The role played by the law officers, SFO director George Staple and prosecution counsel in the Roger Levitt fraud trial comes under the spotlight when all leading counsel submit written evidence to the Treasury and Civil Service Select Committee this week. Submissions are expected from David Cocks QC, Levitt's counsel Jonathan Goldberg QC, as well as counsel for other

defendants Howard Godfrey QC of 3 Hare Court, Desmond De Silva QC of 2 Paper Buildings, and Brian Lett, head of South Western Chambers. George Staple is recalled to give oral evidence on 11 July.