‘tenacious’

Legal 500, 2016

Fiona specialises in civil fraud litigation, advising clients bringing or defending civil fraud proceedings, often involving injunctions and often with an international dimension.  Fiona regularly advises on freezing orders and asset tracing.

Fiona also advises clients in commercial dispute resolution matters including breach of contract, partnership disputes and shareholder/director disputes. Fiona regularly advises on jurisdiction matters where a party is domiciled outside England and Wales and/or where the subject matter of a claim involves other jurisdictions.

Fiona is actively involved in the firm's Internal Investigations team.

Fiona never underestimates the emotional involvement in litigation and the impact on clients.  She understands that clients have to be able to carry on running their business and so takes the strain of the litigation from them.  

She has been appointed by the High Court to act as a Supervising Solicitor in relation to the execution of Search Orders.

Fiona is listed in the global directory “Who’s Who of Asset Recovery” and is recommended by The Legal 500.

Fiona is Kingsley Napley’s Trainee Principal.

WHAT CLIENTS AND DIRECTORIES HAVE SAID

 

"incredibly hardworking" and "very assured"

Legal 500

"...Recommended..."                                           

 Legal 500 UK, 2015

 

Recent work

  • Acting for a US based director of an English company successfully to strike out proceedings in England for want of jurisdiction
  • Acting for majority shareholders in an unfair prejudice claim brought by minority shareholders
  • Acting for an individual based in Switzerland defending fraud allegations and a freezing injunction
  • Acting for a company involved in a joint venture defending a prohibitory injunction obtained by its joint venture partner
  • Defending a finance director against allegations of fraud and breach of duty relating to the sale of a company
  • Acting as an independent Supervising Solicitor on Search Orders obtained in fraud proceedings
  • Obtaining a freezing order against a firm of accountants and one of its partners who had removed monies from a number of clients'  trust accounts and obtaining Bankers Trust orders against the defendants’ bank
  • Acting for a UK company, its directors and shareholders defending allegations of advanced fee fraud brought by claimants based in Iraq and the Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Defending an individual and a firm in civil fraud proceedings relating to unauthorised payment of monies held in escrow
  • Defending a high profile individual facing multiple directors' disqualification proceedings
  • Advising individuals in the insurance market involved in investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by Lloyd's of London
  • Obtaining a freezing order against an individual who unlawfully and in breach of trust removed several million pounds from a joint bank account
  • Advising companies who have fallen victim to Vishing frauds to recover monies from banks

 

​​Professional societies and Memberships

 

incredibly hardworking and very assured

Legal 500 UK, 2016

...Recommended..."                                           

 Legal 500 UK, 2015

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+44 (0) 20 7814 1231

fsimpson@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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