Legal expertise in all areas of
business and private life.

Kingsley Napley is an internationally recognised law firm based in Central London.

Find out what makes us unique

We support individuals and businesses in
resolving conflict, safeguarding their futures
and maximising opportunities.

Our wide range of expertise means that we can provide support for our clients in all areas of their business and private life. Many of our lawyers are leaders in their field and our practice areas are highly ranked by the legal directories.

Management team

Linda Woolley, Managing Partner
Jane Keir, Senior Partner
Alison Burdick, Marketing Director
Jemimah Cook, HR Director
Darren Jesse, Chief Finance and Operations Officer
David Smythe, General Counsel
Thereza Snyman, IT Director


Kingsley Napley has been practising
law since 1937.

How to be part of our future

Our practice areas cover a variety of disciplines with an
embedded culture of collaboration between them.

Department Situation Specialist Group Services A-Z

Corporate and Commercial

Our corporate and commercial lawyers combine strong technical expertise with a track record in delivering flexible and creative solutions.

Criminal Litigation

Our criminal lawyers are astute, supportive and highly sophisticated, particularly known for providing strategic, sensible and practical advice.

Dispute Resolution

Dealing with a dispute professionally and commercially takes skill. We assist and support our clients with both legal knowledge and strategy.


Whether you are a business or a senior employee, our employment law specialists will give pragmatic and commercial advice.

Family and Divorce

Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the best family law teams in the country for our expertise in both finance and cases relating to children.


Our specialist team has been advising businesses and individuals on all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law for over 20 years.

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

Led by partners with over 25 years of experience in this area, our lawyers are recognised as specialists in clinical negligence and personal injury.

Private Client

We are an internationally recognised private client team working with entrepreneurs, business owners, investors and City professionals.

Public Law

Our 'exceptional' team has over 25 years' experience, acting in the most significant public law cases.

Real Estate

Our firm has advised in property transactions for over 75 years, acting for a variety of clients across the real estate and construction sector.


Our team of highly experienced lawyers provide advice on regulatory compliance, investigations, adjudication, enforcement and prosecutions.

We are known for combining creative solutions with pragmatism and a friendly, sensitive approach.

Kingsley Napley is committed to being a responsible business both in the way that it is managed internally and in how we deliver client service; delivering positive impact for our firm members, clients, profession, environment and our local community.

Our responsible business policy

"I would not hesitate to recommend the firm to others. Their particular strength is their client service, and intimate knowledge of their area of expertise."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession

"They have a good team spirit, and there's harmony in the way each partner deals with their clients."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession

"They're good at dealing with the client and fighting the case. I'd certainly recommend them."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession

“The firm has strength in depth. It benefits from a stable of very effective and hard-working lawyers and a leadership team who are not afraid to innovate and anticipate the needs of the market going forward.”

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession

"Real expertise across all levels, well led and offering practical advice with no histrionics or game playing."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession

"They are determined to do the best for their clients at all times and leave absolutely no stone unturned."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession

"A standout firm – they are very focused, they have a significant number of real stars and they know what they are talking about"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession

"Excellent reputation for advising corporate clients and high-profile individuals on major investigations brought by the SFO and former FSA."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession

With our unique culture, we approach our clients’ needs with a pragmatic, friendly and sensitive nature. Many of our teams are recognised leaders in their field, others highly ranked in the legal directories.

Let us take it from here.

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