Kingsley Napley LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicola Finnerty as a new partner in its Criminal Litigation team.
Nicola is a leading criminal defence expert in both business and general crime. She has experience of fraud and corruption matters, tax, insider dealing, financial compliance, money laundering, asset seizure and confiscation cases, through to sexual offence cases, drugs, murder and offensive weapon crimes. She also advises on matters relating to mutual legal assistance, extradition and European Arrest Warrants as well as representing individuals and families in public inquiries and inquests.
Nicola has acted for many high-profile individuals who have needed advice on criminal matters. She has also represented corporate clients, financial institutions and professional firms in investigations and proceedings brought by the SFO, CPS, FCA, HMRC and other prosecuting bodies. She is routinely instructed in judicial review and appeal cases.
Nicola was previously a partner at Corker Binning for 13+ years (2000-2014) and started her career at Peters & Peters (1992-2000). In 2014 she took a career break during which time she was appointed by the Secretary of State for Justice to the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Pentonville and by the Lord Chancellor as a Magistrate.
Louise Hodges, Head of the Criminal Litigation team at Kingsley Napley, comments: “I am delighted to welcome Nicola. She is a highly respected and experienced criminal defence practitioner and will be an excellent fit for our practice. She is joining at a time when we are extremely busy across the range of our business so her versatility to assist clients on both corporate and general crime matters will be invaluable.”
Well-known cases Nicola has worked on in the past include defending Anne Darwin, in the “missing canoeist” fraud case, Achilleas Kallakis in the SFO prosecution in respect of Allied Irish Bank and HBOS, and acting for a director of Madoff Securities International Ltd. She also advised clients in relation to the LIBOR investigation in the US and UK and acted for a defendant in the insider dealing prosecution, Operation Tabernula.
30 April 2018