I am the Director of Risk and Compliance and a member of Irwin Mitchell LLP. Before moving into Risk & Compliance I studied Law, and have over 12 years’ experience of Risk & Compliance within the legal industry, working at a number of firms, including DLA Piper, Taylor Wessing, and legacy Wragge Lawrence Graham.
I have a wide range of experience in the regulatory sphere, and have had first-hand knowledge of working with firms during the mergers and acquisitions process. I deal with all aspects of regulatory compliance within the corporate group structures. I am also the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for all SRA regulated entities with the Group.
Within the Irwin Mitchell Group I ensure that the whole business including all the subsidiaries, are compliant with regulatory matters and ensure ongoing compliance with The Legal Services Act, Anti-Money Laundering legislative changes, SRA Handbook Changes, Anti Bribery & Corruption legislation, among others.
I am also responsible for ensuring the firm applies an ‘enterprise’ risk approach to running its business, which essentially means that all categories of risk, from legal, regulatory, operational and others are monitored and mitigated across the business.