General Counsel, SFO
Alun Milford is qualified as a solicitor in a City firm, and worked for a short time in its construction litigation department before leaving to join the Crown Prosecution Service in London. There, he dealt with the full range of central London crime both as advocate and reviewing lawyer. He became a solicitor-advocate in 1999, and was one of the first CPS solicitors to exercise rights of audience in the Crown Court. In 2004, he moved to the Attorney General’s Office where his caseload extended to all aspects of the Law Officers’coroners and criminal casework. He was subject lead for contempt of court work and then for unduly lenient sentence (ULS) references. Three years later, he moved to Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office where he was responsible for establishing and then leading its Asset Forfeiture Division. He returned to the CPS in 2009 on its merger with RCPO, and was appointed later that year as head of its Organised Crime Division with responsibility for all CPS casework with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) as well as the CPS Proceeds of Crime Unit. In 2012 he took up the post of General Counsel at the Serious Fraud Office.