Sue Thackeray > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Kingsley Napley LLP
20 Bonhill Street

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Sue has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial litigation for claimants and defendants, with particular expertise in:

• Civil fraud involving complex, multi-jurisdictional international commercial litigation (often where criminal, restraint or regulatory proceedings co-exist) including bribery and corruption, collective investment schemes, Ponzi and advance fee fraud schemes.
• Pre-emptive relief including freezing injunctions, search orders, restraint orders, civil recovery orders.
• Breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust (including tracing claims), insolvency litigation, directors’ duties and directors’ disqualification.
• Sport related matters including contractual representation and dispute resolution, disciplinary and regulatory matters and IP rights enforcement.
• Reputation management and defamation.


Russell Jones & Walker (now Slater and Gordon) – 1982 – 2007
Howard Kennedy – Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation – 2007 – 2016
Kingsley Napley – Partner – 2016 – Current


Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers Association
The London Solicitors Litigation Association
The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Lawyers
The Female Fraud Forum


College of Law, London

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

(Hall of Fame)

Sue ThackerayKingsley Napley LLP

Acclaimed for its representation of foreign governments, corporates, offshore trustees, banks and office holders, Kingsley Napley LLP demonstrates a tenacity for cross-border civil fraud disputes, in addition to related asset tracing and recovery. Richard Foss, who leads the practice, is an expert in fraudulent misrepresentation and financial product claims, whereas Sue Thackeray  is a standout name for cases with privacy, data protection and hacking components. Elsewhere, Mary Young notably co-chairs the firm’s crypto-asset group.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management

The reputation management and media litigation practice at Kingsley Napley LLP represents an number of prominent HNWIs and multi-national corporations. Sue Thackeray acts for major sports and entertainment stars on crisis management issues, as well as on extortion and blackmail claims. Helen Morris is experienced in acting for claimants and defendants in defamation, privacy and harassment claims. Former practice head Charlotte Harris left to join Brown Rudnick LLP in June 2023.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

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 lawyerWilliam ChristopherSue 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‘.