Corner House Research and Another, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of Serious Fraud Office and Another: Admn 4 Feb 2008

The applicant sought judicial review of the decision by the Director to halt the investigation of alleged payment of bribes by a British defence company to members of the Saudi Royal family, which would be an offence under the 2001 Act.
Held: Any such decision by the director could be made only on his independent decision. It was not permissible to make such a decision on the instigation of the government.
Lord Justice Moses and Mr Justice Sullivan
[2008] EWHC 246 (Admin), Times 16-Apr-2008
Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
England and Wales
See AlsoCorner House Research, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office Admn 17-Jan-2008
The court considered interlocutory matters in the forthcoming application for judicial review of the respondent’s decision not to proceed with an investigation of allegations of bribery under the 2001 Act. . .

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See AlsoCorner House Research and Campaign Against Arms Trade, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office and Another Admn 10-Apr-2008
The defendant had had responsibility to investigate and if necessary prosecute a company suspected of serious offences of bribery and corruption in the conduct of contract negotiations. The investigation had been stopped, alledgedly at the . .
See AlsoCorner House Research and Others, Regina (on the Application of) v The Serious Fraud Office HL 30-Jul-2008
SFO Director’s decisions reviewable
The director succeeded on his appeal against an order declaring unlawful his decision to discontinue investigations into allegations of bribery. The Attorney-General had supervisory duties as to the exercise of the duties by the Director. It had . .

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Updated: 10 May 2021; Ref: scu.266031