Conflicts Advisor

Date: 20 Nov 2023

Location: London, GB, EC3M 7AF

Company: Walkers Global

Walkers is a leading international law and professional services firm providing legal, corporate and fiduciary services to global corporations, financial institutions, capital market participants and investment fund managers. With a global presence spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we advise on the jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.

Walkers treat everyone as the intelligent grown-ups they are. We take a grown-up approach to getting the job done – trusting and empowering our people to deliver consistently, and enabling them to succeed. Diversity is our secret weapon – it’s the sheer breadth of Walkers people that makes us who we are – gathered from across the globe and fluent in languages, jurisdictions and cultures that help us to mirror our clients and keep our own thinking in tune with the world we operate in.

Overview of role

An opportunity has arisen for a Conflicts Advisor to join our Risk and Compliance team. The role will sit within our European Business Acceptance but will provide conflicts support globally with conflicts analysis, escalations and reporting.  The role is principally focused on conflicts of interest. 


The role will require knowledge of applicable professional conflicts rules and a good understanding of the client base and nature of work and transactions undertaken by Walkers. Although based in London, the role will be global and may be required to support other offices as required.  Full training will be provided but the successful applicant will be expected to supplement this with independent reading and remain up-to-date with relevant activity in the market.


Duties, Responsibilities & Person Specification

  • Be the first port of call for any conflict queries from the business
  • Provide valuable and reliable conflict advice and support to partners, building and maintaining a good working relationship
  • Assist with the preparation of training materials and deliver training for team members and legal teams.
  • Assist with drafting, updating and maintaining conflicts-related documentation, including manuals, policies, procedures and templates, as well as other internal communications.
  • Provide support to the business as the first point of escalation in the conflict checking process.
  • Review and analyse conflict reports, determining any actual or potential, legal or commercial conflicts of interest.
  • Draft recommendation reports for the Conflicts Committee with details of the conflict or potential conflict, and a recommended course of action.
  • Assist with the drafting of conflicts and confidentiality waivers.
  • Assist with local, regional and global conflicts projects as required.
  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with the purpose of the role, including the performance of duties outside working hours when required and work in a flexible manner.

Education, Skills & Experience

  • Graduate with experience in an international risk and compliance function role with a focus on conflicts of interest.
  • Practical knowledge and experience of preventing, identifying and managing conflicts of interest.
  • Knowledge of professional conflicts rules.
  • Experience using Intapp or a similar onboarding tool is preferred.

Walkers global is an equal opportunity employer. Equality and diversity are key to our global identity and an integral part of our goal to continue being an employer of choice. We are committed to a work environment that supports all individuals irrespective of gender, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. We make every effort to ensure that employment opportunities are open and accessible to all purely on the basis of personal ability.