On 27th November 2021 Malawi Law Society in partnership with Malawi Institute of Legal Education held the 8th of its Continuous Professional Development workshops for the 2021-2022 calendar, in Salima.
The CPD was held under theme Financial Crimes Management: Walking the talk.
In his remarks MLS president Mr Patrick Mpaka said lawyers should consider to be in positions of privilege to protect public finances and use the financial crimes act.
“To improve practice on crimes cases, the criminal practice division was created to create a platform to share knowledge on similar cases that members of the MLS come across for them to have a better understanding of how to use the laws on various crimes including financial crimes” shared Mr Mpaka.
One of the presenters Dr Jean Priminta who is Chief State advocate and Head of the asset forfeiture unit, stated that it is still a learning process for all stakeholders in handling issues to do with financial crimes such as money laundering and implications of Money laundering hence the need for more training on these laws for members of the MLS.
The CPD also included presentations on public finance management and emerging trends: preparatory hearings and emerging trends by Mr Kamudoni Nyasulu and Serious Fraud investigation, criminal investigation powers by Mr Dan Daka from Malawi Revenue Authority tax investigation department.
In line with restricting physical participation as a covid-19 preventative measure the CPD also had virtual participants to the CPD.
Here is the link to the video recording of the CPD: FINANCIAL CRIMES MANAGEMENT-Walking the Talk