More than 30 leading law firms joined VinciWorks’ recent AML Core Group Meeting. The mission of the Core Group is to share best practice in the field of AML compliance to improve policies and procedures for all and to actively manage AML risk.
VinciWorks’ Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin gave an AML news update focussing on the recent announcements from the Scottish Law Society and the SRA. Both regulators have pointed out that the level of AML compliance in law firms under their purview is lower than they would like. The SRA reported that less than a third of firms are compliant with 51% only partially compliant. Issues include deficient Source of Funds checks, poor training records and below-standard Risk Assessments. The SRA recently released their standard templates for client and matter risk assessments.Continue reading