AML Series - Session 1: AML in Focus

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AML Series - Session 1: AML in Focus

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Date: Tuesday 13 April 2021

Time: 13.00 - 14.00

Cost: £11.50 + VAT per person

CPD Hours: 1 Risk Management

This session will provide an overview of the revised Legal Sector Affinity Group guidance and the key changes, , including the firm’s Risk Assessment (taking note of the National Risk Assessment and the Sectoral Risk Assessment),Trust and Company Service Providers, and source of funds/source of wealth. The session will also include practical guidance about making a suspicious activity report including what to include, the NCA’s guidance and tipping off. The session will include a Q & A component and material to help attendees.


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Alison Matthews

Alison is the director of quality and risk at Shoosmiths. With her team, she is responsible for all quality/risk/compliance issues at the firm, including anti money laundering (AML), data protection, FCA and professional conduct.

She is renowned as one of the UK's leading experts on AML and professional conduct, having won numerous awards as the UK's anti-money laundering adviser of the year for the last 6 years in succession.

Alison was a member of and latterly chair of The Law Society's money laundering taskforce, lobbying on the 2nd and 3rd European money laundering directives and a key member of the government's money laundering advisory committee.

She is the author of the AML Toolkit (1st and 2nd Editions) and the Data Protection Toolkit (1st and 2nd Editions) published by The Law Society of England and Wales and is a regular contributor to legal publications.

She has her own consultancy business lecturing on AML, data protection and professional conduct for all the UK law societies, providing a wide range of compliance services/advice/internal training to solicitors, including drafting legislation and conduct rules for offshore law societies.

She served as an investment business executive in professional ethics at The Law Society for 10 years, before spending 11 years in private practice, before joining Shoosmiths in 2015. She was a key policy adviser on financial services (involved in the creation of the designated professional body regime) as well as the guidance expert on those issues. Her expertise in court of protection work led to her being a member of the joint committee of The Law Society and the court of protection.

All Tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable.

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland is the professional body for the solicitors' profession in Northern Ireland with the aim of protecting the public. Under the Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, the Law Society acts as the regulatory authority governing the education, accounts, discipline and professional conduct of solicitors in order to maintain the independence, ethical standards, professional competence and quality of services offered to the public.

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