Graduate Conflicts Assistant – Law Firm
Posted 4 months ago - Expired 4 months ago

Sheffield,
Permanent Full Time
£19,500

Our client is a leading international law firm. They are looking to recruit a bright graduate to join their Conflicts Resolution Team. Previous experience working in a commercial / law environment would be beneficial but not mandatory. Experience in a compliance / risk management role would be an advantage and candidates with extensive research and analysis experience will also be considered. Candidates should ideally be educated to degree level but non-graduates with previous compliance or conflicts search experience will also be considered.

Our client is a leading international law firm. They are looking to recruit a bright graduate to join their Conflicts Resolution Team. Previous experience working in a commercial / law environment would be beneficial but not mandatory. Experience in a compliance / risk management role would be an advantage and candidates with extensive research and analysis experience will also be considered. Candidates should ideally be educated to degree level but non-graduates with previous compliance or conflicts search experience will also be considered.
Main Responsibilities Include:
• Reviewing conflict search request information submitted by lawyers in the International Firm, for accuracy and completeness
• Liaising with lawyers throughout the International Firm in connection with queries arising from conflict search requests
• Carrying out conflicts searches against information held within the firm's Global Conflicts Database
• Carrying out preliminary conflicts searches in the Global Conflicts Database application
• Analysing resulting information for conflicts purposes
• Identifying the existence of potential conflict issues and bringing them to the attention of relevant lawyers throughout the International Firm
• Compiling daily Conflicts Broadcasts accessible to the International Firm
• Maintaining information held in the firm's commercial and sensitive matter database
• Working closely with the International Conflicts Resolution Team and US Firm's conflicts teams to ensure a prompt and accurate service to lawyers
• Performing other tasks associated with the role of the team in relation to conflicts checking
• Escalating new matters as and when appropriate under the firm's client and matter intake criteria
Conflicts Assistants are assigned to shift patterns between 8.00am – 10.00pm, which are essentially split down to Day and Evening shifts. Actual shift hours will be clarified upon application and will be dependent upon vacancies.
Unfortunately due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback to all applicants. Please assume that if you do not hear from us within 72 hours that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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