Disciplinary outcome: Christopher Swannell
Order by consent
In the matter of
Christopher Swannell MAAT
22 October 2023
Christopher Swannell's conduct was found to be in breach of the Code of Professional Ethics and to have posed a risk to the public and/or undermine public confidence in the Association and its members as follows:
1. Between on or around 15 March 2023 to 25 July 2023, he provided self-employed accountancy or related services to the public whilst not licensed or approved to provide such services whilst subject to an exemption.
2. Between on or around 15 March 2023 to 25 July 2023, he provided self-employed accountancy or related services to the public without being registered with a supervisory authority within the meaning of The Money Laundering Regulations.
Grounds for disciplinary action existed and the matter was suitable for exercise of the Investigations Team's powers under the Disciplinary Regulations.
Christopher Swannell is hereby:
1. Reprimanded for a period of one year
2. Warned about his future conduct.
Christopher Swannell passively consented to the decision of the Investigations Team in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Disciplinary Regulations.