In the legal sector, no solicitor, barrister, or clerk is safe from the threat of financial crime in today’s world. Each year, an estimated £100 billion of ‘dirty money’ passes through the UK, with criminals targeting legal professionals to aid them in their attempt to launder money.
By completing this training, you will develop an understanding of money laundering, how to identify it, and, crucially, how to avoid falling victim to it.
Too often, anti-money laundering checks are assumed to be the responsibility of the instructing solicitor, however ‘however barristers and chambers are equally responsible for carrying out their own checks.
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