As businesses start to tighten their belts as the economic slowdown continues, cases are being brought any potential fraudster in a bid to regain some lost cash.
The Serious Fraud Office has said that it is committed to bringing fraudsters to justice, while the Office of Fair Trading has begun a frenzy of investigations into anything that looks like price-fixing. It is becoming an extremely busy period for white-collar crime lawyers.
This White-Collar Crime Special Report examines how extradition case law has been changed after the US sought to extradite Ian Norris for his part in price-fixing at his former employer Morgan Crucible.
The features also examine whether new powers likely to be granted to City watchdog the Financial Services Authority, giving whistle blowers immunity from prosecution, will make any difference at all.