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Clarke Willmott

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Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with seven offices across England and Wales. We invest time in developing relationships with our clients and are known for our high level of service, straightforward manner and transparent fee solutions.

Recognising that our clients prefer working with lawyers who understand the climate in which they operate and how their business actually works day-to-day, we decided a number of years ago to adopt a sector-led approach.

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Clarke Willmott Jobs

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CMI Compliance Assistant

14 hours ago

Clarke Willmott – South East England

The role. We have recently established a central CMI (client matter inception) team to undertake client and matter take-on compliance tasks on behalf of the whole firm. Initially the role will focus on carrying out effective conflict checks. You will. receive requests for conflict checks from across the firm. liaise with fee-earners and secretaries to ensure that you have the correct information to run the check, obtaining information from external sources, such as Companies House, where required. run the conflict check using our conflict checking software. review the conflict report to identify any entries which match the search criteria. if full information has not been provided to carry out the check; ask the relevant fee-earner or secretary for the outstanding information periodically until the check can be finalised. refer potential conflicts to the Risk Management and Compliance team. communicate the outcome decided upon by the Risk Management and Compliance team to the fee-earner and secretary and implement any further actions needed as a result of their decision. As you become more experienced in the role and understand the firm better you will become involved in assessing the results of the conflict report and making recommendations to the Risk Management and Compliance team. You will also. review client due diligence documents submitted for entry on the AML database, liaising with the fee-earner, secretary and the client to obtain the required documents. manage the AML database, carrying out data verification checks and processing MLRO instructions such as granting exemptions or exempting clients. review client due diligence documents held in our AML database to identify what is missing or what needs to be updated, reporting to fee-earners or to the MLRO as appropriate. As the CMI Compliance Team becomes established we expect the role may evolve to carry out other client and matter take-on tasks such as. carrying out online searches, such as financial, sanctions and identity checks. checking data entered into our systems as part of the client matter take-on process for accuracy. You may also carry out related administration tasks such as scanning, filing documents to our document management system and updating databases such as our AML database. The team has a administration assistant, but you will be asked to provide cover during holidays or other absence. You will assist with other daily tasks related to client and matter take-on process, as requested by the team manager. This role reports to the CMI Compliance Team Manager and ultimately to the Director of Best Practice & Knowledge. About you. This is an important position which carries a degree of responsibility, as it is vital that the client and matter take-on checks are run accurately and carefully reviewed. You will be managing many different requests and you will be working to demanding deadlines. You will need self-motivation, drive, initiative and great organisational skills. You will pay meticulous attention to detail in all of your work. Accurate data inputting skills are also essential. We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and who will provide first class support to our fee-earning teams. You must be able to understand the regulatory environment in which we work, and gain a good understanding of the conflict of interest and disclosure provisions in the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 and the relevant anti-money laundering regulations. You will need to apply that learning to the requirements of the different fee-earning teams in our firm. Full training will be provided to help you gain the required knowledge. You will be a team player who enjoys helping others and who works collaboratively with colleagues. You will be comfortable working with lawyers at all levels and have good communication skills. A legal qualification or experience of working in a compliance role in a law firm would be advantageous. It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and …

May 23, 2019 01:43:49

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Admin Assistant

14 hours ago

Clarke Willmott – North West England

The role. Based in our friendly, open-plan offices, this role will give you the opportunity to work in our Manchester office providing pro-active and professional support to our Corporate team, keeping them organised and enabling them to work as efficiently as possible. Your regular duties will include: scanning, copy typing, updating databases, opening client files including collating and checking ID information and conflict checks and updating Excel spread sheets. You will ensure documents and records are stored appropriately, including ensuring filing and e-filing is up to date and accessible. Attention to detail is key and you must be able to prioritise and communicate effectively. You will also carry out other administrative activities both for your fee earners and others as required, including helping other administrators and secretaries during busy periods and to cover absences from work. This is a busy role, with deadlines to manage and competing priorities, so you will be required to work quickly, accurately and efficiently and remain calm under pressure. You will be expected to think ahead to meet the needs of your fee earners and clients. It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures. About you. Previous experience of working within a legal or professional services environment would be of benefit, but is not essential for this role. If you have at least 6 months of working within a busy administrative or secretarial role in a professional services environment, and have a genuine interest in working within the legal sector, then we would very much like to hear from you. This role will suit you if you like to work closely to deadlines, and can work with minimum supervision and under pressure. You will need to demonstrate from experience that you are exceptionally organised and proactive, with a can-do attitude, and that you have the skills to work closely with various stakeholders and have direct contact with clients. We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and in providing a first class service, anticipating your team's needs in advance wherever possible, and paying meticulous attention to detail in all of your work. You will have excellent spelling and grammar and the relevant exam results (Grade 4 or above GCSE) in English Language. You will be proficient with the usual Microsoft packages and be comfortable with learning new databases and other software packages. Knowledge of Filesite and Elite would be useful. Most important is your attitude, personality fit, initiative and problem solving skills, and a willingness to learn and develop, which will help you thrive in this …

May 23, 2019 01:35:42

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Business Development Manager

14 hours ago

Clarke Willmott – South East England

The role. This business development role supports a key sector for Clarke Willmott (CW) – Banking & Finance. The role holder will also support new business activities for other teams within the firm, in particular in the markets local to the role holder's main office location. Some travel will be required to support our offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton. Over recent years CW has successfully grown its Banking & Finance business, largely through a focus on specific lending/lender market segments and a small group of priority clients. You will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities and developing existing relationships. This is a varied and engaging role; this is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and hard-working person to work with an equally ambitious team of lawyers. The role will require you to take the lead and work closely with solicitors in the Banking & Finance sectors as well as colleagues in BD & Marketing to develop and implement a business growth plan. Key responsibilities. You will be responsible for taking ownership of. The CW strategic view on key development opportunities in the Banking & Finance markets. The rolling 12 month CW Banking & Finance business development plans. The CW Banking and Finance proposition – ensuring that the proposition (price, service offering, support etc.) remains ahead of the competition. Sales/fee income growth targets. Existing key clients – oversee management of detailed relationship and BD plans with existing key clients. This requires active, 'hands-on' coordination of fee earner activity including arranging/coordinating client meetings, preparation of materials for meetings and follow up. Priority target clients – implement marketing and BD activities that 'open doors' for fee earners to introduce CW services to an agreed list of target clients. As above this requires active management. Events, seminars, hospitality – you will work with the relevant team members to put together a calendar of events that support your targeted business development plan. Tenders and pitches – working with the CW Brand, Comms & Tenders Manager you will assist by leading, coordinating, coaching, chasing the partners in successfully delivering excellent tenders and pitches where required. Legal directory submissions – working with the CW Brand, Comms & Tenders Manager you will coordinate, coach, chase, the partners in successfully delivering excellent directory submissions. Digital marketing support/lead generation – working with the Digital Marketing Manager to ensure online channels (website & social) are effectively deployed to attract new enquiries to the firm. Press & spokesperson – working with the CW Brand, Comms & Tenders manager as well as the firm's external PR agency you will seek opportunities to promote Banking & Finance expertise; and. Coordination of internal Banking & Finance management meetings as well as producing management information and reports. It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures. About you. You will be a self-starter, confident in taking the lead with colleagues and clients at all levels whilst remaining highly organised. You will have a proven track record in supporting growth of a B2B business through marketing, business development and sales activity. You will have experience in the financial services sector, preferably working with banks and lenders. It would be desirable if you had some understanding of law firms and how they service financial services clients. Ideally you will have your own client contacts that could form the basis of a new client 'pool' for Clarke Willmott. You will demonstrate strong communication and consultative collaboration skills and be familiar with working with senior business partners to deliver plans. A 'hands on' approach to business development will be expected. You will be happy to work on your own initiative, comfortable developing personal relationships and adept at opening doors with both new and existing clients. A positive and tenacious attitude is …

May 23, 2019 01:39:56

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