Serious Fraud Office slow to get back to work after lockdown - Stephen Parkinson quoted in the Financial Times

9 September 2020

Stephen Parkinson, Senior Partner in our Criminal Litigation team has been quoted in The Financial Times giving his thoughts on the second anniversary of the appointment of Lisa Osofsky, the Director of the Serious Fraud Office amid criticism mounting over a drop in the number of investigations begun by the SFO.

I have some sympathy for Lisa Osofsky. The standout moments of her tenure so far have been...acquittals and the decisions to abandon investigations...begun by [her predecessor] David Green."

Their  caseload is thin and they were slower to get back to work after lockdown than [other regulators}."

This article was first published by Financial Times on 9 September 2020. You can read the article in full by clicking here.

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About the author

Stephen Parkinson is Kingsley Napley's senior partner. Stephen is a highly experienced and versatile litigator with extensive experience in advising companies, organisations, and individuals caught up in criminal and regulatory investigations or public inquiries. His previous client list has included numerous individuals at the top of their fields, whether in business or politics. 


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