Stephen Parkinson > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Kingsley Napley LLP

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Work Department

Criminal litigation; regulatory and professional discipline.


Stephen is the Senior Partner of Kingsley Napley. He is a white collar crime specialist and a highly experienced and versatile litigator – acting for senior / HNW individuals and corporates. His previous client list has included numerous individuals at the top of their fields, whether in business or politics. Advice to individuals at the highest level in companies (chairs, board directors and high level executives) has become the main part of his practice in recent years and he has become very well-known and recommended at this level. He is known for his strategic approach and has a deep understanding of the prosecution process and is well connected having been the Deputy Head of the Attorney General’s Office in a former role. He is regularly approached by the media for authoritative comment.


Qualified 2005; legal adviser to Companies Investigation, Branches 1992-97; head of chancery group, Treasury Solicitors Department 1997-99; deputy head Attorney General’s Office 1999-2003; partner Kingsley Napley 2005; head of criminal department Kingsley Napley 2006. Publications include: ‘Disclosure in Criminal Proceedings’ (2009), co-written with David Corker; ‘Blackstone’s Criminal Practice’ 2015.


Chippenham School; University College London.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)

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Stephen ParkinsonKingsley Napley LLP

With a host of recognised leading individuals,  Kingsley Napley LLP  handles a wide range of cross-border cases involving everything from bribery and corruption, tax and false accounting claims, through to allegations of insider dealing and money laundering. The firm continues to see an uptick in instructions relating to Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), asset forfeiture orders and account freezing orders. Co-head of team Louise Hodges is ‘a real leader in this field‘ and specialises in financial crime, FCA regulatory investigations and fraud. The ‘quick and energetic‘ Jonathan Grimes is experienced in the banking sector and often acts for clients in regulatory investigations. Caroline Day focuses on cartel activity and anti-competitive behaviour and handles interviews with the CMA. Nicola Finnerty advises individuals and corporates in cases brought by the SFO and NCA, among others. Highly experienced litigator Stephen Parkinson is also recommended.