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Sue Thackeray

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Kingsley Napley LLP

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Dispute Resolution


Sue is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team. She has over 20 years' experience in all aspects of commercial litigation for claimants and defendants, with particular expertise in civil fraud, insolvency, sport related matters including contractual representation and dispute resolution, disciplinary and regulatory matters and reputation management.

Sue has particular expertise representing individuals and corporates in the sport, financial services and music industries.


Russell Jones & Walker (now Slater and Gordon) - 1982 - 2007
Howard Kennedy - Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation - 2007 - 2016
Kingsley Napley - Partner - 2016 - Current


Fraud Lawyers' Association

Commercial Fraud Lawyers’ Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers Association

The London Solicitors Litigation Association

The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Lawyers

The Female Fraud Forum


College of Law, London

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Leading individuals

Sue Thackeray - Kingsley Napley LLP

Within: Fraud: civil

Kingsley Napley LLP's fraud caseload include matters relating to insolvency, contractual disputes, directors’ duties, professional negligence, injunctions and freezing orders. Clients include governments, foreign banks, listed companies, trustees in bankruptcy, offshore trust companies, high-net-worth individuals and high-profile entrepreneurs. Sue Thackeray is recommended for her expertise in commercial litigation, international civil fraud proceedings, regulatory matters, as well as bribery, corruption and cyber fraud. Richard Foss heads the team.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Kingsley Napley LLP's cross-practice team specialises in the full spectrum of criminal, regulatory and civil contentious matters across the banking arena. It acts in claims against banks, financial advisers and other investment bodies, and has particular experience in investor and mis-selling claims, fraud-related disputes and fraudulent misrepresentation. Richard Foss leads the dispute resolution practice, of which Sue Thackeray, William Christopher, Ryan Mowat and Fiona Simpson are key members.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Kingsley Napley LLP has expertise in areas such as civil fraud, professional negligence, insolvency, banking and trusts, and its commercial litigation clients include listed companies, professional football clubs, government agencies, as well as trustees in bankruptcy, offshore trust companies, Middle Eastern banks and Formula 1 companies. The firm also advises high-net-worth individuals and high-profile entrepreneurs. Richard Foss leads the dispute resolution practice, which also fields Ryan Mowat, Sue Thackeray, William Christopher and Fiona Simpson. Mary Young was recently made partner.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

Kingsley Napley LLP's sports team acts for football and Formula 1 clients, handling a high volume of disputes, often involving alleged breach of contract, and privacy related matters, in addition to advising in safeguarding cases. More broadly the team has expertise on commercial contracts and immigration in relation to player transfers, recently advising a sporting league on how work permits will change if the UK leaves the EU. Practice head Sue Thackeray specialises in dispute resolution and represents a number of high profile F1 drivers in a full-service capacity.

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    Undoubtedly, the most eagerly awaited provision contained in the most recent Companies Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) implementation in October 2008 was that in relation to financial assistance. One of the overall aims of the 2006 Act was to significantly reduce the administrative burdens involved with running a company. To what extent have the changes to the financial assistance regime eased the regulatory burdens on directors and the workload of their lawyers?
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