Head of Legal Risk

  • Job Reference: 73846
  • Date Posted: 7 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £Market
  • Sector: Compliance, Risk Management, In House
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Marian Lloyd-Jones
  • Email: marian@ll-j.com
  • Telephone: 020 7600 1690

Job Description


A UK and international law firm.


A Head of Legal Risk is sought to join the London office to work with the Risk and Compliance Partner within an established team.

The Department works closely with the firm's General Counsel who is also the COLP and MLRO, as well as the Firm's PI Partner and others specialising in areas such as sanctions and data protection.

The Head of Legal Risk is responsible, with the COLP and Risk & Compliance Partner, for the development and implementation of the firm's risk and compliance strategy and leads the process of ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.

They act as an ambassador for the firm's risk and compliance culture and standards and advise the firm, Management Board, the partnership and Finance, IT and HR departments on risk issues affecting the business.

This is a hybrid role offering 3 days in the office and 2 from home.


You will have experience of working within the legal sector - preferably in private practice, and be a qualified lawyer, with 10 years' + PQE. Ideally you will have international experience and knowledge of this firm's sectors.

You will have experience of making commercial business decisions, of advising at Board level and have leadership and management skills.

You will also have detailed knowledge of the SRA Handbook, especially the Code of Conduct.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.