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Financial Crime Risk Management seminar comes to London in June

Financial Crime Compliance / Risk Management (inc AML/CFT)
The Financial C...
London and Hong Kong

The Financial Crime Forum, a leader in high-level seminars and fora worldwide since 1998, is delighted to announce that it is bringing Nigel Morris-Cotterill, a highly regarded counter-money laundering strategist, to London to present his seminar "Understanding Suspicion in Financial Crime Risk Management" on 8 - 9 June 2017.

The burning question for all money laundering reporting officers in banks, insurance offices, estate agents and law firms is "How do I know if I'm suspicious." The same question arises in all manner of businesses in relation to bribery and other offences. And it is a very difficult question to address.

Nigel Morris-Cotterill applied extensive experience in the practice of law and as a counter-money laundering strategist to find an answer to that question and many more.

In this seminar, he draws on a wide range of disciplines, from law to physics, from psychology to sociology to explain how and why people form suspicion and why they don't. He also examines why people respond as they do if they become suspicious.

About Nigel Morris-Cotterill

Nigel Morris-Cotterill was a solicitor in private practice and in commerce in London. He developed a specialism in money laundering risk management and compliance and, in the 1990s, created a separate consultancy, leaving law practice soon afterwards. He has specialised in risk management in relation to financial crime including money laundering, financing of terrorism, bribery and corruption and other matters since 1994. He has advised and lectured across Britain, in Europe including Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Middle East, the Far East including China and Australia. He is the author of several books and has been responsible for World Money Laundering Report since 1999. Nigel's parents moved frequently during his younger years and this, his 2017 UK seminar tour, has been designed to take in some of the places he lived before moving to London in his mid-twenties.

Morris-Cotterill said" I worked in and around London for a number of years, in private practice and in in-house roles, in advisory and litigation practices. I particularly enjoyed working in The City, where my office literally overlooked the dome of St Pauls and in Bloomsbury which has some odd feelings that it's a place I belong. But mostly, where I was most at home, was in the Royal Courts of Justice where, although a solicitor in the days when solicitors were a novelty in the High Court, I made appearances in open court, much to the surprise of both Counsel on the other side and, often Judges, to whom it was sometimes necessary to explain how my rights of audience arose.

"It was while working in London that my love of cooking really began to take hold and a friend's award winning chef introduced me to tricks and tips I still use today. I'm delighted to say that both of them still thrive, although in different locations. In fact, depending on where the London event is held, I'm hoping that my friend's restaurant will be where we take at least one lunch. His chef, also now a friend, runs a village pub in Kent where, if my schedule allows, I will be enjoying a meal during this tour. "

On the seminar, Morris-Cotterill said "The question of suspicion is an enormously complex area. People working in all manner of businesses are told that they must pay attention to the people they are dealing with and form a view on whether that person is doing something wrong. That's a horribly complex task and it's made worse when the follow up is to report someone who might be prosecuted for an offence where the maximum sentence is 14 years in jail plus confiscation of his assets. The consequences of not recognising illegal behaviour are dire, too. If a person fails to spot signs of illegal conduct which the court says were obvious signs, then that person can be jailed for several years, too. How do people recognise that behaviour? Do they neglect to look? Do they ignore signs? If they see something suspicious, do they report it or not? Why do they make that choice?

"In this seminar tour, I look at an extraordinarily wide range of issues that demonstrate why those who are required to think about suspicion behave as they do and I explain to companies how they can improve the levels of identification and reporting. Why do companies need to know? It's because companies can be prosecuted if their staff fail to act properly."

Full details of the course and the other venues on this tour, and booking, are at www.financialcrimeforum.com

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2017-05-07 08:05