Consultancy Services Anti-Money Laundering Consultancy Service

The AML landscape in the Scottish legal sector is evolving and coming into ever more focus, with an increased awareness of the number of ways in which the legitimate services provided by legal firms can be used for an illegitimate purpose. HM Treasury and the National Crime Agency clearly define the legal sector as being at high risk of money laundering and, as such, legal professionals have an important responsibility to uphold the law and make sure they don't unwittingly support criminal activity through financial transactions in their firm.

AMLIFY is MacRoberts' expert anti-money laundering consultancy service which can help your business with AML and CTF compliance, ensure your processes are robust and reduce your vulnerability to financial crime.

Headed by ex-Law Society of Scotland AML specialist Fraser Sinclair, AMLIFY offers masterclasses and tailored training sessions to suit your business and help you ensure compliance with AML laws and regulations and best practice.

Fraser was the Law Society of Scotland's first AML Risk Manager and now designs and delivers the Society's official accredited AML specialist course to solicitors across Scotland each year.

Please click here for full details of this course.

Training & Workshops

Whether you are looking for AML training for your MLRO only, general AML CPD, or help with something specific, we can tailor training and workshops to suit your needs. For more information on our training courses, please contact us.

Feedback from previous workshop delegates includes:

"A practical ‘spin’ from Fraser, who clearly had valuable knowledge and insight to impart. Hugely useful!"

"Well worth attending, Fraser has a very good knowledge of the topic and communicates very well."

"Extremely practical and worthwhile workshop – plenty of food for thought."

"This online seminar was invaluable as a refresher for Money Laundering Regulation Officers and was worthwhile for the insight into the topic and the information gleaned from it."

"Refreshing approach to a difficult topic."

Consultancy Service

AML compliance can be a daunting task. We know the regulatory framework can sometimes feel unclear and the scope for firms to tailor their own risk-based approach can often leave firms wondering if they are doing the right thing.

Whether you are looking for some reassurance on small points of compliance, or if you would like a full review of your firm-level risk, policies or procedures, we'd love to hear from you.

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AML inspections

Are you expecting an AML inspection, or are you perhaps mid-way through one?

AMLIFY is led by our Head of AML, Fraser Sinclair, a formative member of the Law Society of Scotland's AML team, bringing in-depth, specialist knowledge of AML risk and compliance elements for the legal sector and beyond.

Fraser offers consultation advice pre-, during and post-inspection, and can help you prepare for inspections and respond to reports and findings from the Law Society of Scotland.

Key Contact

Contact us today to find out how AMLIFY can bring value to your firm.

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2019.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • We are a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), a UK-based not-for-profit organisation which helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.