What the team does
Within Gowling WLG, the compliance and in-house legal services function is known as the General Counsel team. It is comprised of five sub-teams: Compliance, Professional Indemnity, Client and Matter Acceptance, Corporate Governance and Enterprise Risk Management.
We work in a business critical function which supports and assists the firm to ensure that it is compliant with relevant regulations and legislation, and seeks to monitor and minimise the risks from a financial and reputational point of view.
We provide advice on everything from carrying out money laundering and conflict checks before a new client is opened, to the regulatory requirements in the UK and overseas, to making sure that the firm is monitoring risks in all areas and is complying with its insurance obligations to protect clients.