Alun Milford, general counsel for the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, will be leaving the agency to join law firm Kingsley Napley as a partner at a date to be announced.

Milford 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 Head of Proceeds of Crime Unit and Head of Organised Crime Division at the Crown Prosecution Service; a 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. 

Milford is an experienced criminal litigator and prosecutor and brings additional breadth to the firm’s crime-related offering.  At Kingsley Napley, he will join the defence team to deal with a range of work, in particular white-collar crime, international and multi-jurisdictional investigations, sanctions, compliance, and enforcement matters.  

The SFO said a recruitment exercise for a new general counsel will commence shortly.