Blair Leahy (20 Essex Street)
Has a practice centred on international and domestic insolvencies. She remains popular among clients for cases involving allegations of fraud and breach of duty. She frequently features in high-profile cases in the Supreme Court and Privy Council, and has appeared as sole counsel in major misfeasance trials.
"She's brilliant, a very solid operator who knows what she's doing." "She is an insolvency intellectual and an impressive and persuasive advocate, guiding complex points in effective ways." "She is very responsive, sees the big picture and provides clear and commercial advice."
Recent work: Acted for Prudential Assurance in an application by BHS’s liquidators for directions on the effect of BHS’s pre-administration CVA on the claims of its landlords for rent falling due after the company ceased to trade.