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The Society is a member of the Legal Intelligence Sharing Expert Working Group (Legal ISEWG). The purpose of the Legal ISEWG is to advance and improve intelligence and intelligence-related information sharing between legal sector professional body supervisors (PBSs), anti-money laundering (AML) statutory supervisors and law enforcement agencies.

Please note below the links to access three Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce (JMLIT) alerts which the Legal ISEWG has agreed should be shared with all Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs) in the sector.

0675-JMLIT Unregistered OTC Crypto Brokers Amber ALERT FINAL

0676-OIC Illicit Finance in Organised Immigration Crime

0678-NECC Unregistered MSBs Alert v1.0 FINAL

Some of the information contained in these alerts may not be specifically relevant to your firm, but as MLRO you should note the content of the alerts and give consideration to the warning signs identified in the documents.

Where relevant in the context of your business, the Society strongly recommends that you review your Firm level Risk Assessment and Policies, Controls and Procedures (PCPs), taking into consideration the information contained in the alerts.

This information should also be taken into consideration when undertaking client and matter level risk assessments and enhanced due diligence should be conducted as necessary. Further information on firm’s obligations in this regard, can be found in the Legal Sector Affinity Group AML Guidance 2021 which is available in the AML/CTF section of the Members’ Services Area of the Society’s website.   The Guidance has recently been updated and is awaiting approval by HM Treasury. 

Due to the ’official’ document classification status of these alerts – you cannot make this information available publicly, share on public facing websites, external mailing lists, social media or other channels. 

However, you may circulate the information within your firm for training and awareness purposes. More information on the classification can be found within the alerts.

JMLIT alert 0697: July 2022

Please click here to access the red alert which has been issued by the JMLIT+ Sanctions Facilitators Cell, with representation from law enforcement, private industry, regulators and OFSI. 

The purpose of the alert is to provide information from law enforcement and the legal and financial services sectors on some of the common techniques designated persons (DPs) and their UK enablers are suspected to be using to evade financial sanctions. 



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