Andrew Becconsall

Andrew Becconsall

Director of Risk and Compliance.

Career History

Member of the Management Group and Deputy COLP, COFA and MLRO.

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

After leaving private practice I joined the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) 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.


After leaving the SRA I worked in private practice as a defence lawyer defending solicitors against the SRA. I have also gained extensive experience in the legal services industry as a specialist risk and compliance consultant assisting COLP's (Compliance Officer for Legal Practice), COFA's (Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration) and MLRO's (Money Laundering Reporting Officer) 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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Andrew Becconsall is our Head of Risk and Compliance

In this role he is responsible for ensuring everything the company does is compliant with the strict regulations that law firms have to adhere to, especially in prevention of fraud.

Here he loo…