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

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 3 and 4), 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.

About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide.

A future facing law firm 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. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries please contact Nazia Hayat, Talent Acquisition Advisor via , for more information.

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

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 3 and 4), 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.

About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide.

A future facing law firm 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. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries please contact Nazia Hayat, Talent Acquisition Advisor via , for more information.

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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