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Fiona Simpson

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Work 020 7814 1249
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Kingsley Napley LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Fiona specialises in civil fraud litigation advising companies, financial institutions and private individuals to bring or to defend civil fraud proceedings, often with an international dimension, and advising on freezing orders and asset tracing. Fiona also advises clients in commercial dispute resolution matters including breach of contract, partnership disputes, shareholder disputes and professional negligence. Fiona is a member of the firm’s internal investigations team.

Career

Partner Kingsley Napley LLP 2014 to date.

Member

Female Fraud Forum; Association of Women Solicitors; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA).


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Kingsley Napley LLP deals with international disputes including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, deceit, bribery and corruption. The firm successfully defended Crockfords which operates Genting Casinos, against a claim by professional poker player Phil Ivey in which it refused to pay out winnings to him on the basis he had commited fraud against the casino by using a gambling technique called ‘edge sorting’. This case was worth £7.8m and the final judgment was handed down by the Supreme Court in October 2017. Practice head Richard Foss is ‘an extremely able, versatile, and experienced partner with excellent analytical skills and very fine judgement’. Sue Thackeray  ‘doesn’t miss a trick and is extremely effective at seeing how to obtain the best solution’. William Christopher and Fiona Simpson are also recommended.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Kingsley Napley LLP's 'user-friendly, capable practice' is best known for acting for entrepreneurs and successful individuals in business, but increasingly the team acts for corporate clients in major litigation. The team defended Glasgow's Rangers Football Club in long-running litigation with Sports Direct and its owner Mike Ashley (and other Sports Direct companies); the dispute involved allegations of breaches of confidential information. Richard Foss  is department head; Ryan Mowat is 'one of the best all-round litigators currently in practice'; William Christopher is 'sensible, clever and responsive'; and Gerard Cukier 'instils great confidence'. Fiona Simpson and Sue Thackeray are also highly rated. Mary Young is a key senior associate and associate Kate Salter  is 'a star of the future'.

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