Head of Risk & Compliance

Rebecca Ison

Rebecca has over 20 years’ experience working as a solicitor and 10 years in risk and compliance having previously been a litigation lawyer. As Head of Risk & Compliance she and her team provide support, guidance and advice across the firm ensuring we maintain exceptional standards and provide an excellent service to our clients.

Rebecca advises on all aspects of her work, both in managing projects and offering day to day advice. She is chair of our internal Risk & Compliance Committee who meet regularly to ensure we consider and manage various risks and projects across the firm and also sits on the firm’s Cyber Security Committee.

She and her team are responsible for ensuring we meet the best standards for our clients and that the firm and all of our staff comply with the professional Standards and Regulatory requirements of our regulator the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Rebecca Ison

Specialisms & expertise

  • Working with the team, the Board and CeO to ensure we have a clear Risk Framework in place which forms part of everything we do
  • Advising on all matters involving data protection, client confidentiality, retention of data, data security and data subject access requests
  • Supporting practice areas and advising on anti-money laundering and anti-bribery procedures and regulations
  • Creating and helping to maintain quality standards across the firm
  • Professional conduct & ethics
  • Advising on potential professional negligence matters and complaints
  • Supporting and advising on potential conflicts of interest and is responsible for the procedure to ensure that we avoid acting in any conflict situation
  • Driving and supporting firm wide initiatives
  • Providing training on all areas of risk & compliance.


Rebecca obtained her degree in Law at Nottingham Trent University; Southampton Institute and went on to complete her Legal Practice Course, a postgraduate diploma at De Montfort University. Having completed her two year training contract she was admitted to the role of solicitors in 2000 and joined Thomson Snell & Passmore in 2017 as Head of Risk & Compliance.