Robinson’s exit drives another nail into SFO's coffin
With its future hanging in the balance, last month’s news of the departure of general counsel Vivian Robinson for US firm McGuireWoods is a blow the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) could have done without. Hired in 2009 to add some bite to the SFO’s bark, Robinson is set to become the latest in a procession of senior officials to leave, with the departure described by one City litigator as another “nail in the coffin” for the SFO. Particularly following the losses of other senior names including fraud chief Robert Amaee and head of policy Charlie Monteith, who left to join the London offices of Covington & Burling and White & Case respectively.
Departure of general counsel is latest blow to beleaguered Serious Fraud Office
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