Richard Foss > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Kingsley Napley LLP

Living Wage

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Richard has wide ranging expertise and specialisms and advises on contractual disputes, directors’ duties, civil fraud, insolvency, professional negligence, injunctions and financial services disputes. He acts for organisations in a variety of commercial disputes and also advises private individuals and entrepreneurs. Richard has particular expertise acting for and advising directors and management teams in relation to civil litigation.

Richard has been appointed by the High Court to act as a Supervising Solicitor in relation to the execution of Search Orders.


Trained Norton Rose; qualified 1991; Kingsley Napley 1995 to date; partner 1999; head of department 2013.


City of London Law Society Litigation Sub-Committee and the Committee of the Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA); Law Society; London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA); Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA)


Sevenoaks School, Kent; Kingston Polytechnic (1988 LLB 2(1)); College of Law, Guildford (1989).


Football, golf, cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Leading individuals)

Richard FossKingsley Napley LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP ‘has strength in depth, with very good collaboration between departments in cases that straddle different legal disciplines‘. The practice consistently attracts big-ticket, complex litigation, with clients benefiting from its in-house capability in relation to criminal law, regulatory issues, and media and reputation management. The firm also fields experts in related areas such as civil fraud, professional negligence, insolvency, banking and trusts. With over 25 years’ experience, Richard Foss leads the dispute resolution practice, and has particular expertise in financial services and banking disputes. The team further showcases commercial litigation specialists Ryan Mowat, Sue Thackeray, William Christopher and Fiona Simpson. Mary Young was made partner.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Kingsley Napley LLP specialises in litigation and investigations involving civil fraud and white-collar crime, including cross-border cases. Richard Foss, who leads the dispute resolution practice, has particular expertise in financial services and banking disputes, often involving civil fraud. Sue Thackeray specialises in civil fraud, including complex cross-border cases involving parallel criminal or regulatory proceedings. William Christopher focuses on commercial litigation, including civil fraud claims.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

The ‘lean and efficient‘ banking litigation team at Kingsley Napley LLP acts for individuals and corporate entities making claims against banks, financial advisers and other investment bodies. The group has particular expertise in investor and misselling claims and fraudulent misrepresentation litigation. Practice head Richard Foss has a breadth of experience in misselling claims,  while Sue Thackeray specialises in multi-jurisdictional matters, often involving criminal, restraint or regulatory proceedings. Civil fraud and asset recover expert William Christopher ‘has great strategic instincts‘ while Jemma Brimblecombe  is ‘excellent’.