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Jonathan Grimes

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Kingsley Napley LLP

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Criminal litigation.


Jonathan is a partner in the criminal litigation team. He represents both individuals and corporate clients in the areas of general crime, business crime, and health and safety. As well as criminal litigation, he has experience of inquests, public inquiries and international criminal law.


Trained Claude Hornby and Cox; qualified 2002; partner Kingsley Napley 2009.


The Law Society; London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association; Health and Safety Lawyer’s Association.


King’s School, Canterbury; Leeds University (1993 2(1)); College of Law (2000 CPE commendation; LPC distinction).

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

One of the leading firms in this areaKingsley Napley LLP has ‘a team of highly experienced fraud lawyers who understand how to best represent clients’ interests’. The firm is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional cases of bribery and corruption, tax fraud, false accounting, commodities and currency frauds, benchmark manipulation, financial services litigation and financial sanctions breaches. ‘First choice for traders and City individuals under investigationLouise Hodges heads the team. Jonathan Grimes is ‘realistic, determined, sharp, likeable and accurate’. Stephen Parkinson has ‘a stellar reputation as one of the UK’s pre-eminent practitioners for defending individuals’, he was promoted to senior partner. Johanna Walsh and Rebecca Niblock were promoted to partner. Nicola Finnerty, who is ‘one of the great lawyers of her generation’, joined the firm as partner. Joanne Stephens as senior associate. Jill Lorimer is ‘a very hard-working and approachable solicitor’. Jo Rickards left the firm for Mishcon de Reya LLP and Eve Giles left for Allen & Overy LLP.

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London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Jonathan Grimes leads the 'excellent' team at Kingsley Napley LLP, which 'has real expertise defending individuals and directors charged with health and safety offences' and is increasingly acting for corporate clients. Criminal lawyer Grimes receives praise for his 'great attention to detail and extremely savvy approach'; he regularly acts for clients in police and HSE investigations, inquests and in the criminal courts. Melinka Berridge is also a name to note; she is a member of the firm's regulatory team and acts for clients in the leisure and hospitality sectors.

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