The Law Society is committed to making the UK a hostile environment for illicit finances by helping solicitors in England and Wales act as gatekeepers to the UK financial system.
Solicitors play a key role in detecting and preventing money laundering, and the Law Society as the named supervisory authority under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 shares the government’s objectives in ensuring the UK has a robust and effective AML regime.
To achieve this, we provide AML guidance to our members and work alongside government, law enforcement and other supervisory authorities to improve the UK’s legislative and policy framework on AML.
While the Law Society is the named supervisory authority, we have delegated all regulatory functions to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, which acts independently and is responsible for monitoring and enforcing solicitors’ compliance with their AML obligations.
The Law Society, CLLS and Fraud Lawyers Association have responded to the House of Lords Committee call for evidence on the Bribery Act.
The Law Society has responded to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) consultation on recovering the costs of the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS).
The Law Society has responded to the Financial Conduct Authority’s consultation on the plans for a new Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS).
Our response highlights our concerns that OPBAS is likely to impose unnecessary costs on professional body AML supervisors.
We have responded to HM Treasury's consultation and call for further information.
We have responded to HMT's consultation, and have provided comments on the draft Money Laundering Regulations.
We have responded to the BEIS discussion paper on the transposition of article 30 of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive.
The Law Society has responded to the HM Treasury consultation on the transposition of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive
We have responded to the call for information on the action plan for anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist finance (CFT) supervisory regime.
We have responded to the consultation on the action plan for anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist finance (CFT) legislative proposals.
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Solicitors needing legal advice on anti-money laundering (AML) compliance can access an online directory of solicitors who practise in this area and are willing to be contacted by other solicitors seeking legal advice.