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AML Certificate... According to Fraser

Earlier this year, firms covered by the scope of the 2017 Regulations completed the AML registration process and as the next major step as a Professional Body Supervisor, those same firms are required to complete a compulsory questionnaire, the AML Certificate. Fraser Sinclair, our AML Auditor explains how he came to be involved and why it's so important.

Future of legal services regulation

Carole Ford, lay convener of the Regulatory Committee, writes about the need for reform of legal services regulation which ensures robust public protections.

Christine McLintock: Independence of legal profession under threat

Christine McLintock, former General Counsel of Pinsent Masons and member of the Roberton review panel, discusses Esther Roberton's report on the regulation of legal services.

New anti-money laundering certificate to be introduced for law firms

A new AML Certificate is to be introduced for law firms to strengthen AML procedures and meet the requirements of the 2017 Money Laundering Regulations.

New Online Process for ongoing AML registration

We have launched a new online service for ongoing AML registration for solicitors joining, leaving or changing roles within their firm.

New Incidental Financial Business rules and guidance

Legal services consumers are set to benefit from new practice rules for Scottish solicitors on Incidental Financial Business.

AML risk asessment review

Has your firm completed an AML risk assessment? It's an essential part of law firms' anti-money laundering activity

Money laundering and the professions – what next?

Graham Barrow, anti-money laundering consultant and writer about financial crime, discusses the UK Government’s recent announcement regarding the professions and money launderers.

HM Treasury annual frozen assets review

HM Treasury frozen asset annual review - reporting period ends on 13 October.

Regulation – in everyone’s interest

Our Regulatory Committee plays a crucial role in overseeing our regulatory functions. Carole Ford, the lay convener to the committee, discusses some of its recent work and decisions

Opportunities for influence and development on our committees

Solicitors and non-solicitors have the opportunity to get involved with the work of the Law Society of Scotland, influencing decisions affecting the Scottish legal profession and helping to shape good law.

Judicial Factor appointed to Glasgow law firm

The Law Society has successfully petitioned the Court of Session to appoint a Judicial Factor to a Glasgow law firm