5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Law Firm Risk & Compliance

Case Study - 09/09/2019 : AML, Conflicts, law firm, risk & compliance, SRA, Risk & Compliance, Risk & Compliance

Risk and compliance in law firms is a booming career path and attracts many LLB and LPC graduates who may traditionally be looking at training contracts or paralegal roles. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Work in top law firms

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AJ Fox Compliance ask: What is Law Firm Risk & Compliance?

Case Study - 09/09/2019 : AML, Conflicts, law firm, risk & compliance, SRA, Risk & Compliance, Risk & Compliance

The Risk and Compliance function in a law firm has a wide range of responsibilities. Primarily it exists in order to mitigate and protect against risks and maintain compliance with relevant regulations and legislation - but what does that mean in...

AJ Fox Compliance - 5 things to consider when in a hurry to hire a permanent employee

Case Study - 09/09/2019 : AML, Conflicts, law firm, risk & compliance, SRA, Risk & Compliance, Risk & Compliance

This is a situation we frequently see*, a strong candidate is under consideration and would normally be requested for interview, but for the 3 month notice period that does not sit well with the urgency of the hire. Here are a few things we think...

5 reasons looking at opportunities overseas might be a good move, says AJ Fox Compliance

Case Study - 09/09/2019 : AML, Conflicts, law firm, risk & compliance, SRA, Risk & Compliance, Risk & Compliance

Whilst for some the idea of swapping rainy England for the sunny beaches of Australia or the lively streets of Hong Kong may be a no-brainer, we consistently hear from law firms that they struggle to get interest from their own risk and...

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Network Partner - 13/08/2019 : AML, Conflicts, law firm, risk & compliance, SRA

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Dun & Bradstreet: Do we need robotics in AML/KYC?

Resource - 06/12/2017 : AI, AML, automation, Beneficial Ownership, compliance, CRM Software, due diligence, Dun & Bradstreet, KYC, robotics, Risk & Compliance, Technology

There’s been a lot of news and discussion around the use of robotics in anti-money laundering (AML)/know your customer (KYC) compliance recently, and it appears to be somewhat of a buzzword. In the popular conception, a robot is a physical...

Encompass MLR 2017: Four months on - what your firm needs to do

Event - 16/10/2017 : AML, anti-money laundering, due diligence software, legal company search, legal software, software for lawyers, technology for lawyers, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Risk & Compliance, Webinars

Our guest speaker for this webinar will be Amy Bell, Chair of the Law Society AML Action Task Force and compliance expert. Amy worked for many years as a solicitor before moving into compliance and eventually launching her own firm. A leading...

HBR Consulting: Why global law firms must prioritise anti-money laundering policies

Resource - 23/08/2017 : AML, anti-money laundering, Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Risk & Compliance

In 2015, 11.5 million documents referred to as the Panama Papers were leaked from a Panamanian law firm and revealed widespread global tax evasion involving notable individuals (including FIFA soccer officials and the Icelandic Prime Minister)....

Career Legal: What you need to know about the money laundering regulations 2017

Resource - 07/08/2017 : AML, anti-money laungering, BD, career legal, Finance, hr, jobs, marketing, recruitment, Finance, Risk & Compliance

Finalised in mid-2015, the ‘Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017’ was only just recently approved by parliament and commenced on the 26th June 2017. Despite being aware of it for over two years...

Industry interview with Encompass: At one with the fourth

Resource - 24/07/2017 : AML, anti-money laundering, due diligence software, legal company search, Legal Practice Management, legal software, LPM magazine, SME law firms, software for lawyers, technology for lawyers, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

This article was originally featured as an industry interview in the July issue of LPM. To read the issue in full, ...

Anti-Money Laundering Update 2013

Event - 14/01/2013 : AML, anti-money laundering, Birmingham, risk management, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management, Training and educational courses

With the prospect of a Fourth Money Laundering Directive in 2014, the AML challenges faced by legal practices show no signs of abating. Embedding a culture of compliance helps to show the SRA that you understand OFR and are managing your practice...

Law Society: AML consultations update

News Article - 31/08/2012 : AML, Risk & Compliance

While many of us have been glued to our screens watching the Olympics, or seeking to avoid sport entirely, the pace of law reform on a number of fronts has continued unabated. Here is a quick update on a number of the law reform proposals...

Law Society guidance on conveyancing transactions and AML

News Article - 31/08/2012 : AML, conveyancing, Risk & Compliance

The money laundering obligations are not the only compliance obligations which lawyers and banks need to consider when transferring funds.

While money laundering requirements are aimed at preventing the flow of illicit funds, the UK’s...

Updated Law Society guidance on AML and avoiding fraudsters

News Article - 29/08/2012 : AML, Risk & Compliance, Risk & Compliance

If you are considering putting together AML refresher training for staff over the summer break, you should pay particular attention to areas of practice involving litigation, to ensure your firm avoids being the victim of fraudsters or...

European Commission rejects lawyers’ pleas to reduce anti-money laundering burden

News Article - 17/04/2012 : AML, EC, Risk & Compliance, Risk & Compliance

The European Commission (EC) sees no reason to accede to lawyers’ calls and reduce the burden of anti-money laundering (AML) rules on the legal profession, a new report has indicated.

However, the EC is to consider what steps might...