Amy Bell, head of risk and compliance at QualitySolicitors is taking her position as the new chair of The Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force.
From 1st September she will lead the Task Force that works with the Law Society to support legal professionals around the issues, regulations and practical implications of the Proceeds of Crime Act. Her role as chair will last for three years.
Having been on the Task Force for five years, Amy is keen to step-up to chair and continue the work of the previous chairs in representing the profession. She will combine her new role with her ongoing responsibilities at QualitySolicitors, where she oversees compliance and risk management.
Amy Bell comments: “I’ve always been hugely passionate about preventing financial crime, so am thrilled to be able to represent the Money Laundering Task Force. It will be incredibly rewarding to be able to give something back to legal professionals, especially at a critical time when new legislation will come into force.”
Amy has specialised in Compliance since 2005. She provides invaluable support to over 100 QualitySolicitors’ offices with all issues of regulatory and statutory compliance including the SRA Code of Conduct, Anti Money Laundering, and Data Protection. She also provides in-house training to Partner Firms and support on Lexcel, and is always on hand to support QualitySolicitors firms by providing specialist compliance advice; from discussing issues of professional ethics, or suspicious circumstances, to looking at wider law firms’ management issues.