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Stuart  Alford QC

Stuart Alford QC

Serious Fraud Office
Head of Division (Fraud)
London, , GBR


Stuart Alford QC is Head of Division (Fraud) at the Serious Fraud Office, overseeing a team of 75 case investigators and lawyers, investigating the manipulation of LIBOR and other projects, including the Barclays-Qatar recapitalisation case. He has been with the SFO since July 2012 and is a member of the SFO's Management Board.

Stuart was called to the bar in 1992 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in April 2014. Prior to joining the SFO, Stuart’s practiced in national and international crime from chambers at 36 Bedford Row, London. In the UK he specialised in fraud, mostly prosecuting on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service. His international practice was focused on crimes against humanity and war crimes, including United Nations Prosecutor in East Timor from 2001 to 2003, Legal Adviser to the Iraq High Tribunal (Saddam Hussein trials) from 2005 to 2006 and Chair of the War Crimes Committee of the International Bar Association from 2008 to 2013.

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