This page provides links to the key legislation and guidance documents for AML in the legal sector, as well as our templates for risk assessments at the practice unit, matter and client level.
HM Treasury have now approved UK-wide AML guidance for the legal sector
New for 2019: the Financial Action Task Force have released updated Risk Based Approach Guidance for Legal Professionals.
How might you or your colleagues spot fake ID documents at client take-on stage?
One way would be to compare and contrast documentation presented against those you know are definitely genuine. This may be using your own photo-card licence or passport to compare against, or helpfully - the passport office, the DVLA and utility bill providers all provide information on security features, formats and layouts of their bills or issued documents on their websites.
You can find examples and useful links below:
Main energy providers (for utility bill examples - other utility providers may have similar)
- Passport office basic passport checks
- Passport office - new passport design
- DVLA information on driving licences
The Home Office also gives Guidance on Examining Identity Documents