Adam Chapman > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Kingsley Napley LLP

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Work Department

Public law.


Recognised as a “leader in his field”, Adam’s areas of expertise include; judicial review litigation; Human rights law; Public inquiries; Inquests and Information law – GDPR, PECR, FOI and EIRs.

In his judicial review practice he acts for both claimants and defendants with cases arising out of criminal investigations – including challenges to search warrants and arrests – regulatory proceedings and all aspects of policy development and implementation. His experience includes taking cases in the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice.

Adam also has very significant experience in acting for parties involved in public inquiries.

Adam’s data protection work ranges from compliance advice through to advising on responses to information security breaches and appeals against decisions of the ICO.


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


Adam is a member of; The Law Society; The Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA) and The Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA).


Colchester Royal Grammar School; Merton College, Oxford.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

(Hall of Fame)

Adam ChapmanKingsley Napley LLP

Under a team led by Adam Chapman, Kingsley Napley LLP handles market-defining issues in the field of administrative and public law. On the public inquiries front, Sophie Kemp and Emily Carter are retained by senior police officers, religious institutions, utilities regulators, former soldiers and patient safety charities to represent their interests in high-profile investigations. As an indicator of the diverse claimant work handled, political organisations across the spectrum – from The Liberal Democrats to Leave.EU Group – engaged the team on judicial review challenges against national broadcasters concerning election coverage, and the Electoral Commission concerning campaign finance rules. Iain Miller’s regulatory practice is a leading voice in advising and drafting governance and policy regimes for national regulators and government bodies, while also providing litigation support when needed.