Ben Townsend, Partner Personal Injuries – Career story
23 August 2019
Guy is responsible for conflict checking, ensuring compliance with SRA rules in relation to conflicts of interests, and for client/matter inception processes generally. He also supports fee earners with client due diligence, as required under the Money Laundering Regulations.
Guy has worked in law firm compliance for over six years, specialising in conflicts of interest, anti-money laundering, client inception processes and information barrier management. Prior to that, Guy studied and worked in information management.
Guy studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and, following a year teaching English in Okinawa, Japan, went on to complete a masters in Library & Information Studies at University College London. Before joining Stewarts, he worked as a compliance officer at Slaughter and May.
Guy is a member of the International Compliance Association (ICA), and has completed ICA certificates in Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Prevention.
Guy plays amateur cricket during the summer, and makes up in enthusiasm for much of what he lacks in ability. He retains a love of literature, and confesses to a slightly embarrassing preoccupation with historical fiction. A keen music fan, Guy can occasionally be seen singing in public, either with the Stewarts choir or his band.