Sarah Kebbell`s research focuses on anti-money laundering (AML) and, in particular, the compliance issues faced by large commercial law firms when operating within the UK AML regime. She is a member of the Law Society Money Laundering Task Force and the National Crime Agency Legal Sector Engagement Group.
Her research findings have been and will be used to recommend changes in policy and AML regulation both at a UK level and globally. She was invited to participate in the Law Commission consultation process on AML reform and is widely cited in their consultation paper published in July 2018, and subsequent report in 2019. Sarah`s work is also utilised by the Law Society in its written evidence to the Treasury Select Committee inquiry into Economic Crime in 2018.
Kebbell studied at Cambridge University and the University of Law before entering practice as a corporate banking lawyer in London and the North West with Addleshaw Goddard, DWF and DLA Piper. Upon leaving practice she completed her Ph.D at Liverpool University prior to starting a lectureship at the University of Sheffield. She has previously delivered a range of corporate and commercial modules at Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester University and the University of Law.