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Kingsley Napley LLP

Professional Discipline

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What the team is known for

Outstanding professional discipline practice with a formidable track record in defending professionals facing disciplinary proceedings. Also advises regulators on investigatory and prosecutorial matters, alongside broader roles counselling on public policy and governance issues. Regularly acts for clients in a diverse range of industries, including legal services, health and social care, education and finance.


"Kingsley Napley provide impeccable service," comments a client, adding: "They provide rigorous and accurate legal support that demonstrates a significant understanding of the regulator, the process and the complaint."

Another client says: "They maintained a strong focus on the key issues, provided sound advice and engaged effectively with the regulatory body during a period of severe disruption."

One interviewee remarks: "It's a really bright set of lawyers who are really down to earth and approachable. They have the experience and the knowledge to pick up anything."

Work highlights

Acted for the Architects Registration Board in investigating and presenting an allegation of unacceptable professional conduct against an architect, concerning a failure to effectively communicate with the complainant.

Notable practitioners

Charlotte Judd is a senior associate in Kingsley Napley's regulatory team. She is highlighted for her broad expertise in professional regulatory matters and represents both individuals and organisations across the legal, financial and police sectors.
"She's organised, dedicated and a pleasure to deal with."

Hannah Eales is a regulatory solicitor who enjoys a growing reputation within the market. She represents numerous regulatory bodies, including the ARB, IFoA, HCPC and TRA.
"She is very professional and a clear communicator."

Iain Miller is highly regarded for his specialism in advising major law firms and legal regulatory bodies on a broad range of issues. He frequently handles governance reviews and SRA misconduct investigations.
"He knows absolutely everything and is a delight to work with. He's also trusted by regulators and is incredibly hard-working. He's an absolute superstar."

Julie Matheson is highly adept at advising on regulatory matters in the finance sector. She is noted for her representation of the FCA and IFoA in disciplinary proceedings, as well as regulated professionals in FRC, CIMA and CIFPA investigations.
"She is hugely experienced with financial regulations as well as the other bodies which is very helpful.""She provided excellent advice and representation which resulted in a positive outcome. She has a strong understanding of the whole regulatory process, is able to work with the regulator, provides objective and sound advice and has an ability to understand the personal aspects of cases."

Julie Norris is held in particularly high esteem for her representation of regulated professionals in the legal, finance and healthcare sectors. She regularly assists clients with both internal and external investigations, as well as appeals against prior decisions.
"Julie is everything one could hope for in a senior solicitor. She has good judgement, sticks to it and will not be deflected. She is direct yet sensitive, enormously hard-working and has huge expertise and experience." "It is rare to meet such a mastermind at the legal and regulatory level. She provided a comprehensive, strategic and empathic response to me as a client alongside an absolutely rigorous and masterful representation of my case."

Melinka Berridge is recognised for her expertise in the education and healthcare sectors, which sees her frequently represent regulatory bodies in fitness-to-practise hearings and inquests. She frequently assists with the investigation and presentation of cases concerning allegations of dishonesty and inappropriate behaviour.
"Melinka is absolutely outstanding." "She is a very effective leader of her team. Melinka has many strengths including being able to explain complex legal issues very clearly and concisely, in addition to being able to advise effectively and promptly on risk. She is extremely approachable and understands our business needs."

Nicola Hill heads the firm's regulatory team and possesses significant expertise in professional discipline matters in the healthcare sector. She is noted for her proficient representation of the HCPC in fitness-to-practise prosecutions.
"She's very responsive and willing to work with us on any issues."

Shannett Thompson has significant experience of handling fitness-to-practise investigations and hearings on behalf of healthcare regulators, including the GOC and HCPC. She also assists individuals facing investigation by the GMC and NMC, as well as other regulatory bodies.
"Shannett is incredibly pragmatic and very focused on the challenges we have.""She's a really thorough lawyer who is well prepared, knows the issues and is great with clients."

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Professional Discipline

Kingsley Napley LLP


20 Bonhill Street


Greater London



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Professional Discipline

Charlotte Judd
Associates to watch
Hannah Eales
Up and Coming
Iain Miller
Band 1
Julie Matheson
Band 4
Julie Norris
Band 1
Melinka Berridge
Band 2

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