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Kingsley Napley LLP

Administrative & Public Law

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What the team is known for

Significant expertise in judicial reviews and regulatory disputes involving criminal justice and financial services regulation. Additional strengths include public inquiries and public law disputes involving professional discipline. Individual lawyer experience within government legal departments is a notable attraction for clients.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are easy to get hold of, very agile and speak plainly about what outcomes are likely and what are reasonable, which is really helpful in delicate situations."

Sources highlight: "They are strong public lawyers who understand the area well and ensure clients do the right thing on the way to winning."

Commentators note: "They inspire confidence and their teamwork is very good."

Work highlights

Acted for the University of Cambridge as interested person in two complex and high-profile inquests arising from the Fishmongers' Hall attack in 2019.

Notable practitioners

Adam Chapman remains a top choice for public law matters and is a leading figure on judicial review cases, public inquiries and inquests.
"He's extremely experienced, authoritative and has a calm manner. He brings wisdom to a case." "He is one of the top public law solicitors around and has a very tactical feel for matters."

Iain Miller has impressive expertise handling judicial reviews and investigations, with a focus on professional discipline issues for regulators.
"He's approachable, incisive in his advice and provides wise counsel specifically tailored to addressing client needs."

Nick Wrightson acts for public authorities and private companies on a range of public law matters.
"He has a lot of practical and industry experience which is very helpful for clients." "He is absolutely brilliant."

Sophie Kemp has notable expertise handling public inquiries, judicial review claims and human rights matters for charities and regulatory bodies, and has recently acted in significant cases that involve religious institutions.
"She really listens and understands where clients are coming from and provides sound advice." "She is ferociously hard-working and her client handling is incredible."

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Overview

Our team of public law solicitors has over twenty-five years of experience acting in 'sensitive, high profile and politically inflected' matters. We act for individuals (including senior professionals and public figures), companies and business groups, charities and pressure groups as well as government and public bodies themselves.

We are skilled at defending judicial review challenges, appearing before public inquiries, major inquest or select committee, protecting personal information, and we understand the wider interests that can impact legal issues in this space, be they organisational, financial, commercial, reputational or business and human rights.

Administrative & Public Law

Kingsley Napley LLP

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Location

20 Bonhill Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2A 4DN

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Administrative & Public Law


Adam Chapman
Band 1
Iain Miller
Band 2
Nick Wrightson
Up and Coming
Sophie Kemp
Band 3