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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

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

β€˜Always taken seriously by the very big players’, Kingsley Napley LLP’s β€˜litigators are very well prepared and research cases in order to put their clients in the best position.’ The conflict-free practice regularly acts on behalf of both individuals and corporate entities in claims against banks, financial advisers and other investment bodies for negligence and breach of contract; the team has particular experience in investor and mis-selling claims, fraud-related disputes and misrepresentations. Representative experience includes advising on disputes involving banking instruments and facilities, and a range of complex financial products, including guarantees, letters of credit, loan agreements and facilities, derivatives, interest rate swaps and other CDOs; the group also advises on corporate investigations. Richard Foss β€˜gives excellent client care and is very proactive, creative and easy to work with’; Fiona Simpson is β€˜very measured in her approach and an extremely safe pair of hands’; and Gerard Cukier is also highly rated. Sue Thackeray, Howard Kennedy LLP’s former commercial litigation head, joined the firm; Thackeray is β€˜a commercially astute, star litigator, who is very focused on clients’ needs’.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Kingsley Napley LLP recently hired Howard Kennedy LLP’s former commercial litigation head, Sue Thackeray. The practice is best known for acting for entrepreneurs and business individuals, but is increasingly instructed by corporate clients to handle complex litigation. Richard Foss is practice area leader; Ryan Mowat β€˜stays one step ahead of the other side’; Fiona Simpson β€˜thinks things through very carefully’; and William Christopher is β€˜extremely quick, decisive and sensible’. Gerard Cukier is also highly rated.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

Kingsley Napley LLP’s β€˜energetic and fearless approach means it is never afraid of the fight no matter how long or difficult it is’. Charlotte Harris, who is β€˜a leading light in the field and one of the best of her generation’ and β€˜a clever and subtle operator with an excellent knowledge of the field’, and Gerard Cukier, who is β€˜an incredibly wise and experienced individual, who is honourable, reliable and trustworthy’, jointly head the team. In a recent highlight, Harris acted for Katie Hopkins in a defamation claim brought against her by food blogger Jack Monroe relating to alleged defamatory tweets. Other key practitioners include Ryan Mowat, who regularly acts for clients in the media, sport and entertainment sectors, and Sue Thackeray, who joined from Howard Kennedy LLP.

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