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Conflicts Manager

Legal services

OVERVIEW

Position: Conflicts Manager
Location: Leeds

This is an excellent opportunity to join and manage a newly centralised department located in Montreal. The core hours of work will be 1pm – 10.30pm, Monday to Friday (some flexibility may be required and if a later start/finish time is desirable happy to accommodate that request). This opportunity offers significant flexibility to work from home longer term. This role also offers the opportunity to travel to our Montreal office, post pandemic and once business travel resumes.

The successful candidate will work alongside another Conflicts Manager currently managing the centralised Conflicts team in Leeds. The role will involve the supervision of 2 Conflict Analysts and you will facilitate the on-boarding of new legal business and prevent acceptance of conflicting work. 

The role offers significant opportunity for personal development, which will be actively encouraged.

Reporting to the Co-Heads of Business Acceptance based in London, the day-to-day responsibilities including, but not limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Supervising a team of  conflict analysts based in Montreal
  • Ensuring effective workflow and rapid response to conflicts resolution issues
  • Assisting with the development and integration of new processes and technology affecting the team/firm
  • Being the first escalation point for the team on conflicts issues of a medium complexity
  • Undertaking performance reviews for team members.
  • Monitoring the ongoing development needs of team members and providing training and support as appropriate.
  • The role will also include the day to day responsibilities of  a conflict analyst i.e.
    • Validating and vetting the information provided by liaising with fee earners to clarify and obtain more information as appropriate.
    • Reviewing and / or undertaking database searches and ensuring accuracy and completeness is paramount. 
    • Analysing  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.
    • Liaising with fee earners 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 Global Heads of Business Acceptance.
    • Undertake any additional research required using internal and external resources as necessary.
    • Assist in the set-up and maintenance of information barriers 
    • Develop current knowledge of the legal/regulatory/ commercial requirements relevant to the Business Acceptance Team
    • In time, Assist in the continual education of the Firm in conflicts processes and policies raising awareness generally within the firm.Other adhoc requests / projects relating to New Business Acceptance / conflicts processes.

EXPERIENCE

  • A degree in law or Compliance is desirable but not essential.
  • Previous conflicts experience ideally in a commercial or law environment. 
  • Excellent supervisory skills and display strong leadership characteristics. 
  • The ability to manage workflows and delegate as appropriate. 
  • Self-motivation, flexibility, adaptability and patience.
  • Knowledge 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
  • Discretion essential to preserve confidential information.
  • Able to adapt to new processes and technology.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to liaise effectively with all levels of legal and support staff.

About the Maples Group 

Over five decades, the Maples Group has grown from modest beginnings into one of the world's preeminent professional services firms, offering specialised fiduciary, fund administration, regulatory and compliance, entity formation and management and legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg.

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LOCATION

5th Floor, 14 King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HL, West Yorkshire, England

BENEFITS

The most enduring professional relationships are reciprocal relationships. The Maples Group prioritises employee health and wellbeing. Depending on your location, we offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental and optical)
  • Competitive vacation packages
  • Educational assistance and professional development programmes
  • Savings or pension plan
  • Life insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Global mental wellness programme
  • Sports clubs and social events

Pre-employment background screening

Please note that it is Maples’ standard policy to undertake various background screening checks, including criminal records checks, on all applicants to whom a conditional job offer is made. Maples will only ask applicants to disclose a past criminal conviction when a conditional job offer is made. If you have a criminal record it does not mean that your job offer will be automatically withdrawn. Maples will make all job offer decisions on a case by case basis and will take a number of factors into account, such as the role that you are applying for and the nature and circumstances of the past offence

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