New SFO boss faces daunting task


Government and Institutions

Adam Bartha quoted in Expresso


IEA Research quoted in The City Journal

James Forder quoted in WIREDGOV

James Forder, the IEA’s Academic & Research Director, has been quoted in WIREDGOV responding to the appointment of a new director of the Serious Fraud Office.

Wired-Gov quoted:

“The Serious Fraud Office has been embroiled in spectacular prosecutorial failures and too many individuals within it have acted inappropriately or unprofessionally.

“Ephgrave has a big job ahead to change the culture, reform the internal processes and ensure the SFO is fit to deliver its vital mandate.

“Serious fraud investigation and prosecution is vital to uphold the rule of law and ensure that the UK remains an attractive destination to invest and do business.

“The SFO has struggled with this vital task for far too long.”

You can read the full article here.

Earlier this year, James wrote Fraud Focus: Is the Serious Fraud Office fit for purpose?, a paper which exposed the SFO’s record of failure and proposed several possible reforms to the UK’s policing of serious fraud. Read more about the paper here.