Press release: Kingsley Napley strengthens employment team with acquisition of Archon

18 September 2019

Kingsley Napley LLP and Archon Solicitors Ltd are joining forces to create a leading employment practice. Effective 30th September 2019, Archon’s employment lawyers will move into Kingsley Napley’s offices and Archon will cease to operate as an independent firm.   

Archon Managing Partner Corinne Aldridge becomes Head of Kingsley Napley’s employment team. Her fellow partners, Nick Ralph and Niki Southern, plus six associates and consultant Rob McCreath will work alongside Kingsley Napley’s existing employment team (comprising three partners: Richard Fox, Adrian Crawford, and Andreas White, and five associates).  The combined seven partner, 11 associate team will be one of the strongest senior executive, entrepreneur and partnership-focused employment practices in London.

Kingsley Napley Managing Partner Linda Woolley comments:

This is a rare acquisition for Kingsley Napley and is testament to the strong cultural and practice fit between our firm and Archon. I am delighted Archon has agreed to come on-board, effectively doubling our employment law capability. Corinne and her colleagues are a great fit for us and our client base. With such a strong track-record in contentious employment matters, and their focus on the City, financial and professional services, the combined team will enjoy an outstanding reputation.”

Archon Managing Partner Corinne Aldridge comments:

We at Archon are excited by this move and the opportunities it will afford us and our clients. We are joining a talented team ripe for additional resource and the expertise that we offer. Moreover, Kingsley Napley’s wider platform will be of huge benefit to our existing and future clients. This heralds a new start for us all and we cannot wait to get started.”


About Archon

For the past 20 years, Archon has been a leading specialist employment law firm in the City of London handling a full range of employment law and HR issues at work for employers, senior executives, partnerships and partners.

The firm has experience of cases involving board-room disputes, team moves, wrongful and unfair dismissal, discrimination and equal opportunity issues, redundancy, contract drafting and interpretation, post-termination restrictions, whistleblowing, misconduct and performance, and City bonus claims. The firm has 3 partners, 6 associates and 1 consultant each of whom is joining Kingsley Napley. For more information please visit their website.


About Kingsley Napley

Kingsley Napley LLP is a City based law firm providing advice to organisations, individuals and businesses in the following areas: employment, immigration, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, criminal, regulatory, family, real estate and construction, clinical negligence and personal injury, private client and public law.

Kingsley Napley ranked 16th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2019 list and ranks 72 in The Lawyer’s Top 200 UK Law Firms 2018 list by revenue. When the Archon team is on board, Kingsley Napley will have 56 partners and a total of 252 fee earners. 


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