Serious Fraud Office Investigations: Bribery, Corruption and Serious Fraud

Richard Sallybanks has been quoted in GIR’s article on SFO reviews pile on the pressure

Following the publication last week of the Calvert-Smith and Altman reports into the SFO, BCL partner Richard Sallybanks has been quoted in GIR’s latest article “SFO reviews pile on the pressure” about how the SFO’s disclosure failings in these cases should be addressed by proper resourcing, funding and training, and not by any lessening of the SFO’s disclosure obligations.

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Richard Sallybanks speaks to The Times on SFO’s latest debate on outsourcing

BCL partner, Richard Sallybanks has been quoted in The Times discussing the SFO’s decision to outsource the disclosure process in the prosecution of G4S after an eight-year investigation into the private security company and the use of third party suppliers to assist with large investigations.

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The Serious Fraud Office: What’s on the horizon? BCL’s Richard Sallybanks and Anoushka Warlow write for Fraud Intelligence

With the SFO operating under a shadow cast by the independent reviews being conducted by Sir David Calvert-Smith and Brian Altman QC, BCL partner Richard Sallybanks and senior associate Anoushka Warlow look at where next for the beleaguered agency.

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Another overturned Unaoil conviction and a grilling by the Justice Committee: how is 2022 looking so far for the Serious Fraud Office?

In the following article Richard Sallybanks and Anoushka Warlow look at how 2022 has begun for the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”).

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John Binns speaks to The Times on the practicalities of an international anti-corruption court

BCL partner John Binns has been quoted in The Times’s discussing the practicalities of launching an international anti-corruption court and the operational difficulties it could encounter to implement the good intentions of the United Nations Convention against corruption.

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Richard Sallybanks speaks to The Times on recent failures in bribery trials

BCL partner, Richard Sallybanks has been quoted in The Times’ article ‘SFO head Lisa Osofsky faces questions over investigator’s failings ‘ discussing the SFO’s recent failures in bribery trials as she faces a landmark review of her agency’s performance.

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Cifas markers and how to challenge them

With a growing number of financial institutions reporting people to a Cifas anti-fraud database, BCL’s Andrew Watson explains what to do if you find yourself the innocent subject of a Cifas marker.

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United States Strategy on Countering Corruption: US enforcement efforts rise whilst the SFO reports its lowest number of new investigations

How will the recently published US Strategy on Countering Corruption affect the UK?  Richard Sallybanks and Anoushka Warlow consider the US Government’s proposals, and what they might mean for the SFO.

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