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AML and counter-terrorist financing—source of funds and source of wealthSource of funds and wealth was a key focus of the SRA’s Preventing Money...
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19th May
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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19th May
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Compliance officer for legal practice—COLP—title and duties 2011 [Archived]The compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) sits at the heart of the...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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SRA Accounts Rules 2019This Practice Note sets out the requirements of the SRA Accounts Rules 2019 (the 2019 Rules), in force from 25 November 2019,...
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19th May
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1DefinitionsModern Slavery Policy•means the Customer's anti-slavery and human trafficking policy as set out in Schedule [insert] as updated by the...
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19th May
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High-risk third countries trackerOrganisations caught by the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer)...
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19th May
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Active bribery, passive bribery and bribing foreign public officialsThe purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 19th May
Precedents
In briefThis precedent links to: •a template created by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the ‘Set II’ or ‘2004’ EU Standard...
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19th May
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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 19th May
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Safeguards and information barriersProtection of confidential information is fundamental to your relationship with clients, both as a matter of law...
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19th May
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Undertakings and the SRA 2019What is an undertaking?An undertaking is:•a statement, given orally or in writing, whether or not it includes the word...
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19th May
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Duties of confidentiality and disclosure 2019The protection of confidential information is a fundamental feature of the solicitor-client relationship...
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19th May
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1IntroductionThis financial sanctions policy is designed to ensure we comply with applicable financial sanctions laws made under the UK sanctions...
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19th May
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SRA Handbook 2011 [Archived]The SRA Handbook 2011 sets out standards and requirements that individual lawyers and firms are expected to achieve and...
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19th May
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Working with European lawyers—the Registered European Lawyer (REL) regimeAt 11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition/implementation...
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19th May

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Money Laundering Regulations 2017—systems and controls requirements—law firmsThis Practice Note explains the regulatory requirement to implement...
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14th Sep
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Pre-employment checks—law firmsWhile the application form and interview process will give you some assurances as to a candidate's suitability for a...
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14th Sep
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Money Laundering Regulations 2017—screening employees—law firmsThis Practice Note reflects draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML guidance,...
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14th Sep
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Money laundering compliance officer—law firmsThis Practice Note is intended for law firms that are subject to the Money Laundering, Terrorist...
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14th Sep
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Money laundering or terrorist financing incident—panic sheet1. Money laundering incident management teamYou need to be able to show you’ve taken a...
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22nd Aug
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Criminal records—asking questions and DBS checksThis Practice Note considers the extent to which employers can ask questions of a prospective employee...
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17th Aug
Q&As
My client’s purchase price is being paid by his father. The seller’s solicitor has asked for a bank statement to evidence that the purchase price...
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16th Aug
Precedents
Memo to board accompanying AML and counter-terrorist financing policyDate: [insert date]IntroductionIn the UK the law on money laundering and...
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15th Aug
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Register of AML and CTF policies, plans and proceduresThis Precedent Register of AML and CTF policies, plans and procedures can be used to help you...
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15th Aug
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Message from CEO/Senior Member/Senior Partner reinforcing the AML and counter-terrorist financing policySTOP PRESS: Draft Legal Sector Affinity Group...
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15th Aug
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AML and counter-terrorist financing compliance declarationMoney laundering is the process through which the true origin and ownership of the proceeds...
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15th Aug
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Cash policy1Large payments made in cash may be a sign of money laundering or terrorist financing.2You must not accept any funds (cash or otherwise)...
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15th Aug
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AML and counter-terrorist financing policy—law firmsThis document reflects draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML Guidance, published on 20...
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15th Aug
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Money Laundering Regulations 2017—group level policies, controls and procedures—law firmsThis document reflects draft Legal Sector Affinity Group...
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15th Aug
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Receiving funds—money laundering concernsThis Practice Note reflects draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML guidance, published on 20 January...
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15th Aug
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Money Laundering Regulations 2017—record keeping—law firmsThis Practice Note reflects draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML guidance, published...
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15th Aug
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Money Laundering Regulations 2017—good practice for preventing money laundering and financing of terrorismThis Practice Note provides examples of good...
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15th Aug
Q&As
How can a law firm comply with its MLR 2017 screening employees obligations, and how does this work in relation to BOOMs?This Q&A reflects draft Legal...
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15th Aug
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AML and data protection—law firmsThis Practice Note reflects draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML guidance, published on 20 January 2021. It...
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15th Aug

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