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Director of the Serious Fraud Office


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The head of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), who is appointed by the Attorney‐General under s 1 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 and discharges his functions under the superintendence of the Attorney‐General, both in his capacity as Attorney‐General for England and Wales and Attorney‐General of Northern Ireland. He is responsible for the institution and conduct of offences of serious and complex fraud in England and Wales and Northern Ireland. He may delegate those functions to a SFO lawyer qualified in those jurisdictions.

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