Why is it necessary to provide ID and proof of funds when instructing a solicitor? Commercial Property

Providing ID and proof of funds is a requirement of The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017.

Because solicitors and law firms handle large sums of money, especially when dealing with property transactions, they are considered to be at risk of money laundering.

Money laundering is the process of making illegally-gained money or property appear legal by introducing them into a legitimate financial system.

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