Leonard Wigg

Leonard Wigg

  • Called in 2017

Leonard has been a practising lawyer for nearly 10 years and has a busy and diverse practice. He appears in court daily, acting for both Claimants and Defendants in trials, interim applications, and stage 3 hearings.

As a member of the Attorney General’s Junior-Junior scheme, Leonard drafts statements of case, witness statements and assists with disclosure exercises for a range of government departments including: the Ministry of Defence, Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office, and the Home Office.

Prior to Chambers, Leonard was an in-house advocate at the Government Legal Department where he represented the government in the Upper Tribunal and High Court. He specialised in judicial review, particularly unlawful detention, human trafficking, asylum, and human rights claims; and he continues to be regularly instructed in these types of claim.

Personal Injury

Leonard is developing a busy personal injury practice. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants and has experience in a wide variety of different types of injury. He can provide written advice, draft statements of case and schedules.

Leonard is particularly interested in personal injury claims relating to prisons and the military.

Credit Hire

Leonard is frequently instructed in credit hire matters by both Claimants and Defendants. He is familiar with all arguments including enforceability, need, impecuniosity, period and rate.

Public Inquiries

Leonard is currently instructed in the Brook House Public Inquiry and prior to joining Chambers worked on the Grenfell Public Inquiry.

Regulatory & Disciplinary

Leonard is experienced in data protection and freedom of information matters and was recently instructed to assist the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in a large subject access request.

Before joining chambers, Leonard defended a number of private criminal prosecutions in regulatory matters.

Leonard is keen to develop this area of his practice.

Health & Safety

Leonard welcomes instructions in this area.

Before joining Chambers, Leonard defended numerous criminal prosecutions and is keen to build on this experience in context of health and safety matters.

Inquests

Leonard welcomes instructions in this area.

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, Alan Kilbey MBE. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at chambers@farrarsbuilding.co.uk

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Appointments & Memberships


Attorney General’s Junior-Junior Scheme
ALBA
PIBA

Education & Qualifications


LLM (International Public Law) University of London (currently studying part – time)
LLB (Hons) Oxford Brookes 2008
BA (Hons) Oxford Brookes 2006
Solicitor (2011- 2020)

Personal Interests


Leonard is avid guitarist and spends much of his spare time writing music. He also likes painting and recently had one of his designs published. When time permits, Leonard enjoys traveling and particularly loves going to Zimbabwe and spending time on Lindisfarne.