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Mindful about money laundering

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Law in a nutshell

Money laundering (ML) is when criminals ‘clean’ the financial proceeds of crime. They give it an apparent legitimate origin, which has no obvious links to its criminal source. Money laundering, and how criminals use law firms to launder criminal proceeds, is a key risk and compliance issue for the SRA.

What's covered?

SRA inspections and guidance, practical guidance on the key steps to take with money laundering and key resources to use in practice.

Estimated length

20 mins

Recommended knoweldge level  

All levels

Knowledge check

3 questions at the end to check your understanding