Amy 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.”