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Dr Gauri Sinha

Lecturer in Law
Law School

Kenry House, Room 1011
Kingston University
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey, England, KT2 7LB


Gauri holds a first degree in Law from the University of Delhi, India, an LLM from Durham University, UK and a PhD (specialising in Anti-Money Laundering Compliance) from City University, London. Prior to joining Kingston, she was working with Pricewaterhouse Coopers as a Senior Associate in the Forensic department. She has consulted several global banks and commercial organisations towards efficient AML compliance. She was also the Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions trainer for the entire financial services team in the firm across the UK. Previously, she worked with KPMG as a Forensic Inestigations and Compliance Analyst, where she was instrumental in drafting gap analysis reports and designing risk models relating to anti-money laundering compliance. In addition, she has worked with the World Bank as a financial crime specialist, to design a 'Know Your Customer'  security framework for a carbon trading platform. She was also a freelance AML consultant with several other firms, including the Triple Bottom Line Group and Aperio Intelligence. She worked as a legal consultant with the 'Law and Development Partnership', London, to assist drafting financial services law for Rwanda, East Africa.

Alongside the commercial and banking experience, Gauri was also working as a visiting Lecturer with the Cass Business School for 2 years and taught at City Law School, City University for 4 years prior to joining Kingston. During this period, she was nominated for the student voice award for teaching excellence.


Research Interest(s)

 Financial Crime, Corporate Crime, Financial Regulation


Publications and Conference papers:

'To Suspect Or Not To Suspect: Analysing The Pressure On Banks To Be Policemen', Journal of Banking Regulation, 2014, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p75

 "AML‐CTF: a forced marriage post 9/11 and its effect on financial institutions", Journal of Money Laundering Control, 2013, Vol. 16 Issue 2, pp.142 - 158

'Banks And Money Laundering: A Comparative Analysis Between The US And UK', Paper short-listed by Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School for their Annual International Faculty Forum.

'Laundering Sexual Deviance: Targeting Online Pornography through Anti-Money Laundering', presented at the European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, Odense, Denmark, 2012(co-authored with Dr. Alex Antoniou)

'Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing: A Forced Marriage?' Presented at Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference, University of Bristol, 2012

'Drugs And Money Laundering: A Love Affair that Has Lasted Too Long', Presented at the British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle, 2011

'Money Laundering And Banks: Failures Of The UK Law', Paper presented at the Socio- Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference, University of Sussex, 2011

'Revisiting The Link Between Money Laundering And Banks' Paper presented at the Fifth International Graduate Legal Research Conference, King's College, London, 2011

Participated as Secretariat in the Twenty-Ninth International Symposium on Economic Crime, Jesus College, Cambridge,2011

Invited to participate in the Seminar on 'Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act' organised by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, New York, USA, 2013







Gauri is the module leader for Commercial Law. She also teaches on the Contract Law module.

Previously, she has has taught Contract law and Business law on the LLB course as well as on the Accounting&Finance, Internal Finance&Investment and Financial Risk Management modules.




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