Courts: Limits on Serious Fraud Office’s international document compulsion powers confirmed by Supreme Court

17 May 2021 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

On 5 February 2021, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of R (on the application of KBR, Inc) (Appellant) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (Respondent) [2021] UKSC 2 (“KBR v SFO”). The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that section 2(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (“CJA 1987”) does not give the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) the power to compel a foreign company to produce documents held outside the UK.

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