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21 April 2020

COVID-19 – Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Counter-Terrorist Financing

UK Legal Sector Affinity Group – Advisory Note Published - 21st April 2020

As previously advised the Society has been collaborating with members of the Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) (which comprises UK legal sector supervisory authorities and professional bodies, including the Society) to prepare further information and assistance for practitioners in relation to preventing Money Laundering/Terrorist Financing

The LSAG has now jointly published an Advisory Note, highlighting key AML/CTF risks and challenges for the legal sector associated with the COVID -19 crisis. It also includes information to assist practitioners with their ongoing obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (Amended).

This includes information on undertaking client due diligence, where meeting in person may not be possible.

The Advisory Note is available by clicking here



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