Practice closure

The closure of a law firm can be extremely challenging, with an ongoing responsibility to preserve client files, protect client data and maintain insurance run-off cover.

We can provide advice, support and assistance to help you understand and execute an orderly closure in compliance with the regulations and expectations of the SRA.


We have recently engaged Laurence to undertake a series of training courses for our whole team, updating us on changes and developments in the Anti Money Laundering arena. Laurence has presented the courses in an engaging, interesting and informative style. His wealth of experience in this area has meant he has been able to provide real life experiences and examples which has really helped to bring the legislation alive and help our team apply the rules to real life and the client base of PEM. The feedback from the courses has been superb, with team members commenting they found it engrossing and as a firm we are delighted to have satisfied all our objectives for the training. We have engaged Laurence to undertake further training on a cyclical basis.


Kelly Bretherick
MLRO, PEM Chartered Accountants

Penalties for laundering could take companies to the cleaners

By Laurence Howland | 03/08/2022 |

The Criminal Finance Act 2017 (CFA17) received Royal Assent in April 2017 and began to come into force on the 30 September the same year, with a rolling programme of measures designed to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to tackle fraud, tax evasion and the movement of criminal cash and assets. The story…