7 Participants’ perceptions of the UK AML regime

DOI: 10.4324/9780429019906-7

The previous data chapters of this book considered the practical issues that participants encountered when seeking to effect compliance with the mechanical aspects of the UK AML regime. This chapter moves away from the mechanics of day-to-day practice and explores participants’ perceptions of the regime overall, and their role within it. Accordingly, this chapter will consider participants’ perceptions of the following: (1) the role of the legal profession within the UK AML regime, (2) the costs and benefits of AML compliance, (3) SRA supervision and enforcement of the regime, (4) identification of money laundering risk, and (5) UK law firms in a global context. ...

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