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Our regulatory team is consistently and independently recognised by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leader in the market.

Our team of specialist and highly experienced lawyers act for individuals, organisations, corporates  and regulators, providing advice on regulatory compliance, investigations, adjudication, enforcement and prosecutions. We help clients respond to regulatory investigations and interventions when the continued operation or reputation of the individual or the business is at stake.

Ensuring compliance with the increasingly complex and pervasive nature of regulation in the UK requires expert advice and support. Whether you or your organisation needs help before or after a regulatory intervention, clear and decisive advice is required. With your reputation, ability to run your organisation or your ability to practise in jeopardy, we bring clarity in often stressful and emotional circumstances.

Many of our clients have complex legal problems that require the help of lawyers from across the firm, including those from our criminal litigation, employment, company and commercial, public law and dispute resolution teams. Our cross-practice approach ensures that clients receive seamless advice and that their legal problems are analysed from every necessary angle.

You can expect a prompt, proactive and compassionate service from lawyers who understand the importance of achieving the very best outcome for your particular situation.


“exceptionally experienced and well-respected’ team, ‘made up of creative thinkers who will always go the extra mile’

Legal 500 UK,  2017

“The firm has strength in depth. It benefits from a stable of very effective and hard-working lawyers and a leadership team who are not afraid to innovate 



Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2017

They are obviously very strong in the field of professional regulation and their experience of working with other regulators is valued as it allows them to bring wider experiences and knowledge to working with us.                  Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2016

When it comes to healthcare-related matters, Kingsley Napley LLP is a ‘force to be reckoned with’, and ‘shines as an exemplar of a quality practice’.

Legal 500 UK 2013

...'no question that they are highly regarded in the professional misconduct field. The reputation of the firm is deserved'... Interviewees consistently praise this 'excellent very professional firm'...

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2013

...'The lawyers are able to present cases to an exceptional standard, in terms of both advocacy and legal principles'...

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2014

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Discrimination by qualification bodies: a more accessible, cost-effective solution

Social Drugs Findings In Sport: Doping or Misconduct

#LSA10 and the future of Legal Services: Artificial Intelligence, cyber-courts, global markets and block chain

#LSA10: The Impact of Alternative Business Structures

#LSA10: Impact of the Legal Services Act on legal education

Supreme Court overrules the Ghosh test - The Implications for Professional Disciplinary Proceedings

#LSA10 10 years: The global impact of the Legal Services Act

#LSA10: The Legal Services Act and Regulatory Bloodlines

#LSA10: Reflecting on 10 years of the Legal Services Act - An Introduction

How much weight should be afforded to expert evidence in sexual misconduct cases?

Private Prosecution of Summer Holiday Fraudsters

‘Why are such a disproportionate number of complaints made against paramedics and social workers to the HCPC?’

Court rejects ‘third attempt’ by an appellant to ‘re-litigate’

The ‘Knock-on effect’ of mental health: its implications for misconduct, impairment and sanction

Protecting Athletes - Restoring legal parity between Anti-Doping Authorities and Athletes

Doctor Foster's ethics offer a dim view of the GP profession

Criminal convictions: The interplay between the registration and disciplinary regimes in the Nursing and Midwifery Council

White & Case fined £250,000: Is this the shape of things to come in Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal cases?

The brave new world of price transparency and what it means for firms

Uber’s apology considered by Kingsley Napley

TfL finds Uber no-longer ‘fit and proper’ to operate in London

How to identify, treat and guard against the destructive motives of a (closet) psychopath

Private v Public Hearings – that is the question

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline July-August 2017

Dishonesty – a look at sanction and the difficulties faced in seeking to show that fitness to practise is not impaired

SRA Warning on Offensive Communications

Doctors beware – your obligations to maintain adequate cover are not to be taken lightly

More flexible regulation of solicitors: opportunity or threat?

#Brexit: Lords examine financial regulation and supervision

Criminal consequences for accessing medical records without a business purpose

Unfit for work, does not automatically equate to unfit to attend a hearing

Understanding what is important to regulators: it's not just your clinical skills

GMC exercises its appeal power for the second time

How long is too long to be subject to Conditions of Practice?

Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as “life-threatening”

Dishonesty versus a want of integrity rears its head again

The dangers of regulators treating mere contract-breakers as fraudsters

Press Round-Up: Regulatory June 2017

The Performer's List – additional obligations for NHS GPs

Court of Appeal considers the Financial Reporting Council’s Public Interest Test

Accountant’s participation in a charity tax avoidance scheme leads to a 10 year ban by the Financial Reporting Council

When are Disciplinary Tribunal Panels considered improperly influenced?

An illustration of the GMC’s enhanced ability to protect the public

Manifesto watch: Health and social care regulation

The slow death of the criminal standard in professional disciplinary proceedings

Is amending the allegation at a late stage always prohibited?

HCPC separates its investigatory and adjudication function by launching the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS)

A ‘deep-seated attitudinal problem’ could be the difference between a suspension and a strike-off

Does a denial of facts subsequently found proved constitute dishonesty?

The importance of applying the correct legal tests when considering interim orders

Press Round-Up: Regulatory April 2017

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