Brooke is an Associate in the Criminal Litigation team with a range of experience advising individuals and corporate clients.

Brooke represents clients on a wide range of general crime matters including allegations of serious violence and both historical and current sexual offences. In addition to this general crime work, Brooke acts for clients facing investigations and prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HMRC and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Brooke’s practice covers all areas of business and financial crime. Brooke also acts for corporate clients conducting internal investigations into allegations of wrongdoing.

Brooke joined Kingsley Napley as a trainee solicitor in September 2016. Following qualification into the Criminal Litigation team Brooke undertook a nine month secondment to the Crown Prosecution Service where she worked as a Senior Crown Prosecutor. During this time, Brooke spent time prosecuting in the Magistrates Court. As a result, Brooke has experience of both defending and prosecuting individuals for a range of general crime matters.

Prior to joining Kingsley Napley, Brooke worked as a paralegal at Allen & Overy LLP in the Structured Finance department. Brooke has also worked at Société Générale in the Legal department.

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