QualitySolicitors’ head of risk and compliance is appointed as new chair of the Law Society’s money laundering task force

Print This Post

1 April 2015


PrintAmy Bell, the head of risk and compliance at leading UK legal network QualitySolicitors has been named as the new chair of The Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force with effect from September 2015.

Amy will combine her new role with her ongoing responsibilities at QualitySolicitors where she oversees compliance and risk management at the firm’s network of 200 legal branches.

As part of her role at QualitySolicitors, Amy has overseen the implementation of the anti-money laundering regulations set out in the Proceeds of Crime Act, including running training programmes for lawyers in the QualitySolicitors network.

Her role at the Law Society will involve chairing the working group that is looking at ways to improve professional education and understanding among lawyers of the practical implications of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Commenting on her appointment, Eddie Ross, CEO at QualitySolicitors stated: “We are delighted that Amy has been appointed as chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force. Amy is a leading expert on the Proceeds of Crime Act and has overseen the education and training of lawyers in our network on these regulations, so she is well placed to expand that in this national role.

“We are of course delighted that she will continue to play a key role at QualitySolicitors as our head of risk and compliance and that the legal practices in our network will benefit from the advice Amy and the rest of our teams provide in helping improve high street legal services and helping the firms in our network adapt to the demands of new legislation.”

Amy Bell states: “I am delighted to be able to represent the money laundering task force at this critical time in the development of anti-money laundering regulation and would like to thank the Law Society for its support.”

 



Associate News is provided by Legal Futures Associates.
Find out about becoming an Associate



Legal Futures Blog

GDPR and the rise of ‘datanapping’ – the new threat to the pockets of law firms

Nigel Wright

You’ve heard about ransomware – a hacker infiltrates your IT systems, locking them down until you pay a ransom. Some studies now estimate that over 50% of businesses have experienced this type of attack in the last year, and it’s particularly prevalent within the legal sector. Previously, firms could protect themselves by having a solid disaster recovery plan in place to ensure they can get back up and running in the event of a disruption. However, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the new EU-wide regime which comes in effect on 25 May 2018, irrespective of Brexit – means that this approach alone is no longer adequate and security measures must be strengthened to prevent attacks.

April 21st, 2017