Legal Compliance Officer Vacancy

We are delighted to advertise a new role with our firm for a part-time Compliance Officer to join our team on a permanent basis.  We anticipate the role being 3 days per week however we consider full-time applicants. 


The role

You will be responsible for supporting the Head of Operations with all compliance elements of operating a busy law firm including SRA Regulatory, Data Protection, and Lexcel requirements. 

Examples of the responsibilities for the role include:

  • Maintenance of breach register, including reviewing and reporting any breaches or incidents to the COLP/COFA
  • Co-ordinating regulatory or compulsory training across the firm
  • Co-ordinating and assisting with file reviews
  • Supporting with the administration of our Lexcel accreditation
  • Supporting with the administration of our CQS accreditation
  • Supporting the COFA and Accounts team with internal audits of residual balances and dormant matters
  • Responding to general employee enquiries
  • Reviewing compliance with processes/procedures and training employees when necessary
  • Assisting with the induction process, including any necessary training


Required experience, skills and attributes 

The applicant must have demonstrable recent experience of working in compliance. The main attributes we look for, but will not be limited to, are:

  • Being proactive in terms of managing your workload and continual development of your skills
  • Possessing excellent organisation skills
  • Showing exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience of working with UK GDPR
  • Experience of working with professional services regulatory requirements


In return

The successful candidate can expect to be offered:

  • a competitive salary, in line with experience;
  • an opportunity to work under our hybrid working policy;
  • a staff benefits package which includes:
    • a pension salary sacrifice scheme,
    • additional holiday scheme,
    • death in service benefit,
    • enhanced family leave pay,
    • health cashback plan,
    • a generous contribution to the staff pension scheme,
    • a non-contractual bonus scheme,
    • membership of Perkbox, and
    • free on-site parking.


How to apply

Please email your CV together with a short covering letter to Carolyn Beal at 

Applications close 5pm Friday 1st July 2022


About Swinburne Maddison LLP

Swinburne Maddison LLP is an award-winning full-service law firm based in Durham. We have a team of dedicated and highly skilled specialist lawyers, who provide pragmatic and honest legal advice in complex commercial matters, as well as assisting private individuals.

In the Legal 500 2021 Edition we were ranked as a Top Tier Firm for Commercial Services for a second year in a row. We have previously won Law Firm of the Year (6+ Partners) at the 2017 Northern Law Awards and were finalists in both the 2018 and 2019 Awards. 

Swinburne Maddison LLP is forward thinking and has grown significantly over the past 10 years, resulting in us recently doubling the size of our office. A major refurbishment of our premises has created a modern and innovative environment for both our staff and clients.