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SuperSAR investigation form1General detailsDate[Insert date]Customer/client name (if applicable)[Insert customer/client name]Name and job title of...
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1st Aug
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Register of superSAR requests and responsesThis Precedent Register of superSAR requests and responses can be used to keep a record of your superSAR...
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31st Jul
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Do I have to make a suspicious activity report where I have stopped acting or declined to act for a client due to the presence of an AML risk...
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What is a solicitor’s duty when they suspect an unrepresented person on the other side of a matter has not properly accounted for value added tax in...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Steele of Bevan Brittan LLP 31st Jul
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Is it considered as tipping off if a law firm tells its client that it has informed Companies House about a discrepancy in beneficial ownership...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Steel of Augury Consulting Limited 31st Jul
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Will I breach my duty of client confidentiality by submitting a suspicious activity report (SAR) to the National Crime Agency (NCA)?Duty of...
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Do I have to make a suspicious activity report where I have been unable to apply CDD measures?This Q&A reflects draft Legal Sector Affinity Group...
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Reporting suspicions of money laundering—law firmsThis document reflects draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML guidance, published on 20...
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Tipping-off and prejudicing an investigation—core details for law firmsThere are several offences of tipping-off and prejudicing an investigation that...
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SARs and confidentiality—law firmsIssues of confidentiality arise in two different respects in terms of suspicious activity reports (SARs):•your duty...
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External suspicious activity report—reasons for suspicion sample wordingParties, issues and circumstancesLexatur LLP is a firm of solicitors...
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Suspicious activity report registerThis Precedent Suspicious activity report register can help you keep comprehensive records of internal...
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Writing a quality Suspicious Activity Report—checklist for reporters1Disclosure report details (NCA preferred forms)RequirementComment/Action required...
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Internal suspicious activity report—investigation record1General detailsInternal SAR reference number[Insert internal SAR reference...
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