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JOB VACANCY

CONFLICTS ANALYST

Legal Services

Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our newly centralised conflicts department in Leeds. The role will report to the Conflicts Manager and will facilitate the on-boarding of new legal business and the prevention of accepting conflicting work. 

Responsibilities

The responsibilities for the role will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Validating and vetting the information provided on the Conflicts Form 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.
  • 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 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 Supervisor.
  • 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 ad-hoc requests / projects relating to New Business Acceptance / conflicts processes.

Requirements

  • A degree is desirable but not essential.
  • Prior experience in legal services or professional services is desirable.
  • Self-motivation, flexibility, adaptability and patience.
  • Keen interest in knowing the business and lateral/analytical thinking;
  • 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 us

The Maples Group is a leading service provider offering clients a comprehensive range of legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, and is an independent provider of legal services, fiduciary, fund services, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services. The Maples Group distinguishes itself with a client-focused approach, providing solutions tailored to their specific needs.  Its global network of lawyers and industry professionals are strategically located in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to ensure that clients gain immediate access to expert advice and bespoke support, within convenient time zones.

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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. You will have the opportunity to discuss the matter with Maples before a decision is made.

For an explanation of how we handle your personal data submitted for positions with one of our European entities, please refer to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE

28 July 2021

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