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

Chambers and Partners UK, 2020

"A real bloodhound for details that will move a case her way a few notches. Very good on cross-border cases."

The Legal 500 UK, 2021

"She's a real lawyer's lawyer - smart, analytical, very effective at finding the right points to press in a case and effective dealing with opposition."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

"Everything she does and says is utterly professional, very considered, ethically unimpeachable and drawn from a deep well of legal expertise coupled with refreshing pragmatism."

Legal 500 UK 2022

"Does not give up and will keep fighting for her client even when the outlook is pretty hopeless – AND when the outlook is pretty hopeless she manages to swing a result."

Legal 500 UK 2022

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. Mary is recommended in Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery Global Guide 2021

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

Mary’s clients are individuals, small and medium sized companies, trustees and professionals, including insolvency practitioners.  She understands that particularly for clients who have not previously been involved in litigation, it can be a stressful and distressing process. Mary works hard to support her clients and ensures that they have a realistic view of their case, whether as claimant or defendant to enable them to make commercial and pragmatic decisions. 

Mary has advised in cases involving numerous different countries including the major offshore jurisdictions.

Mary has also acted as a supervising solicitor on search orders.

Mary is widely published in the legal press including in respect of developments relating to crypto-assets, and has spoken at various national and international conferences on topics relating to fraud and insolvency.

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


Mary has a brilliant mind and is able to explain difficult legal concepts very clearly and quickly. She's very diligent, a superb written and oral advocate and a very good communicator." 

Chambers and Partners, 2022

Mary Young has an excellent eye for detail – never gives up at trying to find a solution. A highly technical lawyer with an excellent understanding of cross-border issues.”

Legal 500 UK, 2022

Mary Young – recently made up partner – is an excellent strategist and manages to swing favourable settlements for her clients with effortless ease”

Legal 500 UK, 2022

definitely someone to watch” according to market commentators who highlight her “specialist knowledge in cryptocurrencies”

Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery Global Guide 2021

Mary is forward-thinking, client-friendly and focused."

Chambers and Partners 2020

She is a formidable package - motivated, with a keen eye for detail and great intellectual capacity."

Chambers and Partners 2020

Mary has an excellent ability to turn very complicated work into straightforward, simple material."

Chambers and Partners 2020

a superb lawyer"

Chambers and Partners UK, 2020


In the press



  • Acting for a liquidator of a Cayman company seeking to recover misappropriated funds
  • Acting for claimants seeking to recover money invested in a ‘Ponzi’ scheme
  • Representing a trustee in bankruptcy challenging transactions in order to recover money for the estate
  • Acting for a company defrauded by an employee
  • Obtaining and responding to freezing injunctions
  • Acting as a supervising solicitor on search orders



  • London Solicitors Litigation Association (Committee Member)
  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Victims of Crime Association of Lawyers


Related Services

Civil Fraud and Investigations

The international nature of commerce and growing reliance on electronic communications mean that the number and value of fraud claims is rising.

Commercial and Contract Disputes

Corporate disputes can be stressful, disruptive and damaging. We provide tactical and strategic advice to businesses and individuals.

Dispute Resolution

Dealing with a dispute professionally and commercially takes skill. We assist and support our clients with both legal knowledge and strategy.


If you need to prevent the loss of an asset, damage to reputation, or protect against personal harm, it may be necessary to apply for an injunction.

Insolvency Litigation

Our dispute resolution lawyers represent individuals, companies and insolvency practitioners on insolvency matters.

Professional Negligence

Our experienced team of litigators act for claimants in bringing claims against professionals when they get it wrong.

Crypto Assets

Our crypto asset lawyers can provide specialist legal advice to individuals and companies on any aspect of crypto assets.

Professional Negligence FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions relating to professional negligence disputes.

Claims against Lawyers

Our experienced team of litigators act for claimants in bringing claims against lawyers when they get it wrong.

Claims against Finance Professionals

Our experienced team of litigators act for claimants in bringing claims against finance professionals when they get it wrong.

Claims against Property Professionals

Our experienced team of litigators act for claimants in bringing claims against property professionals when they get it wrong.

Insolvency Litigation FAQs

This page sets out a number of Frequently Asked Questions in relation to Insolvency Litigation.

Insolvency Litigation advice for Insolvency Practitioners

We regularly act for trustees in bankruptcy, liquidators and administrators. Our in-depth civil fraud expertise means that we are particularly well placed to assist in complex insolvency disputes that involve an element of fraud and/or dishonesty.

Insolvency Litigation advice for Individuals

We can assist creditors of insolvent companies and people who have claims against insolvent companies. We can also assist victims of fraud with claims against an insolvent company or individual.

Insolvency Litigation advice for Companies

We can advise companies facing statutory demands and winding-up petitions. We regularly act for companies who need advice in challenging a statutory demand and obtaining injunctive relief to prevent the presentation of a winding-up petition where necessary.

Insolvency Litigation advice for Directors

We have experience of advising directors facing claims of fraudulent trading or wrongful trading, and we can also advise directors on the extent of their duties to co-operate with the insolvency practitioner, including at interview.

Insight from Mary

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Latest ONS data shows 42% jump in Investment Fraud - Mary Young comments

Three Kingsley Napley articles featured in ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Magazine

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

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Notification Injunctions: Forewarned is Forearmed

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q3 2021

‘De-risking’ and financial exclusion

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q2 2021

On the rebound: How to clawback from a divorce

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