Topic: Due process

Director of Public Prosecutions: CPS can learn from reports into SFO failings

Max Hill KC told a London legal conference that the reports’ emphasis on early engagement with defence counsel during investigations is something his agency needs to keep in mind.

10 October 2022

UK MP: appoint a non-executive SFO chair to avoid future leadership failure

01 July 2022

Third person convicted in UK Unaoil case launches appeal

Another former Iraq territory manager at the controversial Monaco consultancy wants his conviction thrown out over the SFO’s failure to disclose its contact with a non-legal “fixer”.

07 June 2022

Swiss money laundering probe into Egypt’s former ruling family fizzles out

Swiss prosecutors have closed an 11-year-long investigation into ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s “entourage” after seizing just $34 million of almost $650 million in frozen funds.

14 April 2022

HMRC issues biggest ever penalty for illicit weapons exports

Experts are concerned by the anonymous HMRC settlement. “The fact it’s such a high figure indicates two things: One, it’s pretty damn serious. Two, if it had gone to a criminal trial the fine could have been a lot more,” said one former prosecutor.

08 April 2022

Appeals court upholds Deripaska sanctions designation

30 March 2022

Another conviction overturned in UK Unaoil case

A London appeal court has quashed the conviction of ex-SBM Offshore sales manager Paul Bond over the same disclosure failures that saw a former colleague’s conviction thrown out some three months earlier.

24 March 2022

Politicians grill SFO director over Serco collapse

The head of the UK's Serious Fraud Office said she may apply to extend her time in charge of the agency during a parliamentary hearing where she was questioned about the collapse of two high-profile cases.

09 February 2022

Attorney general appoints former judge to lead Unaoil review

A retired UK high court judge is set to lead a review into the Serious Fraud Office’s handling of the Unaoil case.

09 February 2022

NCA must share investigation case file with Pakistan agency

27 January 2022

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