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CARA Registry

Registration with CARA is mandatory for firms of attorneys-at-law (including sole practitioners) in accordance with the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (2020 Revision).

CARA’s supervised population includes firms of attorneys-at-law who conduct ‘Relevant Financial Business’. The Proceeds of Crime Law (2019 Revision) (‘POCL’) defines the term ‘Relevant Financial Business’ in section 2 and Schedule 6; this definition sets the scope of who CARA will monitor for AML compliance. The registry of our supervised population can be found here.

 

Registration

Registration can be completed online here.

The registration form must be completed in a single sitting and we estimate that it will take between 20 – 30 minutes to complete.

We recommend that you download a blank registration form first to ensure you have all the information you need before starting to complete the online form.

A blank registration form can be found here.

Annual AML Return

Once a firm is registered, an AML return must be completed by 31st August each year; the supervision period starting on 1st September to 31st August the following year; the AML return from 2020/2021 onwards will be online.

The return must be completed in a single sitting and we estimate that it will take between 20 – 30 minutes to complete.

We recommend that you download a blank annual AML return form first to ensure you have all the information you need before starting to complete the online form.

The annual AML return form will be available here from July 2020.