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Outer Temple Chambers

James Leonard

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Health & Safety - London (Bar)

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James Leonard
James Leonard frequently leads in highly complex health and safety cases, acting on behalf of large multinational corporations and company directors. His areas of expertise also include workplace fatalities and corporate manslaughter cases. Leonard has represented household names including the BBC, Npower and Vodafone.
Strengths: "He's phenomenal - he has good client care skills, really good attention to detail and is a great trial advocate." "A genuine expert in the field who is involved in most of the major cases. His practice is first class, and clients love him as he gives them confidence."
Recent work: Represented the site owners of the Didcot Power Station, which collapsed killing four men in 2016.
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Professional Discipline - London (Bar)

Band 1

James Leonard
James Leonard is noted for his broad professional discipline practice which encompasses fitness-to-practise hearings, criminal trials and judicial review proceedings. He focuses his practice on the medical professions, and regularly appears in complex, high-profile cases before the GMC and General Pharmaceutical Council.
Strengths: "He delivers results where others might not and is a joy to work with. He is absolutely top of the tree."
Recent work: Defended a consultant anaesthetist charged with manslaughter of a mother who gave birth by C-section.
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