Call date: 1988
Areas of Practice
Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
LLB (Hons) University of Reading
Experience & Expertise
Leslie specialises in the law on Employment, Discrimination and Equality, Inquests and Personal Injury. She has extensive experience in high value discrimination claims, as well as high profile whistleblowing cases in a number of sectors including the NHS, local authorities and academia. She also represents private organisations and individuals.
Leslie has successfully acted for various unions in cases ranging from holiday pay and social media to claims made on behalf of employees under TUPE.
She has enormous experience in coronial law and her inquest practice includes acting on behalf of NHS Trusts where she represents hospital staff but she also acts on behalf of families and recently obtained a neglect verdict for a family which resulted in a large award of damages. The following week she attended an inquest on behalf of an NHS Trust and avoided a neglect verdict for the hospital.
Leslie also represents both claimants and defendants in a full range of personal injury work. She has experience in fast track and multi- track trials, disposal hearings advising on liability and quantum and settling pleadings.
Current & Recent Work
Craig Boyle & Others v NMC & Others: acting for nine successful claimants in a TUPE claim following transfer which included defences from the six respondents of fragmentation.
Marta Costa v ICIUK Legal Limited: acting for successful claimant in claims of automatic unfair dismissal, breach of contract, unpaid wages and failure to supply written terms and conditions.
Lai v Skyline: acting for successful claimant in a case concerning immigration and unfair dismissal.
Nolan v Breyer Group: succeeded in a claim against the respondent in a contractual claim following a TUPE transfer.
Arthur v London Borough of Camden: represented London Borough of Camden and succeeded in defending a claim of indirect discrimination.
Brockington v Arkell: acting on behalf of the respondent in claims of unfair dismissal, automatic unfair dismissal, TUPE, sex discrimination. All claims dismissed except for the claim of sex discrimination for which a small award was made.
Marsh v Kent and Medway NHS AND Social Care Partnership Trust: succeeded in defending claims of disability discrimination and unfair dismissal on behalf of the NHS Trust in a high profile case.
Hilton v Oxford Tutorial College: instructed by successful respondent in claims of unfair and wrongful dismissal.
Baillie &Gillard v Inex: succeeded on behalf of the claimants in holiday pay claims against a construction firm.
Jordan &Others v Facilities Services Group Ltd: Represented two successful claimants in claims of unfair dismissal relating to social media.
Hawken v Central Bedfordshire Council: succeeded in defending a claim of unfair dismissal on behalf of the Council.
Represented family of DL and obtained a narrative verdict.
Represented AM deceased and obtained a neglect verdict which resulted in an admission of liability and a substantial award of damages.
Instructed by London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and avoided a neglect verdict which had been requested by the family of the deceased.
Represented the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust at an inquest which took place over several days.
Attendance at various county courts instructed by either the claimant or the defendant in fast track and multi track trials, CCMC and directions hearings and disposal hearings.
- Employment Law Bar Association
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Personal Injury Bar Association