Legal advice: GC, MLRO, COLP/COFA

Independent, privileged legal advice for Senior or Managing Partners, Finance Directors, Law firm General Counsel, Money Laundering Reporting Officers and COLPs and COFAs in law firms and ABSs.

The terminology may have changed but the issues remain the same  – this has been our core practice area since we launched in 2003. Our clients include leading UK, US and international firms.  We provide advice and support on the regulatory and liability issues professional firms face.

Maintaining privilege will be an important consideration in obtaining external advice. As an SRA-regulated law firm ourselves, our advice will usually be covered by legal professional privilege.

We can give one-off advice on specific issues, matters or projects. We also provide ongoing advice  through our Helpline services:

  • Pay as you go basis. We put in place terms and you can then contact us by telephone, email or letter seeking advice on any issues you wish with matters charged on a time spent basis.
  • Fixed fee basis. We agree an annual fee and you (or others in the firm at your instruction) can then make unlimited numbers of enquiries subject to a fair use policy. Where a matter develops beyond something which can be dealt via this system we would deal with it by arrangement outside the scheme on an agreed basis.

Further information with examples of the range of services we provide can be found here.


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