Sue Thackeray


Dispute Resolution

"excellent to work with, great with clients and very experienced"

Chambers and Partners UK, 2020

"She is very commercially astute and a good negotiator"

Chambers and Partners UK, 2020

Sue has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial litigation for claimants and defendants, with particular expertise in:

  • Civil fraud involving complex, multi-jurisdictional international commercial litigation (often where criminal, restraint or regulatory proceedings co-exist) including bribery and corruption, collective investment schemes, Ponzi and advance fee fraud schemes.
  • Pre-emptive relief including freezing injunctions, search orders, restraint orders, civil recovery orders.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust (including tracing claims), insolvency litigation, directors’ duties and directors' disqualification.
  • Sport related matters including contractual representation and dispute resolution, disciplinary and regulatory matters and IP rights enforcement.
  • Reputation management and defamation.

Sue has been listed as a Thought Leader  in Asset Recovery in the Who's Who Legal Global Investigations Review 2020.


"excellent attention to detail"

Chambers UK, 2016


"a tenacious and reassuring lawyer with the know-how to make the right calls"

Chambers UK, 2016

"exceptional, dynamic and has a fantastic, strategic mind"

Chambers UK, 2015


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Listed as a Thought Leader in Asset Recovery

Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders - GIR 2020

She is highly knowledgeable, very good at dealing with counterparties and very good at leading meetings in directions that are more beneficial to us. She also has excellent commercial sense."

Chambers and Partners UK, 2019

doesn’t miss a trick and is extremely effective at seeing how to obtain the best solution"

Legal 500 UK, 2019

Covering 'a broad range of sports work', the team at Kingsley Napley LLP has 'a very deep understanding of the sector'"

Legal 500 UK, 2019


Legal 500 UK, 2019

very well known" in the market. She acts in complex multi-jurisdictional fraud cases.

Chambers and Partners, 2018

demonstrates astute commercial awareness in addition to being a thorough, well-prepared and highly competent solicitor." 

Chambers and Partners 2017

a commercially astute, star litigator, who is very focused on clients’ needs"

Legal 500, 2017

knowledgeable, hardworking and fearless in her approach"

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2016

has a fantastic strategic mind."

The Legal 500, 2016


encyclopaedic knowledge and attracts high praise from clients"

The Legal 500, 2015

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