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Kingsley Napley LLP

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Managing Partner: Linda Woolley
Number of partners: 55
Number of other fee-earners: 212
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Firm Overview:
Kingsley Napley LLP was established in 1937. The firm provides a comprehensive and highly personal service for high net worth individuals and their families. Many of its clients are often in the public eye either through the nature of their business or the situation they face and the firm deals with any associated reputational risks with pragmatism and sensitivity. The firm specialises in dealing with complex and difficult matters and provides solutions to protect clients’ wealth for themselves and future generations, often involving assets accross multiple jurisdictions. The firm is highly regarded and often recommended by other lawyers.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Commercial:

Acting for entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and investors in UK companies (many of whom are based overseas) and advising in relation to angel and VC investments, corporate transactions involving UK entities, banking, financing and on all aspects of running and growing a business.
Contact: James Fulforth
Email: [email protected]

Defamation & Reputation Management:
The team advises high profile individuals, including world famous actors, political leaders and leading sports individuals, as well as other high net worth individuals and their families on all reputational matters. Often advising across jurisdictions and generations where reputational issues arise in corporate settings, property transactions, privacy and family issues, employment, immigration and private wealth disputes.
Contact: Charlotte Harris
Email: [email protected]

The employment team’s formidable reputation acting for senior executives in the City delivers the best possible results for their clients. The team is well known for handling discrimination cases (particularly sexual and age discrimination) as well as team moves and bonus pay disputes.
Contact: Corinne Aldridge
Email: [email protected]

Family & Divorce:
With an exceptional reputation for handling some of the most complex and contested family law matters, the team maintains a steadfast approach to its clients and often uses its extended network of other professionals (counsellors, therapists and financial advisors) to support its clients beyond the law. A significant proportion of the team’s clients are high net worth or high profile individuals with assets in multiple jurisdictions and they frequently advise parents on cross-border child arrangements.
Contact: Charlotte Bradley
Email: [email protected]

Criminal Litigation:
The largest team of specialist criminal lawyers in the UK, specialising in defending high net worth individuals in complex white collar cases and with a broad spectrum of expertise in all criminal investigations, including: serious and general crime; fraud (particularly FCA and regulatory criminal investigations); money laundering; tax evasion; extradition; bribery and corruption; health and safety; and sanctions.
Contact: Louise Hodges
Email: [email protected]

A highly personalised and specialist immigration service for private clients, including ultrahigh net worth and high profile individuals who require complex immigration advice. The team also provides immigration services for corporate clients on business immigration matters and advises on all aspects of UK and EU immigration and nationality issues.
Contact: Nicolas Rollason
Email: [email protected]

Private Wealth:
Advice on UK tax and succession planning for high net worth international and UK clients in respect of trusts, wills, administration of estates, receivership, lasting powers of attorney and tax planning. The team also has a dedicated Court of Protection (deputyship) service.
Contact: James Ward
Email: [email protected]

Private Wealth Disputes:
High net worth private client litigation advice which is combined with expertise in contentious probate, fraud and media related disputes, where the firm is a longstanding market leader. Often instructed in crisis related private wealth disputes that are extremely sensitive or serious, which require the team to regularly navigate delicate and complex issues with the police and press.
Contact: Ryan Mowat
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
Advise on a wide range of residential property transactions across the UK with particular experience in dealing with prime and super prime London houses and apartments, as well country estates and listed buildings.
Contact: Bethan Owen
Email: [email protected]