WHAT WE SAY ABOUT RUPERT
Rupert Lescher was appointed as McCarthy Denning’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) in 2015 having spent many years as a partner and MLRO at Laytons.
The Money Laundering Regulations 2007 require all businesses within the regulated sector to have a nominated officer to receive disclosures under the Proceeds of Crime Act and the Terrorism Act and to make disclosures to the National Crime Agency (NCA).
Rupert is responsible for ensuring that, the firm complies with the “know your client” requirements and for dealing with the relevant authorities where the firm as concerns about any potential criminal or terrorist activity. Rupert has full discretion and, to ensure independence, is not subject to the commercial directions of the board. Rupert will also liaise with the NCA on the issue of whether to proceed with work if any concerns arise and all communications in relation to such issues.
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