By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

UK SRA money laundering and sanctions FAQs

The UK Solicitor’s Regulation Authority publishes FAQs regarding money laundering and compliance here, which contain some sanctions issues, including: “how does the general licence for legal fees under the Russia and Belarus sanctions regime work?”  The SRA answered: law firms cannot receive payment for any legal work for designated persons without applying for a specific licence. “I currently check my …

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About Michael O'Kane

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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