Press release: Kingsley Napley announces a new partner hire into the Private Client team

1 July 2021

We are pleased to announce that Laura Harper has joined its Private Client team as a Partner, with effect from today (1st July 2021).

Laura advises both UK resident and non-domiciled individuals, families and trustees on a wide variety of UK tax, trust law and international estate planning issues, including the planning to be undertaken when moving to or from the UK. She is also expert in charity law and advises family offices and UHNW individuals on how to structure their philanthropic projects in the most tax efficient manner, as well as charitable entities on their responsibilities as the beneficiary of philanthropic gifts.

Laura joins the firm from the London office of McDermott Will & Emery where she was a member of the international tax advisory team in the Private Client department for the last three years. Prior to that she was a Senior Associate at Blake Morgan.

Laura was rated “one to watch” in Chambers and Partners in 2019 and was selected in the Top 35 under 35 by e-Private Client in 2017. She is a fully qualified member of STEP and has completed the STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients.

James Ward, Kingsley Napley’s Head of Private Client, comments: 

I am delighted to welcome Laura to the firm and our expanding Private Client team. Her areas of expertise will be invaluable to our clients and helps broaden our offering in the areas of tax advice and philanthropic giving in particular.

Laura Harper comments

I am excited to be joining Kingsley Napley given its culture, client base and the opportunity to help grow its Private Client practice. This role is a great fit for me and my skills and is a perfect next step in my career.”

Laura’s arrival brings the total number of partners at the firm to 70 (38 of which are female [54%]).

Other lateral hires to the partnership this year include - Peter Metcalfe (Real Estate & Construction); Christina Kelly (Corporate & Commercial) and Michael Mulligan (Dispute Resolution).


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About Kingsley Napley

Kingsley Napley is a law firm providing advice to individuals and businesses in the following areas: employment law, private client advisory, public law, criminal defence litigation, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, family law, medical negligence & personal injury, regulatory, real estate, construction and immigration.

Kingsley Napley ranked 13th in Best Companies to Work For 2021 list and ranked 73 in The Lawyer’s Top 200 UK Law Firms 2020 list by revenue.


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