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SFO general counsel quits to join London law firm

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Kingsley Napley LLP has announced that Alun Milford has accepted partnership with the firm and will be joining the Criminal Litigation team in the New Year. Alun currently holds the post of General Counsel at the Serious Fraud Office.

Alun has been a prosecutor for the government for 26 years, following a period in private practice.  Prior to his current position his roles have included the Head of Proceeds of Crime Unit and the Head of Organised Crime Division at the Crown Prosecution Service, lawyer in the Attorney General’s Office and Head of Asset Forfeiture Division in the Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office.  In 2012 he moved to his current role with the SFO.  Alun is an extremely experienced criminal litigator and prosecutor and brings additional breadth to the firm’s crime-related offering.  At Kingsley Napley he will join the globally recognised defence team to deal with a range of work, in particular white collar crime, international and multi-jurisdictional investigations, sanctions, compliance and enforcement matters.

Head of Department, Louise Hodges, said:

“I am delighted that Alun is joining the criminal team at Kingsley Napley.  After a successful career encompassing some of the most senior roles prosecuting crime and fraud in England and Wales, Alun brings with him a unique perspective and experience which will complement the talented partners and lawyers in the team.”

Alun’s appointment follows Nicola Finnerty joining the criminal team as a partner in May 2018 and the appointment of Louise Hodges as Head of the Criminal Litigation team in April 2018.  Stephen Parkinson continues his successful practice in criminal and public law, combining this with his new role as Senior Partner of Kingsley Napley.  Louise and Stephen have both recently been recognised in the Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence 2018 listings and Louise has been named in the new Global Elite Thought Leaders listings for both Corporate and Individual Defence.




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