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Client Due Diligence

Anti-money laundering and Terrorist Financing – Client Due Diligence

All solicitors or other professionals (whether lawyers from jurisdictions other than England and Wales, or other persons otherwise entitled to instruct Members of Radcliffe Chambers (“Radcliffe Members”) under the Licensed Access scheme) shall, by submitting any instructions to Radcliffe Chambers with a view to work being undertaken by any Radcliffe Members, or otherwise making a request for assistance to Radcliffe Chambers, be taken to represent to Radcliffe Members, their Clerks, and other Staff that for the purposes of-

  1. The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, as amended;

  2. The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; and

  3. The Terrorism Act 2000,

such solicitors, or other professionals, concerned have carried out all necessary Client Due Diligence in respect of their client, with satisfactory results, and that they authorise Radcliffe Members, their Clerks and Staff to rely upon the same.

If requested to do so by Radcliffe Chambers, such instructing solicitors or other professionals, will provide to Radcliffe Chambers copies of any documents that Radcliffe Chambers/Radcliffe Members may reasonably require in connection with their responsibilities in connection with the provisions mentioned. Such documents will be treated as confidential to be used only in connection with such responsibilities.

Anti-money laundering and Terrorist Financing – Source of payment to Radcliffe Chambers/its Member

It is the policy of Radcliffe Chambers not to accept payment of monies in respect of work done by Radcliffe Members, where solicitors or other persons licensed to instruct counsel are concerned, except from the solicitor or other instructing professional person who must make payment from client funds, or if such payment is made with monies which have not been provided by a client, then only where the person who has provided such funds has been the subject of Client Due Diligence, and where the solicitor or other instructing professional authorises Radcliffe Members, their Clerks and Staff to rely upon the same.