This full-service commercial law firm is one of the largest in the Midlands with a long and prestigious history and a diverse range of clients, throughout the UK, as well as regionally. They are top ranked in the legal directories, Lexcel and Investors in People (IiP) accredited and are located close to the M40.

They have ambitious growth plans to continue with their success, offering all employees an excellent benefits package and ensuring everyone receives training and development to enhance their careers. As part of this expansion, they have created a new role of Head of Compliance, to be responsible for quality assurance and ensuring compliance with SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority), FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), Ofcom, GDPR and anti-money laundering regulations.

The Head of Compliance has a wide and varied role dealing with:

  • Providing technical compliance advice and guidance to legal staff
  • Carrying out audits and providing reports to the Compliance Board
  • Overseeing handling of complaints and ensuring they are resolved promptly
  • Maintaining breaches register and ensuring incidents are reported and controlled
  • Devising and delivering training plans and bulletins on compliance issues


The Head of Compliance must have experience working in a law firm as well as:

  • Previous experience with SRA, FCA, OfCom, Lexcel and anti-money laundering regulations as well as GDPR.
  • Experience in providing auditing and comprehensive qualitative and quantitative reports.
  • Confident communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional and approachable with the ability to engage and influence at all levels.


Perhaps you are tired of commuting into Birmingham or London and want to work for a regional law firm that has a big city feel - then this could be an excellent next move.

Please note SVB Solutions are acting as an employment agency for the purposes of this vacancy.