I graduated from the School of Law in 2016 and was first introduced to Financial Crime Compliance during an internship at the end of my first year.
I now provide technical AML and Financial Crime Prevention expertise to clients, enabling them to remain compliant with statutory requirements set out by regulators. The function of AML Compliance is to improve the financial services sector, with the wider goal of lessening corruption both in the UK and abroad.
Upon graduating from Keele, I went on to complete an LLM in Financial Regulation and Compliance at BPP Law School. I now specialise in the areas of Financial Crime Law, Counter Corruption and AML Compliance. So far, I have found working in these different areas of Financial Crime to be extremely fulfilling. I’ve always wanted to fight corruption and working in AML Compliance allows me to do this on a day to day basis.
I’ve been able to apply many of the skills I picked up as a Keele Law student at some of the UK’s most reputable financial firms, such as Lloyds Bank, and more recently, KPMG. Whilst at Keele I conducted several work experience roles, both on and off campus. These included: A Mini Pupillage at No5 Chambers obtained through a Law Alumni Networking Event, CLOCK, Mooting, Client Interviewing, banking experience at the campus Santander, and a voluntary position at Citizens Advice. I also had the privilege of studying in Madrid for a month as part of my Spanish electives. These different experiences significantly boosted my professional development. I would encourage both current and prospective Keelites to get involved with as much as possible, and to make the most of every minute.