Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals
Kingsley Napley LLP
Kingsley Napley is a "top-class firm, arguably the best in class for white-collar crime," a source asserts. The team regularly handles complex cross-border financial crime matters for high net worth clients.
A source reports: "Both very senior and very junior staff are always responsive and engaged, particularly so on important matters. They are also often ahead of issues, predicting and addressing them before they arise."
Louise Hodges is recognised as "one of the leading lawyers in the market." Hodges is commended by market sources who say she is "very strong" on financial crime matters.
Stephen Parkinson has a longstanding reputation for acting for high net worth individuals on a wide array of high-profile financial crime matters. "Stephen has exceptional instincts and insight, and an unrivalled breadth of knowledge," says a source, who adds: "His presence in a crisis adds perspective, order, and clearly articulated strategies for dealing with intractable problems."
Aaron Watkins acts in financial crime investigations relating to fraud, extradition and money laundering. He recently joined Kingsley Napley from Cloth Fair Chambers.
Jonathan Grimes frequently acts for client on financial crime matters brought by the SFO, the FCA and HMRC. A source says: "I recommend Jonathan Grimes - a shining example of a master of their profession, and totally client-focused."
Nicola Finnerty is a criminal defence specialist, with extensive experience handling domestic and cross-border investigations for high net worth individuals relating to fraud, money laundering and insider dealing.
Rebecca Niblock is recognised as an expert in advising high net worth individuals on extradition law. "She is an excellent extradition lawyer, and a very pleasant individual. She's done a lot of writing on extradition matters. She's great in that field," a source remarks. "Rebecca is a real expert in extradition law, that's a real asset for the firm," says another.
David Sleight has experience in handling fraud investigations for high net worth individuals. He has a strong reputation in the market for this work.