Member of Personal Injury Bar Association
Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham Law School)
L.L.B (Honours) 2.1
"Leanne has an excellent grasp of the law and her sharp analytical thinking and strong communication skills allow her to deliver a strong performance in court. She fights hard for her clients." Legal 500 2021
Leanne is instructed in all types of personal injury litigation, including matters arising out of road traffic accidents, (including allegations of fraud/low velocity impact as well as credit hire), Employer’s liability claims, and public/occupier’s liability cases. Leanne has extensive experience of dealing with matters of all values and levels of complexity, including a growing multi-track practice.
Leanne has a developing costs practice, with experience in detailed assessments, CCMC's involving high value cost budgets and technical costs arguments under the fixed costs regime.
Leanne has made several successful Section 57 and 44.16 applications for fundamental dishonesty when acting on behalf of Defendants and their insurers:
2020 – During a remote trial with technical issues, Leanne persuaded the Judge to utilise the court’s time to conduct an Early Mutual Evaluation and give a strong indication of fundamental dishonesty. This resulted in the Claimant discontinuing and paying the Defendant’s costs.
2022 – Leanne successfully defended the 3rd Defendant and obtained a finding of fundamental dishonesty against the Claimant. The Claimant was ordered to pay a total of £56,500 in costs.
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