Louise is a partner at Kingsley Napley. She specialises in all fraud and business crime litigation, including investigations and prosecutions by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as well as other agencies. Louise is an expert in her field, having developed an excellent reputation for involvement in FSA investigations for a number of clients accused of involvement in insider dealing and market misconduct. Her cases frequently have an international dimension, and she has acted in a large number of cases involving international mutual legal assistance (MLA) requests. She advises in cases involving restraint, asset seizure or confiscation proceedings. She also advises corporates and individuals on procedures and challenges to arrest and search and seizure.
Louise is a regular speaker on criminal and regulatory investigations. She is also active in advising and commenting on national criminal justice proposals and policy.
Louise has a particular interest in Europe and is currently the Vice Chair of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA). She has given evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union and invited to attend various expert meetings at the European Parliament, Commission and Council in Brussels. Louise has drafted a number of responses on behalf of the ECBA and the Law Society on proposed legislation such as the European Investigation Order (EIO), European Evidence Warrant (EEW), best practice in antitrust proceedings, conflicts of jurisdiction and ne bis in idem (double jeopardy), confiscation, the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and criminal sanctions in environmental law.
EducationUniversity of Oxford, College of Law