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Anti-money Laundering Toolkit, 2nd edition


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24 May 2018

Law Society Publishing


Paperback and CD Rom
246 x 172 mm
144 pages

Anti-money Laundering Toolkit, 2nd edition
Law Society's Risk And Compliance Service

Alison Matthews


Parliament has specifically included lawyers within the group of professionals required to take steps to prevent money launderers and terrorist financiers making use of their services. Consequently, every law firm must have effective anti-money laundering policies in place.

This popular toolkit provides you with practical 'need to know' information and contains a mixture of draft policies and procedural checklists to help you demonstrate due diligence. These include compliance checklists, client identification and verification forms and MLRO policies.

This fully updated new edition includes:

  • the new AML Regulations, implementing the Fourth Money Laundering Directive
  • the Criminal Finances Act 2017 changes to the Proceeds of Crime Act2002
  • the Criminal Finances Act 2017
  • new chapters on suspicious activity reports and beneficial owners.

All of the draft policies and forms are contained in the accompanying CD-ROM, which can be customised as needed.


1. Setting up systems
2. Asessing risk to the legal practice
3. Client inception
4. Due diligence during the retainer
5. Managing risks around source of funds
6. Making reports
7. Client exit strategy
8. Training
9. Record Keeping
10. Monitoring compliance

About the Author

Alison Matthews is MLRO and Director of Quality and Risk at Shoosmiths LLP. She still runs her own training and compliance company, Alison Matthews Consulting Ltd. She is a previous chair of the Law Society's Money Laundering Taskforce and was a member of the Government's Money Laundering Advisory Committee.