Chambers HNW 2020 recognises five teams and 15 leaders in their fields at Kingsley Napley

9 July 2020

The Chambers High Net Worth 2020 guide was launched today and we welcome the recognition for the services provided to our HNW clients by lawyers from across our family and divorce, financial crime, defamation/reputation management, immigration, private wealth, private wealth disputes and real estate teams.

 

Family / Matrimonial (HNW individuals) - Band 2

Our family team is recognised in Band 2 and four members of our team are ranked: Jane KeirCharlotte Bradley,  Sital Fontenelle and Abby Buckland. Charlotte Bradley is also listed in the Spotlight table for Family / Matrimonial: Mediators - UK.

Sources say Kingsley Napley's family and divorce team has a "very well-balanced and complete offering; there is someone to suit every case and every personality." A London barrister says the firm has "expertise on both sides of matrimonial finance and private children work, and caters not only for people with international arrangements but also international clients really well."

One peer enthuses that "where they stand out is the human aspect to them and the way they come across; they instil confidence in clients through difficult times in their life."

Financial Crime (HNW individuals) - Band 1

Our financial crime team has been recognised in Band 1 and three members of our team are ranked: Stephen ParkinsonLouise Hodges and Jonathan Grimes.

Kingsley Napley is regarded as "one of the best financial crime firms." The firm has a strong reputation for handling domestic and cross-border white-collar crime matters, including cases of alleged money laundering, fraud, insider dealing and bribery and corruption. A source states: "They are undoubtedly a really major player in this sector. They are definitely focused on high net worth and have a good depth of expertise in criminal law."

Several sources praise the strength of the team. One interviewee enthuses: "I think that they have a fantastic team. If you are setting up a white-collar team, you would want to pinch the people at Kingsley Napley. They have a practice that is head and shoulders above the others available in the market." Another interviewee comments: "They are a very strong team with bags of experience and capabilities. They are major players in the business crime world and are well known for their capabilities. They have a wide range of experience which means they can cover most issues from extradition, investigations and proceeds of crime. They will do their utmost for clients."

Defamation / Reputation Management (HNW individuals) - Band 2

Our reputation and media team is ranked (Band 2) as is Charlotte Harris.

Kingsley Napley acts for wealthy individuals facing defamation and reputation management issues. "I love working for them," a source says, adding: "They fight tooth and nail for their client."

One interviewee remarks: "They react quickly and professionally and are available 24/7. They always play to win and are prepared to think out of the box and be creative."

Immigration (HNW individuals)

Nick RollasonKatie Newbury and Conor Boyd are all ranked.

Nicolas Rollason of Kingsley Napley LLP is considered to be "one of the pillars of the immigration community" and "one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the industry." Rollason "is absolutely first-class, particularly on complex EU matters," enthuses an interviewee. Another source says he is "fabulous in terms of his thinking and absolutely delightful. His ability to interpret the law, drive change and think of solutions is on another level."

Katie Newbury of Kingsley Napley LLP focuses her practice on personal immigration issues for high net worth clients. A client describes her as "clear, calm and efficient around immigration matters," adding that "Katie provided clear guidance, which helped us feel confident." Another interviewee notes: "She is very personable and understands the cross-border UK/US situation. She is attuned to the latest developments."

Conor Boyd of Kingsley Napley LLP is described as a "rising star" who is "very knowledgeable, understanding of clients' needs and goes the extra mile." Boyd is adept at advising on Tier One visas and on acquiring leave to remain and British citizenship. "He is very good and is certainly someone to watch," says a market insider, who explains: "He has a good attitude, strong knowledge, great client care attitude and is on top of changes in the requirements."

Private Wealth Law - Band 5

Our private client team is newly ranked (Band 5) and Jim Sawer is also recognised.

Kingsley Napley provides a wide range of wealth management services, and the private client team advises a variety of individual and institutional clients. "All of the partners we’ve worked with are first-rate," comments one market insider.

Another wealth professional reports: "The team demonstrates an immediate appreciation of the issues affecting our clients and are able to use their knowledge and experience to guide our clients through stressful and complex situations."

Private Wealth Disputes - Band 3

The dispute resolution team is ranked (Band 3) and as are Ryan Mowat and Kate Salter.

Kingsley Napley is a full-service law firm whose private wealth disputes team offers a depth of experience to high net worth individuals and families. "They've been great - sensible about fees, innovative in their approach, and tough where needed. You always felt they were in your corner," reports one market source.

Another commentator states: "They are just really high-quality strategists and are very experienced litigators in the private client field."

Real Estate: High Value Residential

Bethan Owen is ranked as a leading individual.

Bethan Owen of Kingsley Napley LLP assists high net worth clients with the sale and purchase of residential property. One peer observes: "She is pleasant, competent and very good. She is a lovely individual to work with." Another interviewee says: "She is very pragmatic, very responsive and she gives good advice."

Kingsley Napley's family and divorce team has a "very well-balanced and complete offering, there is someone to suit every case and every personality."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020

Kingsley Napley is regarded as "one of the best financial crime firms."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020

Kingsley Napley acts for wealthy individuals facing defamation and reputation management issues, they fight tooth and nail for their client."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020

The team demonstrates an appreciation of the issues affecting our clients and are able to use their knowledge and experience to guide our clients through stressful and complex situations."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020

They are really high-quality strategists and are very experienced litigators in the private client field."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020


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