On 7 September 2015, Mr Green QC gave a keynote speech on the work of the SFO. He spoke on a range of topics, including:

  • his anticipation that at least two deferred prosecution agreements will be completed this year;
  • confirmation that an important review of Bribery Act enforcement is due to report later this year; and
  • confirmation that a further 11 defendants await their trial regarding LIBOR manipulation and more charges are likely this autumn.

With respect to bribery, he suggested “... the real issue here is not the investigation and prosecution of top level bribery, but whether sufficient resource is devoted to the lower tiers. The same applies to the middle and lower tiers of fraud”