The Law Society has offered its help to strengthen the bill

The Law Society has today (7 March) offered its help to remove potential loopholes in the government’s new Economic Crime Bill as MPs prepare to debate measures including improvement of transparency and uncovering potential criminal activity.

Law Society president I. Stephanie Boyce said the Law Society welcomed the introduction of the Economic Crime Bill and supported the government’s aim to improve transparency of property ownership in the UK and the creation of a new register for overseas entities.

“We support the Bill‘s aim to uncover potential criminality in a way that minimises any unnecessary burden on legitimate commercial activity, though whether it’s successful will depend on how i...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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