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STOP PRESS: Draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML guidance was published on 20 January 2021. It awaits approval by HM Treasury and any content may be amended before the final version is published with the Treasury's approval. This document reflects HM Treasury approved LSAG AML guidance published in 2018 and will be updated in due course.
Where you are opening a new matter for a new client, you should complete this form together with a new matter form. Please submit the completed forms to [state who] and retain a copy for the matter file.
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It is very important that we capture certain information in the right format.
[Be careful to record the client's full name and address as per the form and be vigilant in identifying any alias or possible spelling variations. This is not always as simple as it seems. For instance, you might record your client as Miss Louise Armstrong-Smith, whereas another member of the firm could record the same individual as Miss L Armstrong Smith, or Louise A Smith. Equally,
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to intercreditor agreements and their key provisions. This Practice Note:•explains the purpose of having an intercreditor agreement and when an intercreditor agreement would be used instead of a deed of priority or subordination deed•provides links to
This Practice Note considers the doctrine of forum non conveniens, also referred to as the appropriate forum or the proper place for a dispute to be determined. This doctrine is of relevance when determining whether the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction to hear a dispute and is applied
For guidance on the basic features of the doctrine of estoppel and the different classifications it has been subject to, see Practice Note: Estoppel—what, when and how to plead and related content.Promissory estoppel—what is it?Where A has, by words or conduct, made to B a clear and unequivocal
A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate title to land (for instance, when land is being acquired or offered up as security), they will write a report on title for their client, which sets
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