Chambers is delighted to announce that Martin Evans, Abigail Coghill-Smith and Fiona Jackson have been approached by the Bar Council to provide training courses for the Bar on the interface of Public Access work with awareness of professional obligations to minimise the risk of potential laundering of the proceeds of crime by clients and third parties.
Accordingly, our team has devised and will deliver a comprehensive series of two-hour CPD-accredited training programmes to the profession and their clerks from 20th October, specifically tailored to meet barristers’ queries arising from the Bar Council’s general Public Access training programme.
This practical course introduces the relevant provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, explaining their impact on barristers undertaking Public Access work and promoting the ability to recognise and respond appropriately to ‘suspicious transactions’.
During the interactive training workshop, delegates will discuss case studies giving rise to potential problems, especially handling client money; study relevant guidance and judgments such as Bowman v Fels; examine the dangers of ignoring the legislation; and be instructed on best practice to minimise risk.
If you are a barrister or clerk wishing to book onto the training programme, please click here.