Mary Young


Dispute Resolution

"a superb lawyer"

Chambers and Partners UK, 2020

"She has the sharpest legal mind I've encountered and is the best at explaining difficult concepts simply."

Chambers and Partners UK, 2020

Mary has worked in commercial litigation since qualifying as a solicitor in 2009.  Her practice covers a wide range of areas but Mary’s particular interests and expertise lie in civil fraud and asset tracing as well as claims against professionals in negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust. 

She also regularly acts on insolvency cases which involve fraud or dishonesty.

Mary has represented individuals, small and medium sized companies, partnerships and large household names, including high street banks.  She is adept at tailoring her advice to suit her client to ensure that the advice is clear, easily understood and that it deals with the result that particular client wants to achieve. 

One of Mary’s first questions to any new client is what they hope to get out of the dispute.   Given the nature of litigation, this can range from damage limitation to receipt of a large financial payment. For clients who have not previously been involved in litigation, this can be a stressful and distressing process. Mary works hard to help her clients understand the likely outcomes to ensure that they have a realistic view of their case. 

Mary has spoken at various events on topics relating to fraud and is widely published in the legal press on issues ranging from dealing with litigants in person, to the Capital Gains Tax treatment of damages in professional negligence cases.

Mary is a member of the Kingsley Napley Diversity & Inclusion group and the LGBTQ and allies network.

Recent work

  • Acting for an individual in a high value professional negligence claim against her former solicitor and barrister
  • Acting for a liquidator of a company seeking to recover misappropriated funds
  • Representing a trustee in bankruptcy challenging transactions in order to recover money for the estate
  • Obtaining and responding to freezing injunctions
  • Advising victims of property fraud


Professional societies and Memberships

  • London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association


Insight from Mary

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Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q1 2020

Potential scams cryptoasset investors are facing and how they can protect themselves - Mary Young quoted by LeapRate

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q4 2019

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q3 2019

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q2 2019

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+44 (0)20 3535 1530

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