The Serious Fraud office has recently issued a statement in relation to its role in civil recovery. In its investigations of serious fraud cases, which include cases involving bribery and corruption, the SFO can exercise powers available to it under Part V of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, which deals with civil recoveries. Part V gives the SFO additional ways of dealing with cases where proceeds of crime, held either by individuals or corporate bodies, are identifiable. The Director of the SFO in exercising these statutory powers will be guided by the Attorney General’s Guidance for prosecutors and investigators on their asset recovery powers and will demonstrate transparency by releasing information on its civil recovery cases into the public domain.