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SFO general counsel Alun Milford offers details on inner workings of SFO

Jaclyn Jaeger | March 30, 2016

During remarks yesterday at the European Compliance and Ethics Institute conference in Prague, Alun Milford, general counsel for the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, provided some rare insight into the inner workings of the SFO.

Milford began by emphasizing that the SFO has many cohorts to assist the agency in its work. “We have gateways for the supply and receipt of information across the regulatory, law enforcement, and intelligence communities, here and abroad,” he said. “We also have strong relationships with the [National Crime Agency] and the police who give us excellent operational support in our investigations.”

Through this assistance, the SFO—made up of investigators, lawyers, forensic accountants, analysts, IT professionals, and external counsel—is “free to focus on investigating and, if appropriate, prosecuting cases,” Milford added....

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