Specialist litigation firm Kingsley Napley has appointed Fiona Simpson, an expert in civil fraud litigation, partner in its dispute resolution practice.

Fiona joins Kingsley Napley from Withers LLP bringing with her a wealth of experience acting on civil and criminal fraud cases including acting for a UK company, its directors and shareholders defending allegations of advance fee fraud, defending a high-profile individual facing multiple directors’ disqualification proceedings, defending an individual and a firm in civil fraud proceedings relating to unauthorised payment of monies held in escrow, and obtaining a freezing order against a firm of accountants and one of its directors who had removed monies from a number of clients’ trust accounts.

Linda Woolley, managing partner at Kingsley Napley, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Fiona to the partnership. Her addition to the team will strengthen and enhance our fraud offering to clients. She and the rest of the civil fraud team will work alongside our criminal litigation specialists to advise both defendants and claimants on all aspects of fraud cases.’