By Legal Futures Associate Select Legal
Next week the Legal Division of the leading software provider for mid market businesses in the UK and Asia Pacific, The Access Group, will be running an AML webinar for law firms. The “Let’s Talk AML” Webinar takes place on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 12.30 pm and for an hour Access Legal’s Brian Rogers, Director of Compliance, will talk all things Anti-Money Laundering with Financial Crime Consultant, Bill Jones, in what promises to be an insightful 60 minutes, across lunchtime.
Since the review last year, and the updated Anti-Money Laundering Guidance was issued for the Legal Sector at the beginning of 2021, AML has been taking up significant head space for many law firm leaders. With the legal sector being a prime target for facilitating money laundering and terrorist financing, AML headlines are hitting the legal press on a daily basis, at the moment. In June, the SRA started issuing fines to firms failing to meet the requirements, there is wide debate about why things need to change, and Brussels is busy planning a new agency to combat AML, to list just a few of the recent stories taking up our sector’s column inches.
The 156-page Guidance document issued in 2018 by the Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG), which includes representative bodies such as the Law Society, has grown to a 212-page document in 2021. There is a lot to take in for busy law firm execs trying to practise law, run their businesses and stay on top of the requirements.
Select Legal Systems Limited, the authors of the popular law firm software LAWFUSION, which offers an AML module as part of its suite of integrated legal software, announced last month it had become part of The Access Group. This means from now on Access Legal webinars, of this nature, are open to Select Legal clients, as well as firms that are not yet clients, by special invitation.
To book a demonstration of Select Legal’s Anti-Money Laundering Software Module or any other aspect of the LAWFUSION system, please call 01482 567601 between 9am-5.30pm. At all other times, the LAWFUSION book-a-demo form is available here.
Also please feel free to visit the Access Legal website for further background reading.