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Conviction and collapse: a mixed week for the SFO

United Kingdom - April 30 2021 On Wednesday the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it had secured a corporate conviction against GPT Special Project Management (GPT), a…

Lorna Emson.

Stay at home: Supreme Court confirms territorial scope of Section 2 notices

United Kingdom - February 5 2021 The Supreme Court has ruled that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) overreached its powers by issuing a notice under section 2(3) of the Criminal Justice…

Lorna Emson.

Big fraud: FCA proposes regulation of tech giants in relation to financial scams

United Kingdom - January 21 2021 On Monday the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released its review of consumer investments data for 2020 (the Review). In the Review the FCA argues…

Lorna Emson, Neill Blundell.

SFO uses its first listed asset order

United Kingdom - September 24 2020 On Wednesday the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it had used its first listed asset order (LAO) to seize £500,000 of jewellery, including…

Neill Blundell.

Unexplained Wealth Orders: NCA set to continue use of UWOs despite recent setbacks

United Kingdom - July 7 2020 The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) use of unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) has faced recent high profile defeats in both the High Court and the Court…

Neill Blundell.