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Compliance , Anti-money laundering, Regulation | Online course

AML Module 1: Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Activity

30 minFoundation

Understanding anti-money laundering is critical. Law firms are frequently targeted by money launderers and it is a criminal offence to be involved in this process. This module is a guide to understanding how your firm may be targeted by money launderers and the steps you can take to identify suspicious instructions. It is an important tool to help you avoid being exposed to money laundering.

Written by Amy Bell, a renowned expert in the field and former Chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, it is underpinned by the Legal Sector Affinity Group Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for the Legal Sector. It is based on examples of good practice from the guidance and is relevant for all fee earners, whatever their area of practice.

Who this is for

Paralegals, Solicitors.

Learning outcomes

SRA competence: A2  +4 more for SRA competence: A2, A3, A4, A5, B7

After completing this module, you’ll understand:

  • Why it is essential to know about anti-money laundering
  • The three phases of money laundering and how they affect the legal profession
  • The common warning signs for suspicious activity

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