It is rare to hear people speak fondly of AML/CFT, but it is an area where practitioners need to be mindful of their ongoing obligations. With the second round of audits having taken place for most law firms, a new suite of regulations and plenty of legislative change pending, it is timely to refresh and remind yourself of what is expected by the Department of Internal Affairs.
As with the previous workshops we have offered, we want to ensure that practitioners have the opportunity to seek guidance and discuss openly challenges and issues with implementing AML/CFT processes and controls in their practices. We also want to canvass and update amendments to the legislation since the last workshops and take a look at what it in the pipeline. Topis we intend to cover include:
With numbers strictly limited, these workshops enable lawyers and compliance officers to raise ongoing issues and to discuss ways of addressing them with an AML/CFT expert. As with past workshops, the focus will be on how to practically apply the legislation and meet compliance obligations in an effective and efficient way that recognises the particular risks of different practices.
This workshop will be relevant to almost all lawyers in practice but it will be of particular importance to senior partners/directors/principals and practice managers, especially those in small to medium-sized practices.
Fiona Hall, Barrister and Solicitor