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Jonathan Fisher QC comments on plans to abolish the UK’s main anti-fraud and corruption agency.

Jonathan Fisher QC is quoted in a recent Financial Times article regarding Theresa May’s attempts to abolish the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

The UK’s home secretary Theresa May is reviving her plans to abolish SFO and bring it into her new FBI-style national crime force. Three years ago, May was forced to retreat from her proposal to roll the Serious Fraud Office into the larger National Crime Agency after resistance from Conservative cabinet colleagues including Dominic Grieve, the former attorney-general, and Ken Clarke, who was Justice Secretary at the time.

Jonathan Fisher commented on the recent news stating,

‘In the wake of the global financial crisis, the SFO has refocused its attention on City fraud and a number of high-profile cases are pending. This is not the moment to destabilise the SFO by foreshadowing its demise.’

To read the full article on the Financial Times website click here.

Jonathan is ranked as one of the UK’s leading barristers in the areas of criminal fraud and civil fraud.

Jonathan can be contacted to discuss any of the issues raised in the article at fisher@devchambers.co.uk

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