Senior AML & Sanctions Lawyer / Advisor

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Risk and compliance jobs

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £70,000 - £130,000 a year

  • Contact:

    Adam Spencer

  • Contact email:


  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    AJ Fox Compliance

We are looking for a Senior Financial Crime Lawyer for a broad and varied position in a top International Law Firm looking for a Subject Matter Expert.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Head of Conflicts and AML and the business acceptance team to ensure compliance with the firm’s AML policy UK and international offices
  • Reviewing and updating the firm’s financial crime policies
  • Working closely with the BAU Manager to help:
  • train, mentor and develop the AML analysts
  • review existing AML processes and lead on implementing changes
  • lead on the implementation of a new client and matter intake system
  • Delivering training to legal teams (both domestic and international) on Financial Crime
  • Advising legal advisers and partners on ad hoc financial crime queries
  • Providing technical advice and support on ISARs and other AML issues
  • Providing technical advice and support to the Head of Risk on sanctions issues
  • Supporting on escalations relating to client due diligence, third party payments and sanctions

Relevant Experience

  • A qualified solicitor with extensive knowledge of AML, POCA , Criminal Finance Act, Sanctions and ABC (along with practical application within a law firm) and relevant case law
  • Working knowledge of Intapp Intake would be a bonus
  • Ability to build trusted relationships with key stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally, with strong influencing and negotiation skill
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, in an autonomous and independent ways


  • Law Firm Financial Crime: 3 years (Required)