The AML/CFT Toolkit Series II: (3) Special Issues (On Demand)

Recorded Seminar 1.5 CPD Hrs


It is very likely that practitioners will have numerous questions regarding aspects of the AML/CFT legislation and how to deal with practical issues arising from it.

This session aims at addressing some of these issues drawing on insights from the experiences of the first reporting entities, as well as focussing on the particular challenges facing the legal profession particularly that of professional privilege.

Fiona introduces 'The AML/CFT Toolkit Series II'

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify potential solutions for some of the practical issues that lawyers will face including declining instructions, educating clients, exiting a relationship based on an AML profile, and managing legal professional privilege.
  • Understand better some of the grey areas in the legislation and how these may be dealt with in practice. 
  • Gain insights from professionals with experience in balancing business and compliance drivers, and managing sustainable compliance programmes.
  • Gain an understanding into the role of other reporting entities, particularly banks, how their obligations may impact their dealings with you, what assistance you can expect and where the line is drawn. 

Who should view?

Given the scope of the legislation, this seminar will be relevant to almost all lawyers in practice but it will be of particular importance to senior partners and practice managers who will be responsible for the appointment of Compliance Officers.

Also in the series

  1. Audits and Assurance
  2. GoAML Reporting
  3. Special Issues (this session)
  4. Meet the Regulator | 14 June 2018

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Fiona Hall
Barrister and Solicitor

Fiona Hall is a barrister and solicitor specialising in AML/CFT, consumer credit and privacy law. After her admission to the bar in 1987, Fiona initially practised general commercial litigation and banking law at large law firms in both Auckland and London, before moving in-house. Her in-house counsel roles covered a number of credit and credit related businesses as well as for a government regulator.

Fiona has acted as the head of compliance and both privacy and AML officer in conjunction with her legal roles. She has developed and implemented a number of AML/CFT programmes and has been a presenter at many AML/CFT conferences and fora.

As a member of the ADLS subcommittee on AML/CFT, Fiona has played an integral part in engaging with the legislators and regulators to ensure the particular challenges facing the profession are heard and understood. She is currently advising and assisting a number of law firms, big and small, to implement their AML programmes, while continuing to advise existing reporting entities as the law evolves.

Tiffany Ryan
Head of Financial Crime and Security Services, Westpac New Zealand

Bridgette White
Senior Associate
Buddle Findlay 

Bridgette has worked as a commercial litigator in both New Zealand and London. 

She specialises in litigation and dispute resolution with specialist expertise in regulatory litigation and advice, contractual and company law disputes, fair trading claims, judicial review and financial markets litigation.  Bridgette's practice also includes matters involving the Serious Fraud Office and other white collar criminal investigations.  

Bridgette has appeared in the District and High Courts and the Court of Appeal and has also been involved in mediations, arbitrations and settlement conferences.