Law firms connect all sorts of operations to their financial or business partners. Unfortunately, they also provide one of the vital junctions where crooks aim to disguise themselves to infiltrate the above-board economy.

Serious and organised crime, which costs the UK economy an estimated £24bn annually, also has a human cost, as money laundering is an adjunct to terrorism, people-smuggling, drug dealing and other criminal activity. By thwarting money laundering, criminals are denied access to the fruits of their crimes.