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Adam Chapman

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Kingsley Napley LLP

Work Department

Public law.

Position

Partner and head of public law team. Specialist in judicial review litigation, public inquiries, inquests and information law. Recent matters include the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry and the 7/7 London Bombings inquest. Before joining Kingsley Napley, he spent most of his career in central government and has been involved in many of the most significant judicial review cases of recent years, for example Gentle (Article 2 ECHR and the adequacy of steps taken to ensure the legality of the invasion of Iraq), Al Skeini (Article 2 ECHR and the deaths of Iraqi civilians), Binyam Mohammed (disclosure of information to Guantanamo Bay detainee), Purdy (prosecution policy and assisted suicide) and Wheeler (lawfulness of ratification of Treaty of Lisbon without a referendum).

Career

Qualified 1987; assistant solicitor Mishcon de Reya 1987-90; Treasury Solicitor’s Department 1991-2009; partner Kingsley Napley 2010.

Member

International Bar Association; Constitutional and Administrative Bar Association; Human Rights Lawyers Association.

Education

Colchester Royal Grammar School; Merton College, Oxford.


London: Public sector

Administrative and public law

Within: Leading individuals

Adam Chapman - Kingsley Napley LLP

Within: Administrative and public law

Kingsley Napley LLP is held up for 'giving pragmatic advice which always demonstrates a sensitivity to the concerns and objectives of the client' and is praised for its 'extensive experience of high-profile public inquiries.' Team head Adam Chapman 'provides clear and firm advice and demonstrates a keen insight on the likely decisions and responses a public inquiry is likely to make.' It counts a range of major regulatory bodies and government departments among its clients and its broad public law expertise includes judicial reviews, human rights law, public inquiries and inquests. Sophie Kemp has substantial expertise in major public inquiries and inquests and is representing a former Metropolitan Police commander in connection with the undercover policing inquiry. Other noted team members include regulatory expert Iain Miller,  Emily Carter  'who is not afraid to provide advice which may be unpopular with the client',  Caroline Day and Nick Wrightson. The team acted for David Crompton, the former Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, in a landmark judicial review against the Police and Crime Commissioner, in which he successfully challenged the decision to force him to resign following the Hillsborough Inquest verdicts. In other work, it is advising on major public inquires in the legal, healthcare and energy sectors.

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