Senior Partner: Stephen Parkinson
Managing Partner: Linda Woolley
Number of UK Partners: 63
Number of other UK fee-earners: 193
Corporate & Commercial: James Fulforth
Criminal Litigation: Louise Hodges
Dispute Resolution: Richard Foss
Employment: Corinne Aldridge
Family & Divorce: Charlotte Bradley
Immigration: Nicolas Rollason
Medical Negligence & Personal Injury: Terrence Donovan
Private Client: James Ward
Public Law: Adam Chapman
Real Estate: Paul Harbour
Regulatory & Professional Discipline: Nicola Hill
Kingsley Napley specialises in dealing with complex and difficult matters and is highly regarded — and often recommended — by other lawyers. The firm is known for combining creative solutions with legal excellence and commercial pragmatism. The client base includes regulatory bodies, financial institutions and government organisations, as well as large public companies, owner-managed businesses and individuals, many of whom are in the public eye either through the nature of their work or the situation that they face.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Corporate & Commercial:
Provides advice on a wide range of business issues, including joint ventures, corporate finance, taxation, flotations, rights issues, information technology law, takeovers insolvency and liquidation and partnerships.
A broad spectrum of expertise including all criminal investigations (general crime and fraud), particularly FCA and regulatory criminal investigations, bribery and corruption, corporate manslaughter, health and safety, extradition, export controls and sanctions. The department is internationally recognised for advising on extradition matters, serious crime and working on complex City cases.
The team works closely with the medical negligence and personal injury team in offering a specialist yet comprehensive service for and on behalf of individuals who lack mental capacity to handle their own financial affairs or make decisions regarding their own welfare.
Work encompasses commercial and civil litigation, professional negligence, property disputes, landlord and tenant, probate disputes and defamation. There is particular experience in asset-tracing investigations and civil fraud, company directors’ disqualification and contentious trusts and probate work.
The employment team handles contentious and non-contentious matters for companies, partnerships and senior employees. The team is well known for handling discrimination cases particularly sexual and age discrimination. The team also has a strong reputation for representing individuals within the finance sector regarding team moves and bonus pay disputes.
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, financial advisors) to support its clients beyond the law. A significant proportion of the firm’s family clients have assets in multiple jurisdictions and advising parents on cross border child arrangements is becoming increasingly frequent.
A highly-personalised specialist immigration service is provided to both corporate clients and individuals, advising on all aspects of UK and EU immigration and nationality issues. The team specialises in complex applications and is well known for lobbying policy makers to promote their clients’ best interests.
Medical Negligence & Personal Injury:
Expertise in the management of all forms of serious personal injury claims including those arising out of medical negligence in the NHS and the private medical sector. Particular interest in providing advice and assistance in relation to claims involving cerebral palsy and spinal injury as well as inquests and complaints procedures. A range of funding options is available.
Provides advice on UK tax planning for international and UK clients, trusts, wills, the administration of estates, receivership, lasting powers of attorney and tax planning. The team also has a dedicated court of protection (deputyship) service.
Kingsley Napley is one of a very small number of firms that has a dedicated public law team. The team advises individuals, businesses and public bodies on all public law issues including judicial review, public inquiries and inquests, information law and public procurement litigation.
All aspects of conveyancing and property related structured financing transactions of commercial freehold and leasehold property undertaken, together with residential property work. The team also handles real estate disputes.
Regulatory & Professional Discipline:
A large and expanding team of expert lawyers who act for individuals, businesses, and public and regulatory bodies in all matters concerning regulation and professional discipline. The team currently prosecutes on behalf of regulators in the healthcare, security and education sectors, and undertakes defence work on behalf of regulated professionals.