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.
We have responded to the government's consultation on the transposition of the 5th EU Money Laundering Directive into UK law.
The Law Society has responded to the Law Commission's consultation asking how the UK's Suspicious Activity Reporting (SARs) regime could be improved.
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 latest advice and tips for new money laundering reporting officers.
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Our practical online course helps fee earners to recognise the warning signs and improve their risk management.
Our free and confidential helpline offers advice on a range of AML topics including customer due diligence, sources of funds, high-risk jurisdiction lists, and much more.
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Subscribe to AML Update and receive bi-monthly AML developments, as well as details of anti-money laundering training and events.
Litigators will gain expert insight from a high-calibre line up of judges, commercial litigators and barristers. Delegates will be given the opportunity to ask questions and join in debate from the floor
The toolkit contains a full range of draft policies, procedures and template forms which legal practices can adapt to their individual circumstances.
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.