AML and Property Fraud 2021: An Update for Conveyancers

This webinar will look at higher-risk conveyancing transactions, taking into account a range of factors.

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Course Overview

This webinar will look at higher-risk conveyancing transactions, taking into account a range of factors, such as the concealed dishonesty of a client, the nature of the transaction and the vulnerability of an individual disponor.

This presentation will focus on key issues, including identifying relevant risks and addressing major perils.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the documents
  • This course provides 1 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have covered:
  • Spotting warning signs of vendor property fraud and mortgage fraud
  • Key issues arising from the Law Society’s latest AML guide
  • The ongoing debate about paper versus electronic verification
  • What the Conveyancing Protocol and Code for Completion say about regulatory requirements
  • Risk factors inherent in transactions that are significantly below market value

What is the target audience?

  • Conveyancing practitioners


About Instructor - Stephen Desmond

Stephen Desmond has been delivering training for over 15 years during which time he has delivered more than 1,800 CPD events to lawyers from a variety of backgrounds. Delegates at these events have included practitioners from a variety of size of firms, ranging from sole practitioners to City Solicitors. 

Stephen is a contributing editor to Butterworths Property Law Service, published by Lexis Nexis, writing on the complex law relating to long and short leases.  He writes for the Solicitors Group on the subject of commercial property. 
He has run a university-accredited distance-learning course for aspiring paralegals in the subject of residential conveyancing.

A former practicing Solicitor with several years post-qualification experience, Stephen has represented many business and private clients, including property investors and local authorities.

Course Curriculum


  • Webinar

Slides and Notes

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  • very useful and detailed lecture notes
    5 months ago