Press Release: Kingsley Napley announces Sophie Kemp as new Head of Public Law team

2 September 2021

Kingsley Napley LLP is pleased to announce that Sophie Kemp becomes Head of the Public Law team with effect from this week.

A partner with the firm since 2016, Sophie is instructed by RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) in connection with the Independent Review carried out by Alison Levitt QC. Earlier this year she represented The Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition and the International Commission of Jurists in their intervention in the Supreme Court case of Okpabi v Shell, a landmark case on corporate accountability brought by thousands of claimants in respect of pollution in the Niger Delta. She is an experienced public lawyer specialising in judicial review, large scale investigations, public inquiries and leads Kingsley Napley’s Business and Human Rights Group.

Kingsley Napley’s Public Law team includes five partners (Adam Chapman, Stephen Parkinson, Emily Carter and Nick Wrightson, in addition to Sophie Kemp) and advises individuals, charities, professional organisations, companies and regulatory bodies on judicial review applications and proceedings, major public inquiries, inquests, data protection matters, investigations, government and administrative law and requests to go before Select Committees.

Stephen Parkinson, Senior Partner at Kingsley Napley (and an active member of the Public Law team), comments:

There is huge scope to grow our Public Law practice in light of the expanding impact of the state on people’s lives and an ever-increasing array of new legislation that requires proper scrutiny. We have big ambitions and I am confident Sophie’s energy and vision will help us to take the practice to the next level.”  


For press enquiries, please contact Louise Beeson, Bell Yard Communications: / 07768 956997 or

Notes to Editors

About Kingsley Napley

Kingsley Napley 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 has 70 partners and ranked 73 in The Lawyers Top 200 UK Law Firms 2020 list by revenue.  

For more information about Kingsley Napley, please visit

For further background on Sophie Kemp, please see her bio


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