Funding cuts at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) have been connected to a concurrent drop in conviction rates. SFO’s annual report shows that spending on lawyers and staff fell last year, while the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate said “neglectful” management and “unacceptable” behaviour were limiting the SFO’s ability to prosecute corporate crimes.
Partner Jessica Parker has said that the findings show that “the SFO needs to increase its resources or accept that it cannot maintain the current caseload”.
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