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The Conveyancer's Guide to Money Laundering and Mortgage Fraud

ISBN13: 9781906355784
Published: February 2010
Publisher: Ark Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Property lawyers face a range of regulatory, professional and industry obligations in providing their services, along with key risks including: + Criminal liability for unintentional involvement in frauds by their clients; + Sanctions for failure to follow the ever-growing volume of professional guidelines; and, + The resulting increases in professional indemnity premiums from an insurance sector now highly wary of this area of legal practice. To assist you in navigating this minefield, Managing Partner has commissioned a highly practical new report - The Conveyancer's Guide to Money Laundering and Mortgage Fraud by Matthew Moore. Packed with top tips and advice, along with practical checklists, this report covers: + An introduction to the legislatory drivers: the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Terrorism Act 2000, as well as relevant professional and industry guidance; + A guide to firm-wide and matter risk assessment - where are the danger points in your firm? + Understanding client due diligence requirements; + Making a disclosure when suspicion of money laundering arises, including issues of legal professional privilege and client consent; + Scenarios where tipping off might apply; + Danger areas for solicitors in relation to property fraud; + Ten top tips for safeguarding against involvement in mortgage fraud; + Departmental checklists of applicable law and Law Society guidance for property and conveyancing; company and commercial; litigation; and private client; and + Guidance on client identity information which can be circulated to staff.