Sarah Harris > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Sarah is a Partner in the Regulatory team, having gained over 10 years’ experience investigating and presenting high profile and complex fitness to practise cases before a wealth of regulatory bodies. Sarah’s attention is focused on harnessing her FTP and regulatory expertise to assist regulators in a more holistic review of their legal processes, policies and systems.
Sarah has a particular interest in health regulation, working closely with regulators in this sector to design and implement regulatory frameworks that meet their needs. Her work involves helping established regulators to identify where things are being done well, and where improvements can be made as well as guiding start-up regulators to implement best practice from the outset of their operations.
A Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (British Quality Foundation), her unique ability to combine legal advice and process review has been called upon by a number of her clients. In particular Sarah has a keen interest in legal technology, and how it can be harnessed to assist her regulatory clients. She has recently collaborated with leading legal tech innovator Zylpha to develop an innovative new document bundling toolset.
Sarah has a particular interest in the Tech field, and in particular how regulators in the UK ensure public protection at the same time as encouraging innovation and the use of machine learning and automation.
Sarah has been recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” by Legal 500 (2021).
Sarah joined Kingsley Napley in 2010 from the Criminal Bar, having had a broad and varied criminal practise. In 2018 Sarah made partner within the Regulatory team at Kingsley Napley.
University of Nottingham (2005 BSC Hons)
Based in Washington DC, Williams & Connolly LLP‘s litigation-focused team represent clients in a broad array of disputes and civil and criminal investigations brought by the DOJ, CFPB, FDIC and the Federal Reserve, among other industry regulators. John Villa is well-regarded for his track record of defending law firms in legal malpractice cases, which is complemented by his expertise in securities litigation. ‘Outstanding attorney and strategic thinker’ Ryan Scarborough is a key contact for community bank directors and officers involved in FDIC claims arising from the financial crash; he is also well known for representing large financial institutions in enforcement proceedings. Dane Butswinkas has defended financial institutions in cases ranging from financial product litigation to hedge fund activity to bond and mortgage market cases. Junior partner Beth Stewart specializes in securities litigation and enforcement actions, and is also has experience in professional liability suits. Partners Lisa Blatt and Sarah Harris joined the firm in January 2019 from Arnold & Porter and the Department of Justice, respectively.
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.
- Next Generation Partners - London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- Professional discipline - London > Dispute resolution
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- Public sector > Administrative and public law
- Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- Employment > Senior executives
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Private client > Family
- Private client > Family: mediation
- Private client > Court of protection
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Employment > Health and safety
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Real estate > Residential property
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Employment > Employers
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Employment > Immigration