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Kingsley Napley was founded in 1937 by Sidney Kingsley and David Napley. Napley was one of the leading criminal solicitors of his generation and helped make a star of George Carmen QC, who he spotted at the Old Bailey and worked closely with for many years. Napley had many famous clients, including Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe, who he and Carmen got acquitted of charges of conspiracy and incitement to murder. The firm, therefore, has long had a reputation for

Kingsley Napley was founded in 1937 by Sidney Kingsley and David Napley. Napley was one of the leading criminal solicitors of his generation and helped make a star of George Carmen QC, who he spotted at the Old Bailey and worked closely with for many years.

Napley had many famous clients, including Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe, who he and Carmen got acquitted of charges of conspiracy and incitement to murder. The firm, therefore, has long had a reputation for high-end criminal defence work, which endures to this day. One notable figure of more recent times, for example, is former partner Angus McBride. McBride defended News UK chief Rebekah Brooks in the phone-hacking trial (afterwards, he left KN and joined the company) and he counted John Terry, Kate and Gerry McCann and Chris Langham among other famous clients.