Press release: Kingsley Napley announces new partner in Real Estate

7 October 2021

Law firm Kingsley Napley LLP is pleased to announce that Claire Lamkin has joined its Real Estate and Construction team as a Partner, with effect from this week. 

Claire is a property litigator and is experienced in disputes ranging from rights to light, party walls, development agreements, service charges, dilapidations, lease renewals and break clauses, as well as tenancy deposits, trespass, restrictive covenants and matters involving insolvency issues. 

She acts for parties with commercial property interests in addition to residential property owners. She is particularly well known in the retail space where she has an impressive track record.  

Claire becomes the sixth partner in Kingsley Napley’s growing Real Estate and Construction practice whose clients include developers, entrepreneurs, HNW individuals, investors, trusts, landlords and tenants across commercial property transactions, development projects and high value residentials sales and purchases.

Claire joins from Blake Morgan where she has been a partner for the last six years. She trained at specialist property litigation firm Dewar Hogan where she worked for 9 years attaining partnership, before moving to Piper Smith Watton LLP which merged with Blake Morgan LLP in 2015. 

Bethan Owen, Kingsley Napley’s Head of Real Estate, comments:

“I am delighted to welcome Claire to the firm and our busy Real Estate and Construction team. She is a highly experienced and versatile lawyer who will enhance our litigation capabilities and will also advise our clients before matters become contentious. Her retail expertise will be invaluable in this expanding area of our business.” 

Claire Lamkin comments:

“Kingsley Napley’s Real Estate and Construction team handles a broad range of commercial and prime residential matters and has an excellent reputation. I am really excited to be joining at a time when Real Estate is a strategic growth area for the firm and I believe my background and skills will be highly complementary to others in the team and the wider firm.”

Claire’s arrival brings the total number of partners at the firm to 72.   Other lateral hires to the partnership this year include – Craig Baylis (Regulatory); Laura Harper (Private Client), Peter Metcalfe (Real Estate & Construction); Christina Kelly (Corporate & Commercial) and Michael Mulligan (Dispute Resolution).


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About Kingsley Napley
Kingsley Napley LLP is a leading UK based law firm providing expertise for our clients’ business and private lives, when it matters most. We advise 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 is ranked as the number one UK law firm to work for in the Best Companies to Work List 2021 list as cited here.

The firm ranked 73 in The Lawyer’s Top 200 UK Law Firms 2020 list by revenue.

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