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22 January 2016

Alexander Milne - Senior Trial Counsel

Alexander Milne QC is a leading British barrister, called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1981. Educated at Nottingham University, he gained experience working in the field of marine insurance and later with Amnesty International, before returning to regular private practice in 1987 and establishing himself as a member of a prominent set of chambers at 18 Red Lion Court in London.

Throughout a career encompassing criminal, international and public inquiry work, Mr Milne has both prosecuted and defended in London and throughout the UK. He was counsel before the Bloody Sunday Inquiry between 2002-2010. He was the main author of a report to the UK Home Secretary on the death in custody of a former soldier. Subsequently he was appointed as Senior Counsel to a Commission of Inquiry into political corruption in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2008-2009. Mr Milne is a Recorder (part-time Judge) sitting in Crown Courts in England. He is also one the authors of the fourth edition of “Arlidge and Parry on Fraud”, a leading text on the law of fraud in the UK.

Mr Milne has acted as the Chair of a Disciplinary Panel for the English Football League. He was for six years a member of the Bar Standards Board committee adjudicating on professional conduct for the Bar in England and Wales. He is now Alternate Commissioner to the International Criminal Court’s Disciplinary Organs.

Since 2013 he has acted as Senior Trial Counsel before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon based in The Hague.

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