Conflicts of Interest Coordinator (Graduate Opportunity)

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Negotiable

Updated 17 hours ago

Reference 1403756

 Job Description

Are you the type of person who thrives in a fast paced corporate environment, who enjoys working with colleagues across the world? If this sounds like you then we have the opportunity for you.

Role Title: Conflicts of Interest Coordinator
Role Type: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Belfast
Role Close Date: 25th April, 2019

We are looking for a Conflicts of Interest Coordinator to join our highly-regarded team at Baker McKenzie, Belfast.  The Conflicts of Interest Coordinator will assist in providing an efficient and effective service to Firm Partners in identifying and analysing potential conflicts of interest.


  • Provide all aspects of support to the Firm, Partners and offices with regard to conflicts management 
  • Assist and review all information submitted on Conflicts Management Requests (CMR) for accuracy and completeness, ensuring that all required information has been provided and is accurate
  • Identify and analyse all potential conflicts of interest and propose concise resolutions to Firm Attorneys in order to clear these conflicts in accordance with professional responsibility obligations and Firm policy
  • Advance the clearance of conflicts of interest by directly communicating with Firm Partners
  • Obtain waiver letters from Partners and clients when made necessary by jurisdictional guidelines, in order to facilitate New Business Intake (NBI) while protecting client relationships and the Firm’s business interests
  • Maintain detailed records on all aspects of the conflicts management process for internal documentation and audit purposes
  • Adhere to all Firm policies regarding conflicts of interest and escalate issues to Management and the Director of Responsibility, when appropriate
  • Process CMRs within the agreed Service Level Agreement
  • Engage and collaborate with team members through the presentation of ideas and recommendations regarding best practice, continuous improvement, departmental processes, policies and procedures
  • Provide support and assistance on important team projects and initiatives, when required

Skills and Experience:

  • ​Relevant Undergraduate and/or Law degree (2:1 or above preferred); or a post-graduate qualification in a related discipline.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and online research tools
  • Ability to make effective, accurate decisions, judgement calls and reliable recommendations with support from team members and Management, where necessary
  • Professionalism and the ability to influence in a positive manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a positive customer service oriented attitude
  • Ability to engage and collaborate with team members locally and across other Centers
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to work well under pressure, manage workloads, meet deadlines and prioritise efficiently
  • Ability to leverage consultant resources and utilise information appropriately
  • Exceptional problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills
  • Ability to contribute ideas for process improvements and adapt easily to procedural change
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills demonstrated in interactions with all colleagues throughout the
  • Firm as well as Partners and Management
  • Positivity and the adoption of a solution-based approach in all aspects of work