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21000556 Requisition #

We are seeking a Conflicts Analyst to join our dynamic Risk team in Sheffield!


About CMS


CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.


CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.


About the Role


Main responsibilities: 
- Validate and vet the information on the Conflicts Request Form, using search engines and other resources; potentially liaising with fee earners to clarify and obtain more information as appropriate.
- Analyse and interpret at times complex search results from information in the firm’s conflict systems and other internal or external systems in order to ascertain if there could be a conflict of interest.
- Liaise with fee earners (in a clear and concise manner) to highlight or identify any potential conflicts of interest relating to new matters and clients across all practice areas of the firm.
- Escalate any complex / challenging conflict situations to the Conflicts Manager.
- Undertake any additional research required using internal and external resources as necessary.
- Assist in the set-up and maintenance of information barriers using Security Policy Manager.
- Develop current knowledge of the legal/regulatory requirements relevant to the Risk and Compliance Team. 
- Assist in continual education of the Firm in conflicts processes and policies raising awareness generally within the firm.
- Potentially providing assistance and cover for the Conflicts Manager and other Risk and Compliance team members as required.
- Other adhoc requests / projects relating to New Business Intake / conflicts processes. 


About You

Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
- Ideal candidates will be educated to degree level and preferably have worked in a professional services environment in this field for a year. However we will consider candidates with more or less experience providing they can demonstrate the required competencies.
- Basic knowledge of  SRA rules (rules 6.1-6.5), including but not limited to, ensuring the respect of a solicitors core duties towards conflict of interests, understanding and assessing the duty of confidentiality and of disclosure.
- Keen interest in knowing the business and lateral/analytical thinking; exposure to firm-wide legal practices will involve exposure to various types of transactions.
- Excellent research and analytical skills.
- Ability to use initiative with a ‘can do’ attitude.
- Ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Strong organisational skills, attention to detail , accuracy and able to work well under pressure.
- Ability to adapt to new processes and technology.
- Strong interpersonal skills, able to liaise effectively with all level of legal and support staff to assist with the resolution of issues in a diplomatic manner.
- Discretion essential to preserve confidential information.
- Computer literate.


Equal Opportunities


At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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