Barrister joins SFO

Barrister Sara Lawson QC has been appointed general counsel at the Serious Fraud Office. Lawson, who starts in May, replaces Alun Milford, who left last year to join the criminal litigation team at London firm Kingsley Napley.

Abuse victim support

The Ministry of Justice has awarded £900,000 to two organisations – The Personal Support Unit and Citizens Advice – to provide in-court support to domestic abuse victims in the family court.