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27/07/2022
How Long Do Anti-Money Laundering Checks Take?

Introduction Whenever a client wants to buy property, get legal advice or apply for credit or a loan, anti-money-laundering checks must be carried out. As methods of determining anti-money laundering are becoming more sophisticated, so are attempts to avoid detection, which means that the amount of time these checks take to complete varies from person […]

16/06/2022
What is Aggravated Identity Theft? Important Definitions and Legalities to Know

Introduction Instances of identity theft are on the rise around the globe due to such a high volume of the population using different forms of identification, using digital systems, and attackers becoming more intelligent in their attacks. And an area of identity theft is aggravated identity theft - an area which is often the scariest […]

16/06/2022
Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Checks for Solicitors

What is anti-money laundering? (AML) Before we touch on what anti-money laundering is and AML checks for solicitors, it's important to understand the reasons for anti-money laundering (AML). In a nutshell, AML is the process of tackling money laundering through detection, prevention, and punishment. So what is money laundering? Money laundering can be characterised in […]

04/05/2022
Wales Legal Awards - Innovation Sponsors

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This quote by Helen Keller sums up how we should be looking at the legal sector; especially around innovation. Working as a collective towards the same goal around creating a more innovative sector is essential. And one way to do this is by […]

05/04/2022
KYB Checks for Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP)

  Understanding Know your Business (KYB) checks and who you are working with is the first essential step in any business. But knowing how deep you need to know about your client is another task. For commercial law firms, knowing the company using your legal services is often a difficult task. This is why having […]

14/03/2022
Should I Start My Own Law Firm? 

Why You Should Consider Starting Your Own Law Firm Starting a law firm is not an easy task. There are many aspects that need to be taken care of. However it does offer a lot of benefits for those who are willing to put in the hard work. This article will help answer the question: […]

23/01/2022
How to Check if Someone is Using My Identity UK

What is Identity Theft and Why is it Important to Check Someone is Not Using Your Identity Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information without your permission to commit fraud. This can include accessing your bank account, running up debts in your name, and even getting a job using your personal information. The […]

20/01/2022
End-to-end KYC Process

Organisations such as law firms working with new customers are constantly starting new relationships. And like any relationship, they will hopefully be mutually beneficial, long term and where both parties understand and trust each other. Therefore, during the initial stages of engagement you must get to Know Your Customer (KYC), and the end-to-end KYC process. Fortunately, there […]

17/01/2022
What is Anti-Money Laundering (AML) in Law Firms?

What is Money Laundering? Have you ever wondered what is anti-money laundering in law firms? Money laundering is a process by which an individual, company, or organisation can disguise the original ownership of their proceeds from criminal activity. The term was coined in the early 1900s by a Scottish police officer named William Taylor when […]

14/12/2021
Law Firms and Client Engagement

We hear it all the time, don’t we? Client engagement is critical to ensuring your firm provides the highest levels of customer service. But often, the question of ‘what is client engagement’ can be avoided, or at least not answered clearly. This article explores what client engagement really means for law firms and clients alike, […]

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