He has a unique skill-set which enables him to look at the issues from a very broad perspective - and to explain them in a way that everyone can understand.
Morris-Cotterill is in high demand to write and talk about money laundering for the media, professional journals, large corporations and governments and regulatory bodies.
Formerly a solicitor in private practice in London he had a varied career but focussed on litigation, first as a criminal defence advocate and then as a civil litigator. At the time, he was extremely unusual in that, from time to time, he would appear in the High Court, usually the preserve of barristers.
Morris-Cotterill jokes that he lives on aeroplanes and in airport lounges. In fact he splits his time between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which is convenient for South East Asia travel and London.
He was responsible for the launch of World Money Laundering Report, which in 2015 starts its 14th Volume and for the design, including the ground-breaking tri-modular approach, of Quick To Learn More, a dedicated, hosted, AML/CFT e-learning program.
But these are the public faces of a specialist who focuses on identifying future risk and preparing organisations for it.
He is the author of books and countless articles published in leading periodicals all over the world and is in demand for broadcast media.