Anti-Money Laundering

The Moratorium Period: What It Does to Your Property, and What to Do When a Court is Asked to Extend It

Few people who receive a notice of an application to extend a moratorium period under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) will have the slightest idea what it means. An unfortunate effect of the evolution of the POCA regime over the years is that it appears long ago to have ceased trying to be intuitive or to have much if anything to do with common sense.

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The “Troika Laundromat Fraud”: Exposing the weaknesses in UK’s Anti-Money Laundering regime

The so-called “Troika Laundromat” fraud, uncovered after one of the largest banking information leaks ever, highlights the ever-growing importance for those within the regulated sector to implement robust customer due diligence (“CDD”) policies which are tailored to the specific money laundering risks posed by their customers.

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MPs call for manifold changes to the UK’s anti-money laundering regime 

BCL’s Serena O’Dea discusses the House of Commons’ Treasury Select Committee report, entitled ‘Economic Crime – Anti-Money Laundering Supervision and Sanctions Implementation’, published on Friday 8 March 2019 calling on the government to review the UK approach to economic crime.

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