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Andrew Becconsall

Andrew Becconsall

Risk and Compliance Director

Career History

Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer (Deputy MLRO)

I qualified as a solicitor in 1992 with city firm Penningtons.

After leaving private practice I joined the Solicitors Regulation Authority and as the Investigation Manager in the Forensic Investigation unit, I was responsible for a large team who undertook investigations into firms of solicitors following allegations of serious regulatory breaches including mortgage fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing.  

During my time with the SRA I personally visited over 1,000 firms of solicitors and regularly gave evidence at the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal and the Crown Court.

At Neves I am Head of Risk and Compliance and a member of the management group.

Recent Cases

Since leaving the SRA, I have gained extensive experience in the legal services industry as a specialist risk and compliance consultant assisting COLP’s, COFA’s and MLRO’s in a variety of businesses ranging from small niche firms to city practices. I have also assisted legal practices to sell, merge or close.

 

What makes me human

In my spare time, I act as a boarder for the Guide Dogs for the Blind training centre in Leamington Spa and I am currently boarding Maple. She is a German Shepherd/Golden Retriever cross and she is my 50th guide dog.

 

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