Press release: New partner hires into Corporate & Commercial and Dispute Resolution

21 January 2021

We are pleased to announce that Christina Kelly and Michael Mulligan have joined the firm as partners in the Corporate & Commercial and Dispute Resolution teams respectively.

With the firm having made up eight new partners in September 2020 and three further partners joining in the autumn, the partnership now numbers 66 partners.

  • Christina Kelly joined the Corporate & Commercial team as a Partner on 4 January 2021 from Taylor Wessing LLP. Christina specialises in real estate finance. Her work in this sector predominantly relates to high value, complex facilities, acting for both lenders (bank and non-bank, at senior and mezzanine levels) and borrowers (including REITs and high net worth family offices). Her experience encompasses investment and development facilities and covers a wide-range of asset classes including in particular "big-boxes", student accommodation, hotels and mixed-use office and commercial properties at both a domestic and cross-border level.
  • Michael Mulligan joined the Dispute Resolution team as a Partner on 18 January 2021 from Shakespeare Martineau. He is a highly experienced contentious insolvency and commercial litigation lawyer with expertise in all aspects of corporate recovery, bankruptcy, fraud and enforcement. He is instructed by insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, corporates, high net worth individuals and offshore advisers.  His cases often cross multiple jurisdictions and he undertakes high value international arbitration work. He has an impressive track record of securing a good outcome for his clients and has established a reputation in the market for providing urgent, practical advice in often difficult situations.

James Fulforth, Head of Corporate & Commercial, comments: 

We are very pleased to welcome Christina to the partnership and our expanding Corporate & Commercial team. Christina’s extensive experience in real estate finance enhances and complements our Corporate and Real Estate offering to clients.”

Richard Foss, Head of Dispute Resolution, comments:

We are excited that Michael has joined our Dispute Resolution team and the firm’s partnership. He has a great reputation in the market and is an excellent fit for our growing insolvency and litigation practice. Michael’s arrival further strengthens the contentious insolvency work which we already do within the team, particularly in relation to fraud and asset recovery."


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Notes to editors

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, 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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