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“Thank you for all your hard work in this case.”
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“As you can imagine I have been on cloud nine since last week and have had congratulations from people from all over the place, so many thanks for your representation last week…….. you did an epic job.”
Leslie completed her pupillage at a leading commercial set, focussing on employment law, attending employment tribunals whilst still a pupil and acting for several Pro Bono clients. She specialises in all aspects of employment law in the ET, the county Court and the High Court.
In addition to private organisations and individuals, she is instructed by NHS Trusts and Borough Councils both in London and outside. She also specialises in inquests and personal injuries and is a Direct Access barrister listed by the Bar Council.
Leslie specialises in the law on employment, including equality, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, holiday pay, worker status, breach of contract, restraint of trade and TUPE. She has succeeded in many high value claims, acting on behalf of Claimants but in addition has successfully defended many cases on behalf of Respondents , including private organisations, NHS Trusts and Borough Councils. She is also instructed on large union backed cases. She recently succeeded in a TUPE claim obtaining in excess of £100k for the Claimants and another TUPE claim obtained £72k in compensation. She currently has a discrimination case where the Claimant has a claim in excess of £300k but also represents Claimants who have smaller claims against Respondents .Leslie also drafts documents and advises on employment issues including advising and attending some internal disciplinary proceedings for various organisations.
SM v Wilson Barca & Ors
Successfully represented the Claimant in multiple claims of harassment related to age and sex
Soil Instruments Ltd V Mr King Mason
Committal application in the High Court QBD, instructed on behalf of Mr King Mason . Application for committal was unsuccessful and Mr King Mason ordered to pay a small percentage of the costs.
AA v Asda Ltd
Succeeded in claims of harassment related to disability
Ms Wysocka v DWHA Ltd
Succeeded in defending claims of sex and race discrimination.
Costa v ICIUK Legal
Succeeded in a claim of unfair dismissal
Witts v Worcs County Council
Succeeded in a claim of unfair dismissal in a case remitted from the EAT
Boyle & Ors v NMC PLC & Ors
Represented 8 Claimants and succeeded in TUPE fragmentation case. Remedies in excess of £100k
Mr Foster v Eve Taylor (London) Ltd
Successfully represented the Respondent in defending a claim by a self-employed person who claimed that he had worker status
Mr Yucetas v Ersan &Co Solicitors Ltd
Successfully represented the Claimant in a contract claim
Nolan v Breyer Group
Succeeded in a claim against the Respondent in a contractual matter following a TUPE transfer
Lai v Skyline
Succeeded in a claim of unfair dismissal/immigration
Marsh v Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust –
Succeeded in defending claims of disability discrimination and unfair dismissal
Public & regulatory
Leslie has specialised in inquests since her pupilage, when she frequently attended the Coroner’s court. She has been led in several reported cases, including in the Court of Appeal and has acquired expertise in this area. She acts for organisations including NHS Trusts but has also represented families.
Represented the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Represented London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
Represented AM deceased and obtained a neglect verdict which led to a large sum of compensation for the family.
Represented DL deceased