PRESS RELEASE: Kingsley Napley announces five new partners | Law News

Litigation law firm Kingsley Napley LLP is pleased to announce the following internal promotions to partner and new joiner to its partnership with effect from today:

  • Richard Lodge[1] – Clinical Negligence. He specialises in brain and spinal injuries. In addition to conducting his caseload, Richard advises clients post settlement on Local Authority and Health Care Trust funding issues.
  • Jill Lorimer[2] – Criminal Litigation. She is known for her work advising individuals facing investigation by the FCA and SFO. She also advises clients facing the full spectrum of criminal charges and has experience in public law and inquiry work.
  • David Sleight [3]– Criminal Litigation. He has an extensive criminal law background and has significant experience in both general and financial crime matters as well as public law cases where there is a criminal element.  He often acts for individuals in cases with substantial press interest where reputation management forms an important part of his representation. 
  • Julie Matheson[4] – Regulatory & Professional Discipline. Julie is expert in professional disciplinary proceedings, most notably acting for financial regulators such as the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).  She also regularly represents the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the General Dental Council (GDC) and the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).
  • [5]Zoë Sive[6] joins the firm this week as a Private Client partner from Baker & McKenzie LLP. She has considerable experience in complex UK and multi-jurisdictional tax, trust and wealth structuring for high net worth individuals, trustees and financial institutions.  Her remit at Kingsley Napley will be to focus particularly on the firm’s international clients.

In addition, Kingsley Napley has promoted Nicola Hill to practice area leader of the firm’s Regulatory & Professional Discipline practice. She is well known for her recent campaign on legal aid fees for the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association, of which she is President.  Nicola replaces John Harding who returns to the Criminal Litigation practice.

Linda Woolley, Managing Partner of Kingsley Napley, comments, “Congratulations to all our new partners and a special welcome to Zoe. It is particularly pleasing to be growing our partnership across a breadth of practice areas, reflecting both our heritage and other strengths as a firm. We have an exciting new business plan at Kingsley Napley and these new partners are joining an ambitious partnership determined to achieve the expansion goals we have set ourselves.”


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