On 26th July, the Law Society Gazette reported that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in England & Wales has seen a 43% rise in reports of possible money laundering.  In the first 9 months of 2018 it received 218 money laundering reports, compared with 152 in the same period in 2017, a ‘significant’ increase according to the SRA.  This information is contained in the SRA report: “Upholding Professional Standards 2017/18”.

The report is available at –

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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