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UK lawyer wins court appeal over due diligence checks on ex-Iraqi minister's property purchases

By Martin Coyle
  • 25 Jun 2024 16:59
  • 25 Jun 2024 17:01
A lawyer accused of breaching UK money-laundering rules by failing to check a wealthy Iraqi family's multimillion-pound property transactions won an appeal brought by the legal regulator today.
London lawyer George Fahim Sa’id had faced four allegations of professional misconduct brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, or SRA, but he was

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Martin Coyle

Senior Correspondent

Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.

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