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Conflicts Analyst

Posted on Feb 2, 2019 by Dentons

South East, South East United Kingdom
2 Jan 2019
Annual Salary
The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our 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. .

Purpose of role

To support the UKME Conflicts Manager 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.

A Conflicts Analyst 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 Engagement Terms

• Matter management, including matter opening and assessing compliance with the Solicitors' Code of Conduct


• Handles legal conflict of interest matters

• Involved in leading commercial clearances across Dentons offices

• Handles medium to high complexity protection of confidential information issues

• Assists with basic data protection queries

• Assists with the firm's internal audit processes

• Reviews and adheres to Dentons' internal compliance policies and procedures.

• Assists with low to medium CDD, client care and sanctions issues

• Contributes to the department's 'know how' system

• Assists the UKME Conflicts Manager and EMEA Head of Conflicts with compliance projects, where appropriate

Required experience, skills and attributes

Technical Skills

Relevant professional qualification, e.g. International Compliance Association Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering or Compliance is desirable
Relevant experience preferably acquired in an international law firm, although other professional services or financial services firms will be considered
Prior experience analysing and resolving conflicts of interest and managing confidential information issues would be desirable
An understanding of Elite and any conflict checking systems is desirable
Able to analyse low to medium difficulty legal issues, producing accurate and reasoned opinions on a range of regulatory issues
Able to critically review, update and amend firm policies and procedures in plain English
Knowledge and understanding of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 of the Solicitors Code of Conduct and an ability to apply them in practice is desirable and in particular understand Chapters 3 and 4 in more detail
Able to develop a knowledge and understanding of the following regulations:

Data Protection Act 1998 and equivalents;
EU Market Abuse Directive 2003/6/EC;
Solicitors' Accounts Chapters;
Parts of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 relevant to law firms

Personal skills / 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 UKME Conflicts Manager and EMEA Head of Conflicts
Able to analyse and recognise the need for improvement to systems and suggest options for improvement to the UKME Conflicts Manager and EMEA 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

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

Equal opportunities

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 contact

Reference: 636302649