Press release : Kingsley Napley announces new partner in Regulatory

2 August 2021

Law firm Kingsley Napley LLP is pleased to announce that Craig Baylis is joining its Regulatory team as a Partner, with effect from today (2 August 2021).

Craig is a leading practitioner in the hospitality and licensing field and is an experienced advocate in court and tribunal matters involving licensing for alcohol premises and gambling licensing. He also practices in health & safety and food safety matters advising clients on compliance and defending clients in proceedings brought against them.

Craig becomes the ninth partner in Kingsley Napley’s wide-ranging and respected Regulatory practice which acts for individuals, businesses and regulators offering advice on regulatory compliance, investigations and fitness to practise matters, and enforcement proceedings across the healthcare, legal services, accounting and hospitality and leisure sectors.

Craig joins from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner where he was Head of the firm’s Regulatory Practice Group and has spent his entire career to date (starting at predecessor firm Berwin Leighton Paisner as a trainee).

Nicola Hill, Kingsley Napley’s Head of Regulatory, comments:

I am delighted to welcome Craig to the firm and our busy Regulatory team.  Kingsley Napley LLP has decades of experience of supporting clients in the hospitality and leisure sectors.  His areas of expertise are highly complementary to our practice and he will help deepen our capabilities in a space which is subject to considerable regulatory scrutiny at the moment in light of the COVID pandemic.” 

Craig Baylis comments:

“I am excited to be joining a stellar team with such a great reputation. This role is a great fit for me and my skills and I look forward to helping grow Kingsley Napley’s practice in the hospitality space in particular.”

Craig’s arrival brings the total number of partners at the firm to 71.   Other lateral hires to the partnership this year include – Laura Harper (Private Client), Peter Metcalfe (Real Estate & Construction); Grant Incles (Medical Negligence & Personal Injury); 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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