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February 2008 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Baker & Partners.

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Until now the rudest question that a Jersey lawyer has had to ask a client is ‘can you pay my fees”, not for much longer - lawyers in Jersey are about to get a taste of the medicine that their financial services clients have been swallowing since the introduction of the anti money laundering regime in Jersey since 1999: From mid February, with the anticipated States approval of the newly revised Money Laundering Order, lawyers will in respect of defined activities at least, have to fall into line by implementing systems to forestall money laundering including verification of identity requirements.

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