Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP
Louise Hodges is the head of the criminal department at Kingsley Napley LLP. She specialises in all fraud and business crime litigation, including investigations and prosecutions by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the National Crime Agency, HM Revenue and Customs, the City of London Police and the Crown Prosecution Service.
Louise is a lead partner in the Kingsley Napley financial services group and internal investigations team. She has a particular interest in cross-border cases representing companies and individuals. Her cases frequently have an international dimension, including involving the US Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission, as well as European prosecutors and regulators, including Consob, BaFin and FINMA. She was part of the team representing Tesco in the deferred prosecution agreement with the SFO.
Louise is a past chair of the Fraud Lawyers Association and former vice chair of the European Criminal Bar Association. She is listed as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2021 and 2022, as a Thought Leader in Business Crime Defence – Corporates 2021 and 2022 and in Thought Leaders: GIR – Investigations 2021 and 2022. She was also named Corporate Investigations Lawyer of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2022.