Conflicts Assistant

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Term: Contract
Duration: 6 months
Salary: £27,000
Working hours: Full-time (35)
Department: Risk
Location: London
The firm

BDB Pitmans was established in 2018 following a merger between legacy firms Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) and Pitmans Law, bringing together over 300 years of legal expertise across 4 locations – Cambridge, London, Reading and Southampton.

Working at BDB Pitmans brings all the benefits of a top 60 firm including interesting work, varied clients and support for professional development. While our clients are at the heart of everything we do, we recognise that life outside of work is important too and our approach to flexible working and target hours for fee earners reflect this. What really sets us apart is our friendly, open and inclusive culture. People join and stay at BDB Pitmans as they get the benefits of challenging work in a supportive and professional atmosphere.

The team

The Risk Department is responsible for the administration of the firm's risk and compliance procedures. They look after anti-money laundering issues and run the firm's file review programme and Lexcel assessment each year. 


The opportunity



  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the firm’s conflict checking policies and procedures
  • Assess conflict related information provided by fee earning team as part of CMI process and where relevant, request further information/confirmation from the fee earning team
  • Conduct conflict checks according to the firm’s conflict checking policies and procedures 
  • Review results of conflict checks carried out within CMI process and where appropriate, refer potential matches onto the Dept Risk Partner
  • Scan all relevant documentation onto iManage.


Other Risk tasks 

  • Assist in the administration of the firm’s file review programme
  • Assist in the administration of the firm’s AML procedures. 

About the role  

This role may be based at BDBP's London or Reading office where working hours will differ, see below: 

London - 35 hours pw 

Reading - 37.5 hours pw


Who we are looking for


  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Good use of written and oral English.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with varied parties, internal and external.
  • Experience of working with various levels of personnel to deliver agreed outcomes within agreed timescales.
  • Some previous office/administration experience is preferred.
  • Previous work experience in law is preferred. 


  • §  Good organisational skills
  • Self motivated, proactive, with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Methodical approach and attention to detail
  • Outcome focussed
  • Good communication skills (telephone manner etc)
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn