Annie Robertson is a correspondent based in MLex's London office, covering anti-bribery and corruption, financial crime, legal and regulatory risk in the UK and Europe. She studied journalism at the University of Sheffield, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Law at The University of Law in London.
Selected Insights by Annie
Is the bark of the UK's Serious Fraud Office worse than its bite? Observers might be forgiven for thinking so, given the trifling fine handed to a billionaire's daughter for refusing to hand the SFO evidence in a corruption probe.
When the latest update of EU rules to fight money laundering took effect last week, they were accompanied in the UK by a flurry of regulatory reminders and warnings that a new era was beginning.
No-deal Brexit will hamper SFO’s crime-fighting ability
Former UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempts to disband the Serious Fraud Office undermined the agency and led to resources being diverted from fighting financial crime, its former head has said.
The recent prosecution of three former Tesco executives collapsed because the Serious Fraud Office didn’t set its evidence bar high enough, a senior agency executive has told MLex in an interview, adding that it must learn lessons from the fiasco.