Kingsley Napley LLP is an internationally recognised full-service law firm with a market-leading financial crime practice. We offer a wide range of legal services and expertise meaning we can provide support for our clients in all areas of their business and private life. Acting for private clients, entrepreneurs, business owners and investors, nationally and internationally, we are known for combining creative solutions with legal excellence and commercial pragmatism as well as its integrity and experience in dealing with complex, often high-profile matters. Our practice areas are highly ranked by the legal directories along with many of our lawyers who are leaders of their field.

We have one of the largest criminal litigation practices in the UK and the UK’s anti-money laundering regime is one of the toughest in the world. Clients benefit for our multidisciplinary and cross practice approach with us always looking to protect our client’s best interests. We are known for our work on high profile and complex cases and for our ability to provide specialised and discrete advice. We pride ourselves on providing practical commercial advice and are experts in advising both organisations and individuals who find themselves caught in the fight against financial crime. From those accused of perpetrating “high-end” money laundering, to those suspected of facilitating it further along the laundering process, whether payments are electronic or cash-based or whether parties are knowingly or unwittingly involved, we can assist.

Contact the team 

If you require independent legal advice, our colleagues at Kingsley Napley would be pleased to assist you in this regard. Please find their contact details below.

Nicola Finnerty

Nicola is a Partner in our criminal litigation team and a leading expert in white collar and business crime, proceeds of crime & asset forfeiture. Over the last 25 years she has been involved in many of the most high-profile, complex criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions, both in the UK and in matters which span multiple jurisdictions. Her expertise includes money laundering, fraud & bribery and corruption along with being regularly consulted by individuals and institutions in the regulated sector in respect of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. Nicola represents high net worth individuals, multi nation corporate clients, financial institutions and professional firms in investigations and proceedings brought by UK enforcement agencies. She is Kingsley Napley’s deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Alun Milford

Alun is a Partner in our criminal litigation team and specialises in serious and complex financial crime, proceeds of crime litigation and corporate investigations. He has advised a number of clients under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency and the police on a wide range of financial crime and proceeds of crime related matters. Alun joined Kingsley Napley having over 26 years’ experience in the public sector as a government lawyer and public prosecutor. He has worked in a wide variety of roles including General Counsel at the Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Services’ Head of Organised Crime, its Head of Proceeds of Crime and Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office’s Head of Asset Forfeiture Division.

Sophie Wood

Sophie is a Senior Associate (Barrister) in our criminal litigation team with extensive experience in advising corporate and individual clients involved in a wide range of internal, criminal & regulatory investigations. Sophie has worked on large scale and complex cases of serious fraud and money laundering brought by various investigatory bodies including the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, HMRC and the US Department of Justice. A number of these matters have had multi-jurisdictional aspects encompassing requests for Mutual Legal Assistance, INTERPOL Red Notices and extradition. Sophie has particular expertise in advising on Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 matters, from acting for individuals in confiscation proceedings to advising on
challenges to the confiscation regime in appeals to the Supreme Court.