Press Release: Kingsley Napley announces two new partners in 2021 promotions round

4 May 2021

Kingsley Napley LLP is pleased to announce that Vanessa Rhodes and Nick Wrightson are being promoted to the role of Partner in the Real Estate & Construction and Public Law teams respectively, with effect from 1st May 2021.

  • Vanessa Rhodes’ practice spans commercial and residential property. She acts for high-net worth individuals, investors, developers, landlords and tenants on a wide range of property related matters including residential sales and purchases in central London; the acquisition and disposal of residential property developments; commercial lettings; property financing and portfolio management. She will be joining four other partners in Kingsley Napley’s Real Estate & Construction team and has worked at the firm for over 10 years.
  • Nick Wrightson specialises in administrative and public law. He acts for prominent private companies, individuals and organisations as well as public bodies – often in contentious, high profile and politically inflected cases. His areas of expertise include judicial review and statutory challenges (particularly in commercial and regulatory contexts); advising on the interpretation of legislation and regulation; representing key participants in major public inquiries and complex inquests; and freedom of information matters. Nick joined the firm in 2017 and is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings). He becomes the fifth partner in Kingsley Napley’s respected Public Law team.

Linda Woolley, Managing Partner of Kingsley Napley, comments:

I am delighted to welcome Vanessa and Nick to the partnership. They have both made excellent contributions recently to their busy and growing practice areas and their promotions are thoroughly well-deserved.

These promotions bring the total number of partners at the firm to 69 (37 of which are female [54%]). They follow the recent arrival of three lateral hires to the partnership this year (since January 2021) - 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 26th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2020 list and ranked 73 in The Lawyer’s Top 200 UK Law Firms 2020 list by revenue.


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