New client form
New client form

The following Practice Compliance precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • New client form

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.

Instructions for completion

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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      Fee earner and source of instructions

      Fee earner or team[Insert fee earner or team name]
      Source of client
      Please tick
      ☐ Recommendation from existing/former client
      ☐ Referral from another solicitor or professional: [state who]
      ☐ Referral from an introducer: [state who]
      ☐ Direct approach from prospective client
      ☐ Other: [describe]
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      Client details

      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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