In accordance with The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, since 15 December 2007, Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors and Notary have had a legal obligation to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism.

When a client first instructs us, we must identify our client and if applicable any beneficial owner of that client such as a shareholder or partner in a company. Without compliance with these obligations we will not be able to act for you. Current legislation places upon us a legal obligation to disclose confidential information, in certain circumstances, to law enforcement agencies. These obligations are binding upon us by law.

We will only report such information as we are obliged to in order to fulfill the requirements of the law. These laws require that we do not inform you when such disclosures have been made.

This means that we have to have a strict system of client identification procedures, mandatory reporting and record keeping, and we ask our clients to assist us in our obligations in this regard.

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