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12 June 2017

David Corker discusses the future of the SFO in The Times Law Brief

Unstable May government might have to soften Brexit

The general election “has changed everything” regarding the UK’s Brexit negotiations, lawyers claimed as their profession leapt to analyse the implications of a hung parliament.

A hung parliament has “surely sunk any chance” of the prime minister pressing ahead with merging the Serious Fraud Office with the National Crime Agency, predicted a leading white collar crime lawyer.

David Corker, a partner at the London law firm Corker Binning, said the proposal was dead in the water. And Marcus Thompson, a partner at the London office of the American firm Ropes & Gray, agreed. “Plans for the future of the SFO will be very low down the list of priorities for whoever is in Downing Street in the next few months,” Thompson predicted.

Read the full article in The Times Law Brief here, behind a paywall.

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