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Invitation to Breakfast Briefing on Privilege & Anti-Money Laundering Reporting

We would be delighted if you would join us for a complimentary Breakfast Briefing on Privilege & Anti-Money Laundering Reporting with Jonathan Fisher QC on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 at The Walbrook Club in central London.

In recognition of its place as a fundamental freedom, Parliament and the Courts have exempted solicitors and accountants from the anti-money laundering reporting requirement where privilege governs the communication of suspicious information. The application of the rules of privilege is challenging and failure to make a Suspicious Activity Report potentially exposes a person to criminal liability. We hope that you will join us for a discussion of this fast-moving area of law.

In the context of anti-money laundering reporting, we will consider:

  • What communications are covered by legal privilege?
  • How does legal privilege apply to in-house counsel?
  • Who is covered by legal privilege?
  • Is statutory privilege under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 different from privilege at common law?
  • If so, what are the differences?
  • When is common law privilege waived?
  • Can statutory privilege be waived?

Details are as follows -

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

8.00am – Arrival & welcome
8.30am – Hot breakfast will be served. Privilege & Anti Money Laundering Reporting with Jonathan Fisher QC followed by Q&A
9.30am – Briefing ends

The Walbrook Club
37A Walbrook
London EC4N 8BS

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