PRESS RELEASE: Charlotte Harris to join Dispute Resolution team from Mishcon de Reya

4 December 2014

Kingsley Napley LLP is delighted to announce that Charlotte Harris will be joining its dispute resolution team in January 2015.  Charlotte will launch Kingsley Napley’s new Media and Reputation Management unit, strengthening and underlining the firm's existing expertise in this field.

Charlotte is a leading practitioner, litigator and commentator in media and reputation, and joins from Mishcon de Reya. She is known for advising high-profile individuals on a range of privacy concerns.  She is described in Chambers 2015 as "a powerful advocate who defends the interests of her client beyond the call of duty." And previously as “extremely tenacious as a litigator," with "a wonderful ability to get to the nitty gritty of a case." Listed as a leading individual in Spears 500 index she is described as "razor sharp" and "one of the most sought out privacy lawyers in the land".

Charlotte has been a vocal contributor to the debate around the development of media law and privacy and was a key participant in the recent Leveson Inquiry on behalf of a number of clients.

Linda Woolley, Kingsley Napley’s Managing Partner said: “This is an enormously exciting hire for us. Charlotte is one of the best in her field and adds to our already powerful platform advising people in need of urgent assistance."

Charlotte comments: "I am very proud to be joining Kingsley Napley's dynamic team. They are an influential top player, and everybody I have met there has been first class. Kingsley Napley has a long and fascinating history of advising businesses and individuals in extraordinary circumstances and doing so with power and flair. In an environment where reputational management has become part of an everyday agenda, clients are more savvy as they face the challenges of media exposure to avoid a crisis, to manage their image and in the glare of the spotlight. The calm and collaborative approach of Kingsley Napley is just what is needed for the smooth and rough times."

Kingsley Napley’s track record advising clients through crises spans criminal, civil fraud, regulatory and media investigation, family breakdown, employment difficulties and inquest work - often in the spotlight of publicity. The protection of reputation in these circumstances is an essential part of Kingsley Napley's service and will be strengthened further by Charlotte's arrival.

Charlotte’s appointment brings the total number of female partners at the firm to 25 out of 47 partners. Kingsley Napley female/male partners is now over 50% female.

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