SFO plans to flip insiders to speed up criminal probes

19 December 2018

Stephen Parkinson, partner in Kingsley Napley's Criminal Litigation team and senior partner of the firm, comments in The Financial Times about the SFO's plans to make greater use of the US-style
tactic of persuading insiders to co-operate with investigators to speed up criminal probes following the delay or failure of a number of high-profile cases.

SFO plans to flip insiders to speed up criminal probes (subscription required)

Stephen Parkinson, senior partner at Kingsley Napley, also cautioned that white-collar lawyers would be quick to consider using the defence of entrapment “if an insider is used while the alleged crime is taking place."

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