Fiona Simpson > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Kingsley Napley LLP Offices
20 Bonhill Street
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Fiona specialises in civil fraud litigation, advising clients bringing or defending civil fraud proceedings, often involving injunctions and often with an international dimension. Fiona regularly advises on freezing orders and asset tracing.
Fiona regularly advises directors, shareholders and companies involved in breach of duty disputes or unfair prejudice petitions. She also advises clients in commercial dispute resolution matters including breaches of contract, partnership disputes and professional negligence. Fiona has acted on many cases involving jurisdiction matters where a party is domiciled outside England and Wales and/or where the subject matter of a claim involves other jurisdictions.
She has been appointed by the High Court to act as a Supervising Solicitor in relation to the execution of Search Orders.
Fiona was a contributing author to Lexology’s Getting The Deal Through 2020 – Asset Recovery.
Partner Kingsley Napley LLP 2014 to date.
Fraud Lawyers Association, Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association, London Solicitors Litigation Association
‘One of the best mid-market commercial litigation firms in London‘, Kingsley Napley LLP routinely represents foreign governments, professional football clubs, casino operators, listed companies, banks and corporations, as well as offshore trustees and HNW individuals; and the team is increasingly active in cases arising out of large-scale investigations. Commercial litigation specialist Richard Foss leads the dispute resolution department, which features Ryan Mowat, an expert in contentious trusts and estates; the ‘much-in-demand lawyer‘ William Christopher; Sue Thackeray, whose cases often incorporate privacy, data protection and hacking issues; and Fiona Simpson, whose instructions frequently involve offshore jurisdictions, Switzerland and CIS countries. Also integral to the practice, Mary Young acts in claims against professionals, while insolvency litigator Michael Mulligan is ‘a dogged advocate for his clients‘. In March 2023, Melanie Hart, who maintains a broad disputes practice, joined from Ince Gordon Dadds, while Laurence Clarke is ‘a standout senior associate‘.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Public sector > Administrative and public law
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Employment > Immigration
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- Employment > Senior executives
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Dispute resolution > Costs lawyers
- Private client > Court of protection
- Private client > Family
- Private client > Family: mediation
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Employment > Health and safety
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Real estate > Residential property
- Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant
- Public sector > Education: individuals
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Employment > Employers
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: Smaller Deals, £10m-£100m
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity