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Obligation in Respect of Money Laundering – Scotland

By DPF Admin2nd December 2014August 6th, 2019Area Updates, Circulars, Latest News, Northern Updates
To All Members
Circular 52/14


We have been advised that, due to the requirements of the Law Society in Scotland, it is a requirement that money-laundering checks are carried out on all clients of legal firms. 

This would require the production, by the individual concerned, of original passports / driving licences and utility bills of less than 3 months age on every occasion. 

To avoid the cost and inconvenience Thompsons Scotland carry out a money laundering check on each client. 

This does not affect, in any way, a members credit rating, but simply addresses the Law Societies requirements quickly and without inconvenience. It is an approved method, by the Law Society in Scotland. 

Members should be aware that if they take a case out in Scotland, this money laundering check will appear on their credit reference record, but does not count for, or against, any credit rating or affect the member in any way whatsoever. 

If members have any concerns around this please contact us at DPF HQ on 0207 218 9619 or 

Eamon Keating

National Chairman

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