Conflicts Analyst Assistant – Law Firm Sandton

  • Full Time
  • , South Africa
Reference: JHB000540-AE-3

The employer is a leading global law firm This position is responsible for assisting the New Business Conflicts Supervisor, and other members of the New Business Conflicts Department and Firm Administration with corporate and conflicts database research; and the review of conflicts of interest issues related to potential new business and various special interest initiatives in the firm.

Duties & Responsibilities

The employer is a leading global law firm, with over 45 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States. With a presence in the world’s major financial and commercial markets, providing excellent business-oriented advice to clients locally and internationally. Their distinctive market position is founded on exceptional breadth of practice, on deep industry knowledge, and on a ‘one team’ global approach.

This position is responsible for assisting the New Business Conflicts Supervisor, and other members of the New Business Conflicts Department and Firm Administration with corporate and conflicts database research; and the review of conflicts of interest issues related to potential new business and various special interest initiatives in the firm.

The New Business Conflicts Department is charged with investigating legal conflicts of interest and firm business issues. If conflicts of interest or business issues are identified, the department is charged with rectifying those issues prior to the matter being approved by a partner on the Ethics Committee and a firm matter number being opened.

This position is responsible for assisting the New Business Conflicts Supervisor, and other members of the New Business Conflicts Department and Firm Administration with corporate and conflicts database research; and the review of conflicts of interest issues related to potential new business and various special interest initiatives in the firm.

Please be advised that we have the following Response Handling process to follow in conjunction with the employer. It is important that one takes note of this so as to manage ones expectations from the time of application of the position:

•      Applicants to complete screening form and submit back to recruiter in word format for screening and rating

•      Recruiter will assess and conduct telephonic screening

•      Applicant will be invited by Recruiter for a physical interview and integrity check verification (copies of qualification certificates and ID will be required

•      Recruiter will submit Screening form, CV, integrity and qualification checks to employers HR Department

•      HR will submit CV’s and checks to the US and UK offices for screening

•      US & UK offices will send back a list of recommended applicants to HR in SA

•      Hiring Manager will conduct a telephonic screening 

•      Suitable candidates will be invited for assessments in Sandton

•      Assessments will be marked and submitted to the UK and US for discussion

•      1st Round of interviews will be conducted via VC

•      Final Round of physical interviews will be conducted in Sandton CBD

•      Offers will be made to successful applicants on condition that all references & qualifications are certified and acceptable to the employer 

Should you be keen to pursue, the employer requires a separate signed motivation for your application encompassing the following :

  • Your general interests
  • Interest in the role itself
  • How your current and/or previous skills/ expertise/ experience is transferrable to what the     
  • company  is looking for in this role
  • Elaboration as to why you don’t want to pursue a career in practice if you are a Law graduate

Please note that we are looking for individuals with good quality CV’s that have listed relevant duties and working experience and reasons for leaving, Please complete screening questions ONLY if you meet the requirements

VACANY DESCRIPTION

The successful candidate must have: Matric

•   Relevant degree with a 2:1 or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institute

•   Undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in law

•   1-2 years general working experience

•   Good Researching skills is required  / Law firm environment experience (ideal)

•   Database experience

•   Able to work overtime as and when required (working hours are (working hours are 09:00 to 17:30 but additional hours may be required *staggered shifts are optional based on departmental requirements)

•   Strong organisational and administrative skills

•   Strong research skills

•   Strong drafting/writing skills that are precise (the candidate should be able to record their findings accurately)

•   Must be content to have a largely sedentary role and be able to operate well in a structured, focussed workplace.

•   Self-starter, sense of urgency and self motivated.

•   Strong attention to detail (i.e. pick up on inaccuracies in a document; be able to draft documents that are consistent in the use of format and fonts; be able to reference multiple documents without errors etc.)

•   Must obviously take an interest in Conflicts.

Your busy and challenging day will include but not limited to:

Assist in the identification of potential conflicts of interest through corporate and conflicts database research of client and matter information provided by requesting attorney or assistant / Become proficient in understanding and utilization of conflicts of interest database; including, maintenance and update of the conflicts database / Research corporate history of clients and parties related to the new client work / Respond to attorney and staff requests and perform conflicts of interest searches / Assist Supervisor and Conflicts Analysts in the resolution and clearance of conflicts of interest issues / Assist the Managing Director of New Business Conflicts, Director of New Business Conflicts, New Business Conflicts Manager, Supervisors and Analysts with a wide range of research requests and other projects / Assist with other duties related to the resolution and clearance of the conflicts of interest issues as assigned.

 

Package & Remuneration

R Rneg Monthly plus CTC

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