Criminal litigation partners recognised as leading practitioners in Who's Who Legal's Business Crime Defence 2018

20 September 2018

Four partners in Kingsley Napley's criminal litigation team, Louise Hodges, Stephen Parkinson, Jonathan Grimes and Rebecca Niblock, are listed in Who's Who Legal's Business Crime Defence 2018. Louise Hodges is also recognised as a Global Elite Thought Leader for EMEA in both the Corporate and Individual Defence listings.


The firm is listed as a leading firm and commentary includes:

This top-tier UK-based firm stands out in the region for its distinguished white-collar crime practice and sees four lawyers recognised here.

Louise Hodges is “a real market leader” who is described as “absolutely fantastic” when it comes to handling both corporate and individual defence work. One peer effuses: “There is nothing about criminal law that she doesn’t know.”

Stephen Parkinson is “a huge figure” in the business crime space who comes highly recommended by market sources for his vast experience handling regulatory and criminal investigations.

Jonathan Grimes receives widespread plaudits from peers who praise his expert handling of investigations from a range of regulatory bodies including the SFO, HMRC and FCA.

Rebecca Niblock is “an excellent lawyer” who is recognised here for her impressive work defending individuals. She wins high praise from sources who note, “She’s really at the top of her game.”

About the Global Elite Thought Leaders listings, Who's Who Legal said:

"In our 2018 edition of Business Crime Defence, WWL identifies the top practitioners from around the world based on peer and client review. The leading names in the field are highlighted as Global Elite Thought Leaders – this truly exclusive status is only given to individuals who score especially well in our research, typically around the top 2% of nominated practitioners. It is impossible to buy entry into our guide and the practitioners included the guide are those considered by peers and clients to be outstanding individuals in their field."

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