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Iain Miller

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Articled Clerk, Stephenson Harwood. Qualified 1988.  Previously a partner in Wright Son & Pepper and Bevan Brittan LLP. 

Joined Kingsley Napley in 2016.  Specialises in professional regulation and public law particularly in Legal Services Regulation.  General Editor, Cordery on Legal Services, Co-author of Butterworths’ Guide to the Legal Services Act 2007. 

Member of the Editorial Board of the Law Society’s Practice Compliance Bulletin and Member of the Consulting Editorial Board of LexisPSL Practice Compliance.


Vice-Chair, Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, Member International Bar Association, Law Society of England and Wales


LLB(Hons) London School of Economics and Political Sciences

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: Leading individuals

Iain Miller  - Kingsley Napley LLP

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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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law

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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