Leonie is a civil litigation Solicitor dealing primarily in Commercial Disputes.
She qualified in 2019 and has worked with Tiger Law from our inception. Previously, she worked with Vanessa as a paralegal at IHLS and later became a paralegal at Tiger Law before beginning her training to become a Solicitor.
During her legal studies, she volunteered with Citizens advice for 5 years. This gave Leonie exactly the sort of real-world experience that makes her ideal for Tiger Law’s down-to-earth philosophy.
Leonie loves working at Tiger Law as the work and cases we see are varied and never dull. The firm is inclusive, flexible, and we are given the opportunity to really get to know our clients, building up solid relationships.
Her choice to work in litigation was a last-minute decision. She had always aimed to qualify into Private Client, but there was a litigator inside of her that wanted to get out, and eventually won.
Leonie spent a lot of her training focussed on private client work and helping business clients arrange their personal planning to work hand in hand with their business succession planning, however has moved into the area of commercial litigation, assisting clients with disputes, both on a commercial and personal level.
During her time assisting with commercial litigation, Leonie has successfully resolved many debt disputes, both for claimant and defendant clients, has followed disputes through to winding up of companies, and has also had success in injunction applications.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her partner and children, with her main hobby being crafting (currently crochet is the go-to)!
Leonie is a civil litigation Solicitor dealing primarily in Commercial Disputes.
Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2019
Certificate in Legal Studies
Diploma in English Law. Leonie scored a 2:1 in her LLB with the Open University – a course she combined with raising 2 children.
Since joining Tiger Law she completed her LLM and LPC with Commendation at the University of Law in Bloomsbury.
Here we look at the tenant’s section 26 request for a new lease. Before reading on, it is worth checking to make sure that your lease is not excluded from this applying, and that your lease is a tenancy as defined by the 1954 Act (the “Act”). Landlords often exclude leases so that tenants don’t have as much protection. We’ll look at tenancies a little later. The Section 26 request As long as the tenancy does not exclude the
Minority Shareholder winding up – just and equitable? As a minority shareholder, sometimes the only option that you can see is to try and put an end to the company. Here, we look at what this means and whether it is a suitable option for you. When should winding up the company be considered as an option? As a minority shareholder, it is open to you to ask the Court for a winding up order, on the
Here we look at Landlord’s section 25 notice to terminate a commercial lease. Before reading on, it is worth checking to make sure that your lease is not excluded from this applying, and that your lease is a tenancy as defined by the 1954 Act (the “Act”). Landlords often exclude leases from these provisions so that tenants don’t have as much protection. We’ll look at tenancies a little later. The Section 25 notice If a landlord wishes to
Termination of a commercial lease under section 25 Introduction Tiger takes a look at the landlord’s section 25 notice under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Here we look at Landlord’s section 25 notice to terminate a commercial lease. Before reading on, it is worth checking to make sure that your lease is not excluded from this applying, and that your lease is a tenancy as defined by the 1954 Act (the “Act”). Landlords often exclude leases from these provisions
“Without prejudice” is a term we lawyers use, especially when discussing settlement proposals. But what does this really mean, and why is it used? Why is this sometimes accompanied by the words “subject to costs” and “subject to contract”? What does without prejudice mean? Without prejudice is defined as: “without detriment to any existing right or claim”. Therefore, if there is a claim in existence, any correspondence that is said to be without prejudice would be inadmissible
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No doubt you’ve woken up to the fact GDPR is not just a Y2K-style storm in a teacup. It’s nearly here and it is a rare business that doesn’t need to make some kind of change to comply with it. So how are you feeling about it? Are you sitting there contemplating a nicely ticked checklist and raring to go with your next GDPR-compliant marketing campaign? Or not? Whichever, we think it’s time for a look at the positives because