Head of Legal

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Posted 18 days ago
Contract Type:
£80,000 - 120,000
Private Practice
Reference Number:
10th February 2021
Head of Legal We have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and forward thinking head of legal to lead a new law firm through a digital customer centric revolution. The Firm The new law firm will place technology at the forefront of its RTA personal injury service offering and the right candidate will be a qualified solicitor with 5 years PQE who is experienced in managing a Personal Injury department and/or law firm. Based in city centre Huddersfield, the role will suit an ambitious qualified solicitor who thrives on making things happen within a fast paced volume PI environment. This is a unique opportunity to join this new firm as a Director at the start of their journey where the successful candidate will significantly contribute to business strategy, success and growth. Duties will include - · Be the firm's COLP/COFA and Money Laundering officer. · Work with the leadership team to develop the strategic planning and growth of the firm. · Create a customer centric digitalised RTA claims handling function. · Continuously monitor the law firm to ensure compliance of all regulatory and policy requirements. · Continuously monitor the law firm for compliance of the SRA accounts rules. · Conduct regular reviews of the law firms regulatory and compliance policies and procedures to gain assurance that all policies are being adhered to. · Implement the risk and governance framework for the firm. · Develop and maintain the firm's risk register. · Review and update policies and procedures in line with any regulatory changes. · Lead the business through periods of change. · Provide leadership and guidance to the leadership team seeking out new business opportunities. · Build and maintain strong relationships with the leadership team. · Be an influential leader driving and motivating colleagues to deliver market leading levels of service. · Prepare responses to regulatory enquiries. · Manage the firm's budget and expenses accurately and in a timely manner. · Report any compliance and regulatory breaches. · Report any risk to the firm's professional negligence Insurers. · Create a robust complaint handling process and handle escalated client complaints. · Handle data and any data subject requests. · Ensure all Client facing correspondence and documentation meets with all legal and regulatory requirements. · Ensure plans and processes are developed and maintained to satisfy relevant regulatory requirements. · Identify risks and risk controls. Qualifications · Law Degree or CILEX accredited · Qualified solicitor with a minimum of 5 years PQE. Previous experience · Previous experience of being a COLP/COFA in a law firm is desirable. · Strong background knowledge of SRA regulatory policies and procedures. · Previous experience and knowledge of risk management. · Previous experience and knowledge of strategic business planning. · Excellent communication skills. The role comes with a very competitive salary, pension, private health care and other benefits.
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