The Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), Birkbeck, University of London has been funded by The Dawes Trust (an independent charitable trust) to undertake research examining how professionals may unwittingly participate in money laundering and organised fraud.
As part of their study, they are conducting an independent survey to gain a better understanding of how professionals are targeted and recruited by organised crime groups (OCGs), the regulatory response to the threat of OCGs and the preventative measures aimed at safeguarding you as a professional.
The survey is divided into four sections and will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Your participation is anonymous and confidential. ICPR will not collect any identifying details (e.g. your name, organisation or IP address). Neither the research team nor any regulatory body will know that you have taken part.
The research is supported by a steering group of which the Law Society is a part. Other steering group members include the SRA, City of London Police, the Home Office, the National Crime Agency and Ministry of Justice, the Financial Conduct Authority, CiFAS, Victim Support, the National Police Chiefs Council and the Serious Fraud Office. Steering group organisations will not see individual responses.
Please only take part if you want to. Choosing not to take part will not disadvantage you in any way. If you decide to take part, you do not have to answer any questions you don’t want to.
If you have any questions about the survey or the wider study, please contact Bina Bhardwa at ICPR.