conflict flags.
  • Setting up information barriers.
  • Assisting with the management of the high volume workflow.
  • Supporting Senior Conflicts Administrators, Senior Conflict lawyers, Senior Conflict Officers, Team Leaders and Managers and  Global Heads of Conflicts, as required.
  • Assisting with Department Projects and Initiatives.
  • Analyse Letters of Engagement for the purposes of conflict checking.
  • Adheres to Dentons’ internal compliance policies and procedures.
  • Bulk matter searching for certain practice areas.
  • Other duties as may be assigned to.
Required experience, skills and attributes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to interact positively at all levels within the firm and a good team player.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent client/customer facing skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; can clearly explain and present problems and issues to others and contribute to their resolution.
  • Methodical approach to work; takes an efficient and organised approach to dealing with administration.
  • Able to make decisions and remain calm while under pressure – particularly when dealing with difficult situations.
  • Able to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines.
  • Able to exercise tact and diplomacy in an organisational setting.
  • Can demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactive, while also being able to follow instructions and provide support to the Conflicts Manager and Global Head of Conflicts.
  • Able to analyse and recognise the need for improvement to systems and suggest options for improvement to the Head of Conflicts.
  • Can carry out all responsibilities in a way which supports the practice’s values and promotes its equal opportunities and diversity principles.
  • Able to be an ambassador for Dentons, being professional in outlook and attitude.
The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email recruitment.matters@dentons.comEnquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.

Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business