Mary Young > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Kingsley Napley LLP
20 Bonhill Street

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Mary specialises in civil fraud litigation, often with an international aspect.
Her clients are individuals, small and medium sized companies, trustees and professionals, including insolvency practitioners often acting on ‘once in a lifetime’ pieces of litigation.
Mary has experience in using freezing injunctions and disclosure orders and has acted as a high court appointed supervising solicitor in respect of the execution of search orders.

Mary is widely published in the legal press including in respect of developments relating to crypto-assets, is a contributing author to Lexology’s Getting The Deal Through 2020 – Asset Recovery, and has spoken at various national and international conferences on topics relating to fraud and insolvency.

Mary is a member of the Kingsley Napley Diversity & Inclusion group and the LGBTQ and allies network.


Mary joined Kingsley Napley’s Dispute Resolution team in 2016 and became a partner in 2019.


London Solicitors Litigation Association (committee member), Fraud Lawyers Association, Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

(Next Generation Partners)

Mary YoungKingsley 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 > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Next Generation Partners)

Mary YoungKingsley Napley LLP

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‘.

London > Insurance > Professional negligence

Intelligent, analytical, robust and dedicated‘, Kingsley Napley LLP stands out among clients for its ‘old-school rigour combined with a thoroughly modern emphasis on client care‘. Practice head Ryan Mowat is highly experienced in private wealth disputes concerning trusts and estates, often handling matters with a cross-jurisidictional aspect. Other names to note include Richard Foss, who heads up the wider disputes team; Mary Young, praised for her ‘endlessly imaginative‘ practice; and Jemma Brimblecombe – ‘a tough, forensic litigator with a no-nonsense approach.’