Leonard has a busy and diverse practice and has over ten years’ experience as a qualified lawyer. He appears in courts and tribunals daily and is a highly skilled and effective trial advocate.
In addition to public Law and personal Injury, Leonard is frequently instructed in regulatory matters and public inquiries. He is also developing a commercial practice.
Prior to joining chambers Leonard defended high profile criminal and regulatory cases and also worked for the Government Legal Department as both a litigator and an inhouse advocate.
Leonard has significant public law experience and is regularly instructed in judicial review claims. He has been nominated by the Attorney General to represent the government in the High Court and to advise in public law matters. Leonard is also happy to provide training to professional and lay clients.
Examples of cases:
Immigration / Nationality
Leonard is regularly instructed in regulatory and disciplinary matters and has a growing practice in this area.
Medical / Healthcare
Other Regulatory & Disciplinary experience
Leonard has extensive public inquiry experience and is frequently instructed in such matters.
To date, Leonard has been instructed in:
Leonard acts for both Claimants and Defendants in RTA, employer’s liability, and public liability claims. He also advises in claims involving data breaches and where there is a human rights dimension.
Examples of cases:
• Advised and drafted defence in claim for damages following alleged breach of right to have personal data erased (Article 17 GDPR)
• Advised and represented on common law duty of a statutory undertaker.
• Advised and represented defendant insurer, where staged accident alleged.
• Advised and represented a doctor accused of fundamental dishonesty.
• Advised and represented in a public liability claim where the defendant was a under statutory duty to preserve the ‘natural aspect and state’ of the ‘premises’.
Leonard accepts instructions in commercial matters and is pragmatic and conscientious in his advice. Having studied Business Management prior to law, he has a good understanding of the needs of businesses.
If you would like to instruct Leonard Wigg or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by Chief Executive/Director of Clerking, Paul Cray. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Attorney General’s Junior-Junior Scheme
LLM (Public International Law) – University of London (Queen Mary / UCL) 2023
LLB (Hons) – Oxford Brookes 2008
BA (Hons) – Oxford Brookes 2006
Solicitor (2011- 2020)
Leonard is an avid guitarist and enjoys writing and playing music.