White-collar crime lawyers on alert as threat of SFO break-up recedes – but is split just delayed?
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) looks to have secured its future, at least for the time being, as expectations mount that the Government is to put controversial plans to break up the organisation on ice. Home secretary Theresa May is expected to confirm that the Government will not press ahead with controversial plans to split the SFO’s prosecution division from its investigatory function – proposals that were strongly opposed by both staff within the agency and white-collar crime lawyers.
Fraud lawyers criticise policy turmoil over Serious Fraud Office as Government looks set to leave agency intact
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