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Julie Matheson

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Kingsley Napley LLP

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Regulatory and professional discipline.


Julie Matheson is a partner leading the finance team of the regulatory and professional discipline department. Julie specialises in professional regulatory proceedings, for both financial regulators and financial professionals or firms subject to disciplinary or regulatory action. She has represented the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) for ten years and advises the IFoA on all matters relating to its disciplinary scheme, including conducting advocacy at Disciplinary Tribunal Panel hearings. She has also represented the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), advising it on high-profile regulatory prosecutions against accountants under its disciplinary scheme. She represents Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Approved Persons and accountants or accountancy firms subject to regulation by accountancy regulators including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). Julie also has significan experience in criminal private prosecutions; she acts on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) in advising on all criminal prosecutions brought on its behalf. Julie is an experienced advocate and regularly carries out advocacy at Fitness to Practise proceedings and before disciplinary tribunal panels. Julie is actively involved in training for clients and has provided comprehensive training to panels and others involved in disciplinary processes.


Julie completed her training at Shepherd & Wedderburn in Scotland, where she was promoted to Associate in 2008. She moved to Kingsley Napley in 2010, where she became a partner in 2014.


The Law Society of England and Wales; The Law Society of Scotland; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).

London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Partnership

Kingsley Napley LLP has a multi-disciplinary approach encompassing employment, regulatory, professional discipline, dispute resolution and criminal matters for individual partners, professional firms and LLPs. The team is led by 'outstanding' regulatory lawyer Iain Miller, who regularly acts for a range of firms and individuals in a regulatory and ethical matters. 'Calm and efficient' Adrian Crawford specialises in advising on the management of under-performing partners, retirements, expulsions, as well as conversions to LLP status. Julie Matheson leads on regulatory finance work and acts for accountants and accountancy firms under investigation by the Financial Reporting Council. Andreas White is another key contact.

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Kingsley Napley LLP's 'lawyers are responsive, cases are always investigated to a high standard and they have great and detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and its application in this field'. The regulatory practice uniquely spans the healthcare, finance, education and legal service sectors and its work is complemented by the firm's criminal, dispute resolution and public law departments, with the practice's work covering fitness to practise proceedings for regulators and complex defence advice for regulated individuals. It acted for the Health and Care Professions Council in a case involving a registered sonographer facing complex and technical allegations, which included failures to scan women appropriately. Head of the regulatory team Nicola Hill is 'excellent'; the 'fabulous' Iain Miller is 'incredibly accessible, knowledgeable, thoughtful and pragmatic in his approach'; and Julie Matheson leads the team’s regulatory defence work for financial professionals and firms. Other recommended individuals are Julie Norris and Melinka Berridge and legal counsel Laura Ryan, while the key senior associates are Jenny Higgins, Lucy Williams, Sarah Harris , Shannett Thompson and Hannah Eales.

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