"They are very approachable litigators who are efficient and organised. They take the time to know the case and to know the client."

Chambers and Partners 2019

Our dispute resolution lawyers represent individuals, companies and insolvency practitioners on insolvency matters generally, including:

  • administrations
  • asset tracing and recovery in an insolvency context
  • bankruptcy
  • liquidations
  • provisional liquidations
  • preferences and transactions at an undervalue
  • Sections 235 and 236 Insolvency Act interviews
  • voluntary arrangements (individual and corporate)
  • wrongful and fraudulent trading

Notable Case

  • Acting for a Director whose Company had been placed into Provisional Liquidation following the service by HMRC of Notice of Assessments in excess of £7million for, allegedly, unpaid excise duty. The allegation was that the client had been involved in an inward diversion fraud. HMRC issued a winding up petition against the company and the Provisional Liquidator issued misfeasance proceedings against the director. We represented the company in opposing the winding up petition which was listed for a 10 day hearing. The matter was heavily contested and was settled just before the hearing.

For more information, or to speak to our dispute resolution lawyers, please contact Richard Foss.


"In addition to its commercial litigation practice, Kingsley Napley LLP specialises in civil fraud work, contentious trust litigation and financial services disputes; the practice also acts in media cases. Clients praise Richard Foss for his ‘good tactical skills’; the ‘impressive’ Gerard Cukier; Ryan Mowat, who ‘gets results’; and the ‘tenacious’ Fiona Simpson"

Legal 500 2016


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Funding litigation can be expensive and cause concern. We hope to alleviate these concerns by offering our clients a bespoke funding package.

Professional Negligence

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

Reputation and Media

Protecting our clients’ reputation and maintaining control when they are the subject of media scrutiny is what we do.

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