Two-thirds of legal professionals expect no rise in SFO conviction rate

More than two-thirds of legal professionals who specialise in white collar crime don’t believe the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) conviction rate will improve over the next 12 months. That’s according to an in-depth survey of white collar crime lawyers recently...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Neil Williams

The Serious Fraud Office and Covert Surveillance: The Way Forward?

Speaking at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual White Collar Crime Conference in central London earlier this month, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) director Lisa Osofsky again talked of using covert surveillance as part of her agency’s investigations. However, Neil...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019

ASIS International turns Enterprise Security Risk Management into global strategic priority

ASIS International, the association for security management professionals operating across the globe, has pinpointed Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) as a global strategic priority for the organisation and committed to infusing its concepts into all programmes and...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017

“Companies failing to use technology in the fight against fraud” reports KPMG

Technology is proving business’ Achilles Heel in the fight against fraud. New research conducted by KPMG reveals that, while a quarter of fraudsters use technology to “rip off” companies, only 3% of businesses detected illegal behaviour using data analytics. In fact,...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
KPMG's latest Fraud Barometer pinpoints a surge in white collar crime

“Value of fraud rises 22% in first half of 2015 to reach £385 million” states KPMG

KPMG’s latest Fraud Barometer has found that the value of fraud rose by 22% in the first half of this year to reach a total of £385 million (the equivalent statistic for 2014 being £317 million*). With 160 cases, fraud volumes remained virtually identical to the first half of...
Posted On 04 Aug 2015