Shobha Naik, Partner at North London-based, full-service high street practice, Percy Short & Cuthbert Solicitors, describes the benefits of electronic anti-money laundering checks using Quill's AML system:
"Sometimes cases are extremely urgent”, says Shobha. “Using traditional AML methods, waiting for printed documents to arrive by post or be delivered in person by clients creates delays. This is costly both in relation to administration input and, more importantly, in terms of matter progress. Time delays can be disastrous in instances where cases demand a speedy resolution.
"Now, with even just basic information such as clients' names, addresses and National Insurance numbers, we can reliably undertake AML searches for confidence that clients are who they say they are. Even better, results are electronically stored so we're reducing our paper record-keeping requirements."