Brown & Company Solicitors Market Harborough
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We would be delighted to hear from you and assist you in whichever ways we can. You are assured of a professional, high quality service with a personal approach. You can contact us using the following:

Address:    4a Church Street
                   Market Harborough
                   LE16 7AA

Tel:            01858 434204
Fax:           01858 410178

Requirement for identification
The UK is a major international financial and legal centre, with a high reputation for honesty and integrity. Unfortunately that is why financial and professional businesses, like banks and solicitors firms, are attractive to money launderers criminals sometimes try and hide stolen money by turning it into legitimate income.

The government has introduced measures to make it more difficult for criminals to make and keep money from their crimes and to confiscate proceeds of crime. For this reason there are compulsory checks which solicitors have to make of their clients. Being asked for identification does not mean that you are under suspicion. The new identification requirements apply to all clients when they are asking their solicitors to conduct certain types of cases.

Banks and building societies have had to check the identity of customers for some time. Now solicitors have to. This means you will need to show your solicitor, or somebody acting on their behalf, some personal documentation that can include:

  • Current signed passport
  • Photo-card driving licence with your current address
  • Benefit book with your current address
  • And a recent gas, electricity or other household bill no older than three months

If you don't have these documents, you will have to ask your solicitor to advise you on how best to prove who you are.