Lydia is a knowledgeable compliance professional with significant experience advising legal and financial firms on risk and compliance management.
Lydia has investigated and handled complaints, created and delivered training to firms’ solicitors, senior management and support teams, conducted firm-wide audits and updated firms’ policies, controls and procedures in line with regulatory and legal updates. Most recently, Lydia has advised a firm’s COLP and COFA in relation to the new SRA Standards and Regulations and implemented new file opening procedures to strengthen the firm’s anti-money laundering and due diligence checks.
Lydia has previously worked with major commercial and retail banks on their anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing procedures, quality assuring their due diligence and know your client files and advising on the risk assessments of their clients.
Lydia’s ability to carry out thorough and detailed investigations to provide effective and proportionate recommendations has been commended by firms she has worked with. She understands that effective compliance management should enhance a business, rather than hinder it.