Leanne is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Litigation Department based in our Manchester office. Leanne qualified in 2002 as a Solicitor with a well know Manchester firm where she quickly progressed to Partner level.
Leanne has also had experience working in-house for a one of the country’s largest independent accident repair centres where she was responsible for running the legal and compliance department. This has given Leanne a valuable insight into the legal process from the clients’ view point.
Throughout her career Leanne has advised and acted on a range of Civil and Commercial Litigation actions ranging from high value and complex Bankruptcies and Insolvencies, asset protection and recovery both within the jurisdiction and internationally, to Professional Negligence claims, Construction disputes, Contentious Probate Actions and Property Litigation.
Notable cases that Leanne has advised upon are:
- Acting on behalf of a direct Alarm Sales Company with a multi million pound turnover defending both a Trading Standards prosecution and a Winding up Petition issued by the Secretary of State on Public Interest grounds.
- Acting in the High Court and successfully defending an appeal to the Court of Appeal for a tenant in a “tied lease” with a Landlord who was seeking to obtain all discounts on purchases of alcohol made by the Tenant. The discounts over the term of the Lease were in excess of £1million.
- Acting in a claim under the Inheritance (provision for families and dependants) Act 1973 and advising upon the use of a Constructive Trust as an alternative claim. Successfully recovering the main asset in the estate for the Claimant.
Areas of law
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Director and Shareholder Disputes