The Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG), which includes all UK legal sector professional bodies and supervisors, has completed an extensive revision and redraft of its AML guidance. This replaces previous versions of the guidance and is published in draft pending approval by HMT.
Read the guidance: AML Guidance for the Legal Sector 2021
This is the main AML guidance for the legal sector. It builds on previous AML guidance released after the implementation of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLRs) and incorporates subsequent amendments made by:
This guidance is subject to review by Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT). Any content may be amended before the final version which will only be published with HMT’s full approval in the coming months. The authors accept no liability for the contents of the guidance.
The final HMT-approved guidance will be released in two parts. This is the first of the two parts and is the main part of relevance for practices we supervise for AML.
You can consider this to be formal CLC guidance until a HMT-approved version is available. The HMT approved version will also be reliable upon under provisions in the regulations e.g. regulation 21(10)(b)(ii) – determining what is appropriate with regard to the size and nature of your business.
|CookieConsent||https://www.clc-uk.org/||Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain||1 Year||HTTP|
|_ga||https://www.clc-uk.org/||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||1 Year||HTTP|
|_gat||https://www.clc-uk.org/||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||Session||HTTP|
|_gid||https://www.clc-uk.org/||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Session||HTTP|
|collect||google-analytics.com||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session||Pixel|
|GPS||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||Session||HTTP|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||1 Year||HTTP|
|YSC||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Session||HTTP|