Martin Cheek


Martin has been at the forefront of Anti-money Laundering (AML) Regulation and the development of electronic solutions to automate KYC Compliance since the first Regulations in 2004. As a qualified lawyer he has a detailed understanding of the overriding regulations and the way they are interpreted by the various Regulatory Bodies. Martin was instrumental in developing one of the earliest electronic verification systems in 2004.

In 2011 Martin joined SmartSearch as Managing Director and started the development a new mutli-function AML platform known as SmartSearch. Using the latest technology and quality data to deliver individual and business searches in both the UK and International Markets. This new platform serves over 4000 Client Firms and some 40,000 Users; SmartSearch has won multiple awards in recent years and has become pre-eminent solution for Regulated Professional Firms.

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The 5th Money Laundering Directive what are the major changes

The 5th Money Laundering Directive was introduced into UK law on the 10th of January giving regulated business and some new sectors very little time to implement them. This seminar looks at the practical implications of the new regs and what legal firms need to do to ensure compliance.


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    Andy Roberts

    Employee Feedback 2.0: The Key to an Engaged, Productive and Profitable Firm

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    Lauren Riley
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    What Billion Dollar Companies Know That You Don’t - The Effect Of Customer Experience Innovation

  • Julia Salasky: Speaking at the Legalex

    Julia Salasky

    Why you Should Treat your Clients as Customers

  • Andrew Chilvers: Speaking at the Legalex

    Andrew Chilvers

    Data Protection in the Age Brexit and the Internet of Things

  • Geoff Dunnett: Speaking at the Legalex

    Geoff Dunnett

    Third-Party-Managed Accounts: Why, What and Who?