Emily Carter > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Kingsley Napley LLP

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Work Department

Public law, criminal litigation, regulatory and professional discipline.


Emily is a partner within the public law team, specialising in representing clients in investigations, inquisitorial proceedings and information law. Her background within criminal and regulatory proceedings has provided her with a balance of defence and prosecution experience and a particular strength in dealing with complex, large-scale matters. Emily has been involved in a number of high-profile public inquiries and inquests. She has represented clients in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse, Northern Irish Inquiry into Renewable Heat Incentives, Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust public inquiry, Baha Mousa public inquiry and the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes.  She has acted for a number of professional regulators in the healthcare, security and financial sectors. Emily advises in relation to judicial review and statutory appeal proceedings. She advises upon public law remedies across the areas of her work, including inquests, inquiries, misconduct and disciplinary proceedings. She advises individuals and organisations concerning compliance with data protection legislation, as well as the exercise of individual data protection rights and data breaches.


Qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand 1999; Kingsley Napley 2001 to date; qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales 2003.


Constitutional and Administrative Bar Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.


Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (1999 LLB; BA criminology).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

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.