Kingsley Napley is "definitely a go-to firm for financial crime matters," according to a source, who continues: "They have a fantastic team and can handle a range of matters for clients." Another source comments: "They are a diversified full-service law firm which is a benefit to high net worth clients seeking assistance with financial crime."
The team assists high net worth clients on high-value financial crime investigations, including money laundering, fraud and insider dealing. An impressed commentator reports: "I think their team is excellent. They have strong expertise, strong practitioners and a strong client book. They have a fantastic UK practice for high net worth clients. I would refer work to them if I had a conflict. I can trust them."
Barrister Aaron Watkins
recently moved from Cloth Fair Chambers, a leading set specialising in white-collar crime work, to Kingsley Napley. Watkins acts in financial crime investigations relating to fraud, extradition and money laundering. Interviewees say Watkins is "impressive"
and has "good knowledge on extradition."
One source says: "He is very bright and hard-working. I am happy to recommend him."
handles fraud investigations for high net worth individuals. One source reports: "He is a talented lawyer that can handle a wide range of different cases."
Another comments: "He's really good with clients and very knowledgeable. He's a user-friendly and approachable lawyer. He's an impressive strategist."
focuses his practice on financial crime matters brought by the SFO, the FCA and HMRC. "Grimes is a brilliant lawyer - he has very good international expertise,"
remarks one source. Another commentator says: "I think his client manner is excellent, and he is extremely bright and able. He is completely dedicated to his clients. He provides the full package in terms of service."
The "exceptional" Louise Hodges
has an excellent reputation in the market for financial crime matters. "She is right at the top in terms of expertise,"
a commentator reports, adding: "Louise is someone I would happily go to for advice. I trust her judgement implicitly. She is always at the end of the phone if you need to run some ideas by her."
Another interviewee enthuses: "In my view, she's an absolute star. She is without hesitation one of the best solicitors I know. She is phenomenally good, I am an enormous fan of hers. If I were ever in trouble, I would go to Louise. She has everything you need in a solicitor. She is extremely experienced, extremely bright and she's just got this level-headed ability to see exactly what the case is about. She is a phenomenal tactician and she does what is best for her client every step of the way."
has extensive experience handling domestic and cross-border investigations for high net worth individuals relating to fraud, money laundering and insider dealing. An interviewee says: "She is smart, experienced and approachable."
Another remarks: "She is a very capable lawyer. She has great knowledge."
wins praise for his experience assisting high net worth individuals on a wide array of financial crime investigations. "He’s very experienced,"
notes one source, and another comments: "I was really impressed by his approach. He is someone I admire for his experience."