Áine is an associate in the criminal litigation team with experience in a wide range of general and white-collar cases. She provides advice and representation to individuals, including children and young people, from the initial stages of criminal investigations up to trial.
Áine acts for individuals under investigation by the police and CPS who are facing a variety of allegations including assault, sexual offences, serious violence and animal welfare. She is also currently acting for individuals in respect of investigations brought by the SFO, CMA and DoJ in relation to cartel and anti-bribery and corruption investigations. She was part of the team working on the LIBOR II trial which involved allegations of a conspiracy to manipulate the LIBOR rate in which the client was acquitted after a trial lasting nearly 4 months.

Áine has a particular interest in the international dimension of criminal cases and advises individuals in respect of extradition requests.  She is also experienced in acting for individuals in internal investigations with a focus on legal professional privilege in criminal investigations and has written a number of articles on the subject.  
Áine joined Kingsley Napley in 2014 and completed her training contract with the firm. Prior to joining, Áine was a research assistant in the Law Commission’s criminal law team, where she worked primarily on reform of the law on contempt of court with a focus on jury misconduct.

Publications, Press Highlights, Speaking engagements & Blogs



  • Defence Extradition Lawyers' Forum
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Amicus-ALJ


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C5 notices – extrajudicial punishment or innovative policing?

Mutual trust remains until we leave: notification of intention to leave the EU not an exceptional circumstance

Brexit and the EAW: at least now we know what we don’t know

Spotlight on UK’s Anti-Corruption Track Record

Internal investigations and legal professional privilege: an increasingly tricky area

Judge-only Crown Court trials: a rarely required safeguard

Brexit, Europol, and Euro-specifics

Off the Record: Protected conversations versus “without prejudice” protection

Efficiency in the public sector: a philosophical belief?

“Pulling a Sickie”

The PSA - radically "Rethinking Regulation"

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Youth Justice Part Two: Mini sex offenders or just kids?

Youth Justice Part One: Criminalising kids - a guide to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act for young people

Criminalising Children

Teenagers and the “sexting crisis”: sexting is serious

Joining forces in the fight against Grand Corruption

Brexit means Brexit but what about the European Arrest Warrant?

Court of Appeal Rules on Bribery under 1906 Act

Bribery in the workplace: fair dismissal?

Financial crime: compliance challenges for 2016 and beyond

Bribery and corruption: 2015 - a year in review

Judicial review reform: False assumptions replaced by objective research

A welcome gift: the Law Commission’s new sentencing code

Countering Extremism: Free Speech considerations

Unexplained Wealth Orders: A legitimate and legal approach to corruption?

Exceptional Case Funding: safety net or fig leaf?

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline – February - March 2015

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