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A solicitor has to carry out a money laundering risk assessment and has to be satisfied as to the source of funds. Anything on eBay can presumably be verified by a PayPal account printout. Gumtree might be more difficult but a print of the advertisements would be a starting point. I have never heard of a case where a solicitor has asked for login details for accounts. That is just nonsense and a breach of privacy. You are right to complain to the complaints partner and you can also complain to the SLCC if the complaint isn’t resolved. I hope this helped you today. Please do let me know if I can clarify anything. I am always happy to help. You are always welcome to ask a follow up question if it will help you further.
You’re welcome. I hope this helped you today. Please do let me know if I can clarify anything, I am always happy to help. You are always welcome to ask a follow up question.