AML resources

Legislation

 

Guidance

Legal Sector AML Guidance

The AML Legal Supervisors have prepared the Legal Sector Anti-Money Laundering Guidance which was approved by HM Treasury in March 2018. The guidance takes into account the changes introduced by the MLR 2017. The AML Legal Supervisors comprise the CLC, along with other legal sector regulators and representative bodies.

 

Sanctions and high risk jurisdictions

Selected sanctions lists

 

High risk jursidiction list

 

AML organisations

National Crime Agency – UKFIU

The UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) receives, analyses and distributes financial intelligence gathered from Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).  They have produced the following guidance:

For information or assistance with submitting SARs, SAR Online queries and consent issues the UKFIU can be contacted here.

 

OPBAS

The Office for Professional Body AML Supervision (OPBAS) is a new regulator set up to strengthen the UK’s AML regime and ensure that professional body supervisors (PBS) provide consistently high standards of AML supervision.

 

Reports

National Risk Assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing

The National Risk Assessment sets out the key money laundering and terrorist financing risks for the UK, how these have changed since the UK’s first national risk assessment was published in 2015, and the action taken since 2015 to address these risks.

 

‘Money laundering prevention guide a global first for lawyers’

A guide aiming to provide lawyers across the world with practical guidance in detecting and preventing money laundering.

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