Money laundering can only occur where there are criminal proceeds to be laundered, and these criminal proceeds often arise from terrible predicate crime such as human trafficking and slavery, drugs and arms dealing, and fraud.

Focus continues to grow on Anti-Money Laundering, both at local and national level, and attention is shifting to Designated Non-Financial Business and Professions (DNFBPs); those service providers who can act as enablers or gateways to the UK financial system.

If you offer legal services within scope of the UK Money Laundering Regulations, you are required by law to have policies and procedures in place which comply with those regulations. We know that the guidance and legislation can be a challenge to read, interpret and implement, so we are offering this course to give MLROs and AML Managers at our member firms the opportunity to be taken through the fundamentals of compliance and grow in confidence in their approach.

 

The course is priced at £995 + VAT.

This course split into:

  • 5 X 2 hour seminar/workshop sessions with expert trainer, Fraser Sinclair (8 hours CPD)
  • The price also includes a complimentary ticket to our AML & Financial Crime Conference on 26 and 27 October (6 hours CPD)
  • 1 X written assignment (2 hours CPD)
  • Optional private study (4 hours CPD)

Completing the full course fulfills your CPD requirements for the year.

Please note there are just 25 spaces available.

If you’re not a member, please contact our CPD team to book: CPD@lawscot.org.uk

September - October 2022
Date Location Seminars & Tutorials
Wednesday 28 September, 1pm - 3pm Online Context, risk and the risk based approach
Wednesday 5 October, 1pm - 3pm Online Your firm
Wednesday 12 October, 1pm - 3pm Online Your clients and matters 1
Wednesday 19 October, 1pm - 3pm Online Your clients and matters 2
Wednesday 26 October, 1 - 3pm Online Your clients and matters 3
Wednesday 26 & Wednesday 28 October, 9.30am - 1pm Online AML & Financial Crime Conference

Book now and secure your place

Discover how you can become certified in Anti-Money Laundering.
  1. Sign up for the certified course in AML
  2. Attend five short seminars led by Fraser Sinclair (10 hrs verified CPD)
  3. Attendance at our AML & Financial Crime Conference (6 hrs verified CPD)
  4. Online submission of assignment (2 hrs verified CPD)
  5. Certification in Anti-Money Laundering awarded with use of our marque

Optional online private study consolidation package (2 hr private study CPD).

Trainer
Head of AML, MacRoberts

Fraser Sinclair moved from one of the UK’s largest banks to become a formative member of the new AML Team at the Law Society of Scotland. He is now Head of AML and MLRO for MacRoberts LLP, one of Scotland’s leading commercial law firms, and runs the AML training and consultancy brand ‘AMLIFY’ through the firm.

Having worked in AML in financial services and the legal sector, on both regulator and regulated sides of the fence, Fraser is well placed to give participants a well-rounded and practical view of the subject.

This course is aimed at solicitors at legal firms who have responsibility for AML decision-making and policy and procedural design, but will also be of interest for any legal sector staff with an AML compliance element to their role.

Please note, this course and assumes some level of practical understanding and experience of navigating AML issues.  

The course is designed to be the fishing rod, not the fish. AML compliance contains many grey areas and often allows for differing approaches based on risk, size, and nature of firm. We want you to feel more comfortable and confident in understanding the guidance and legislation and in approaching how you implement your own AML regime at your firm The course will give you a grounding in:

  • The background and context to the current AML framework for the legal sector
  • The fundamentals of AML and their implementation
  • How to problem solve in AML

Throughout the course, there is of course opportunity to ask specific questions and share learning and understanding between participants and the trainer.

What have our past delegates said about the course?

"The course was really well structured and jammed full of relevant content. At the end of the course I feel I am now more confident in my role as MLRO . I also have a better knowledge of where to look for any information I need. Fraser brought this heavy and sometimes dry subject to life in a way that was easily understood and I can thoroughly recommend this course."

Martha Clark, McSherry Halliday

"Fraser clearly put a lot of effort into the preparation and delivery of the course and I appreciate the caring way in which he conducted things."

Peter Brash, Grigor & Young LLP

"Fraser is very knowledgeable on the topic and delivers the training well. Definitely worth attending any AML course that he is delivering."

"I have found the course incredibly useful – I particularly liked the practical aspects. The course really boosted my knowledge and confidence – let’s be honest, you saved my bacon!"

"The course was excellent. By some way the most interesting and useful CPD I have attended."