The Serious Fraud Office is an independent government department, operating under the superintendence of the Attorney General.  Its purpose is to protect society by investigating and, if appropriate, prosecuting those who commit serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption and pursuing them and others for the proceeds of their crime.  It operates in line with its statutory purpose and policies.  Its Director is David Green CB QC.

Latest news

02 June 2015

Defendants acquitted in Nigerian corruption trial

Three employees of Swift Technical Solutions Ltd were found not guilty at Southwark Crown Court of corruption offences in relation to the tax affairs of a Nigerian subsidiary.  The jury was unable to reach a verdict ...

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Speeches

20 May 2015

Ben Morgan: Compliance and cooperation

Ben Morgan, Joint Head of Bribery and Corruption, at the Global Anti-Corruption and Compliance in Mining Conference


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