Former SFO lawyers dismiss conflicts concerns as David Green sizes up Slaughters move

White collar partners play down concerns over Slaughters' potential hire of ex-SFO director David Green QC

City white collar partners have played down concerns over conflicts issues presented by Slaughter and May’s potential hire of former Serious Fraud Office (SFO) director David Green QC.

Legal Week revealed this week that Green is in talks with the magic circle firm, and that he is understood to have made an application to the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, which reviews new roles being taken up by former ministers, senior civil servants and other Crown servants, in part to ensure there are no problems caused by conflicts of interest.

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