Simon Harbord

Simon began working in the legal sector for a top 100 law firm in 2004, having previously been a Compliance Officer and MLRO for regional and national IFA’s. He also has experience of working in an advisory capacity as a financial planner and mortgage advisor, positions he held prior to working in compliance. Whilst his roles have encompassed a wide range of duties, such as ensuring compliance with SRA Standards and Regulations, continuing Lexcel accreditation, and making improvements to processes and procedures, his passion has always been AML. From client on-boarding, auditing, the provision of training (both to colleagues and previously on behalf of the Law Society – at regional MLRO meetings), and advising colleagues with respect to their AML and POCA obligations, dealing with Suspicious Activity Reports and liaising with law enforcement, Simon brings a wealth of experience in the field and a practical, down to earth approach to providing advice.