Ilford firm Edwards Duthie advises Gaddafi regime on UK asset freezing By Margaret Taylor 19 August 2011 11:44 17 December 2015 14:36 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Cousin Vinny 19 August 2011 at 16:43 Watch out now, the big guns are out! Look at all the accreditations they’ve got! Reply Link Anonymous 19 August 2011 at 17:33 Must have been fun to get through compliance. Reply Link Sir Norfolk Passmore 22 August 2011 at 09:03 Based on the news over the weekend, I can only hope they secured payment on account. Reply Link Anonymous 22 August 2011 at 09:34 Hope they took payment on account. I think it may take more than High Court enforcement to get paid on this one given that half of Libya has just started repossession proceedings against their client. Nice PR too!!!!!!! Reply Link Anonymous 22 August 2011 at 10:41 All I can say is, ‘only in Ilford!’ Reply Link Anonymous 22 August 2011 at 15:32 Shouldn’t the SRA investigate in order to conclude how the AML regulations were followed? Reply Link Sir Norfolk Passmore 23 August 2011 at 09:48 Just because the client is dodgy (to put it very mildly) doesn’t mean the AML regulations are likely to be an issue. We can all take a view on the morality of the situation, but there is nothing surprising in itself that somebody who has had assets frozen and property confiscated might seek to instruct lawyers. Nor is there any indication of a suspicious movement of funds or misuse of the client account. In short, just because the client is, in all probability, a money launderer alongside numerous other offences, doesn’t mean AML regs are an issue if the engagement itself isn’t effectively a front for money laundering. Reply Link Litigateuse 23 August 2011 at 11:01 Well said Sir! There are exemptions built into POCA which cover such litigation. Otherwise no person accused of a crime would ever be able to instruct and pay their lawyers. I would have thought obtaining instructions may prove more of a practical problem….. Reply Link Anonymous 23 August 2011 at 11:40 Also the fact that he is a household name and there is sufficient evidence publicly available to verify his identity Reply Link Safe Gadaffi 23 August 2011 at 15:12 Anonymous @ 11.40am: great point! If not, I’m sure Muammar will be able to provide copy gas and electric bills and a bank statement when next passing through the London borough of Redbridge. Reply Link Anonymous 2 September 2011 at 21:17 there should be no problem with the bills especially a oil bill Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.