Insights report

How tech is turning compliance into a competitive advantage

Technology, and the ability to conduct electronic Customer Due Diligence (CDD), enables firm-wide compliance and risk visibility, improves client experience and saves costs.

In this report, Crispin Passmore, consultant and former Executive Director for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), discusses of electronic CDD is more than a lockdown placeholder – it’s an opportunity for firms to turn compliance into a competitive advantage.

Industry insight: How tech is changing compliance for law firms

What’s inside

In this insights report, Legl and Crispin Passmore explain the benefits and uses of technology in enabling firms to not only survive in the remote world, but thrive.

By leveraging electronic customer due diligence and identity verification technologies, firms improve security, reduce file opening times and improve their clients’ experience – all in one fell swoop.

Read it now to learn:

  • The current anti-money laundering landscape, costs and considerations 
  • The SRA’s take on electronic and remote due diligence and identity verification technologies
  • Why compliance can prove a competitive advantage for firms adopting the most effective measures

About the author

Crispin Passmore


Consultant and former Executive Director at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)


Crispin has built his expertise over more than 25 years in the legal sector, having worked in public policy and as a regulator, engaging with and talking about the profession and legal market with a huge range of law firms and legal businesses, as well as regulators and academics across the globe.

Until the end of 2018 he led the reform programme at the SRA, delivering a liberalised and better regulated legal market.

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