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Risk & Compliance AML Manager

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


An excellent opportunity has opened to join Kennedys, a global award winning law firm.

Kennedys is looking for a Risk & Compliance Anti-Money Laundering Manager to develop and lead the firm's approach to AML and financial crime compliance, particularly within the growing commercial division. The role will include, drafting and overseeing internal processes and procedures, advising on global compliance with financial crime legislation across all offices as well as providing timely ad hoc assistance to fee earning teams on queries such as those relating to customer due diligence and international sanctions.


Kennedys Risk & Compliance team handles a wide range of partnership and risk and compliance issues for the Firm and acts an in-house legal department assisting with regulatory and professional conduct enquiries.

The team is based in London.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the global business in the efficient and effective discharge of its regulatory duties concerning all aspects of financial crime
  • Lead in the continual update and review of AML processes and procedures by maintaining an excellent knowledge of the relevant law across a number of jurisdictions
  • Review documentation provided by prospective clients ensuring compliance with Money Laundering Regulations and jurisdictional AML/CTF laws; advising fee-earners on requirements
  • Manage the internal AML audit function and consequent corrective actions
  • Provide advice and assistance to the firm in relation to conduct and regulatory matters
  • Assist with any general internal queries relating to tenders, policies, procedures or insurance details as they relate to areas of financial crime.

Required experience

  • Qualified lawyer, minimum 3 year PQE OR 5+ years' experience in a similar senior role
  • Strong academics (A Levels, degree or equivalent)
  • Strong IT skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Previous AML compliance and regulatory experience gained within the UK legal, insurance or financial industry
  • Previous experience of SRA, AML and FCA compliance requirements, drafting policy and guidance documents, process auditing
  • Previous background working in a large/preferable international law firm
  • Be confident to exercise risk-based judgement calls regularly
  • Experience of Smartsearch (or similar) AML tool would be a distinct advantage.


  • Matching pension scheme
  • Fitness and wellness benefits
  • Private medical insurance
  • Corporate GP
  • Life insurance and Income protection
  • 35 hour working week
  • Excellent resources via our online Learning Management System

About Kennedys

Business services and secretarial employees are integral to our success. We offer career opportunities for professionals with a variety of experience and responsibility. Our working environment is truly friendly and professional, and you will have a wide range of opportunities for career development. We are looking for ambitious, committed and enthusiastic people, no matter what your industry background.

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London, Greater London, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual