Julie Matheson > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Kingsley Napley LLP

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Regulatory and professional discipline.


Julie is a partner in the Regulatory Team. She has a breadth of experience in both prosecuting and defending professionals across all sectors, but now specialises in advising regulated individuals and firms in the financial and built environment sectors. She has particular expertise in acting on behalf of accountants and accountancy firms in high-profile proceedings brought by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA; and on behalf of surveyors in proceedings brought by RICS. She regularly advises senior public sector finance officers on their statutory roles and on challenges brought in respect of them. She also advises the FCA in relation to lessons learned reviews, for example the Davis Inquiry and the Connaught review, and the IFoA in relation to cases brought under its Disciplinary Scheme.


Julie completed her training at Shepherd & Wedderburn in Scotland, where she was promoted to Associate in 2008. She moved to Kingsley Napley in 2010, where she became a partner in 2014.


Julie is the Deputy Chairperson of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s Appeals Committee. She is also a member of the Association of Regulation and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL) and the Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

Kingsley Napley LLP‘s ‘professional discipline practice translates complex legal matters into simple, productive English‘. It covers the education, healthcare, finance, and professional and legal service sectors. Clients benefit from the group’s ability to work with members of the firm’s highly rated criminal, dispute resolution and public law departments. Nicola Hill, who heads up the regulatory team, advises many of the statutory healthcare, professional services and educational sector regulators. Iain Miller‘s clients include some of the largest law firms in the world, as well as almost all the legal service regulators in England and Wales. Melinka Berridge is the firm’s lead partner for a number of the team’s regulatory clients. Also recommended is Julie Norris, who advises professionals and corporations in the legal, financial, professional and health sectors. Other key names to note are Julie Matheson, who leads the team’s financial regulatory practice, and Sarah Harris, who acts on behalf of a large number of healthcare regulators. Barrister Hannah Eales and Shannett Thompson are notable senior associates.