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Solicitors and Money Laundering

A Compliance Handbook, 4th Edition
Peter Camp and Amy Bell
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The fourth edition of this bestselling guide to money laundering compliance has been updated to take account of significant developments in legislation and best practice including:

  • the replacement of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 with the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017
  • the replacement of the Law Society’s practice note with the Legal Sector Affinity Group’s guidance
  • the introduction of the Criminal Finances Act 2017
  • the National Crime Agency succeeding the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

User-friendly and practical, the book provides an overview of the substantive law and guidance on reporting suspicions, managing money laundering procedures and spotting money laundering activities in a solicitor’s practice, as well as the full text of the Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for the Legal Sector, making it an essential resource for ensuring compliance.


Part I: Substantive law:  1. Money laundering and the solicitors' profession: an overview  2. Criminal offences: arrangements (POCA 2002, s.328)  3. Criminal offences: other money laundering offences  4. Authorised disclosures  5. Failure to disclose: regulated sector  6. Failure to disclose: nominated officers  7. Disclosures which prejudice an investigation  8. Money Laundering Regulations 2017  Part II: Practical guidance:  9. Reporting suspicions  10. Management of money laundering procedures  11. How to spot money laundering activities in a solicitors' practice  Part III: Appendices. 

About the Author

Peter Camp was formerly a professor of legal ethics at the College of Law. Amy Bell is director of Teal Compliance and former chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force.

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Regulation and compliance


August 2018


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384 Pages