Her work in birth injury cases has been widely publicised in the Times, the Guardian and Daily Mail. She has influenced some life changing law and featured as 'Lawyer of the Week' in the Law Society Gazette.
She routinely deals with actions against hospital trusts, GP's, dentists and private practices. The firm benefits from Legal Aid Agency funding for birth injury claims.
Appointed as a Deputy by the Court of Protection on a number of cases, she assists some clients on a long term basis where they are mentally incapable of handling their own affairs, even after a case has concluded.
Leonie has been shortlisted for 'Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year'
Leonie works from the Leeds office, reflecting the growth of the team and enhancing our city presence and reach. She is available at any of our offices for consultation or by video conference.
She has a special interest in suicide cases and has secured changes in policy and facilities as well as futures for those left behind. Her other main focuses include birth injury, ophthalmic and diabetic management cases leading in some circumstances to amputation.
Praised for her results in delay in diagnosis and cancer cases she is supported by a strong team.
Clinical negligence claims are often sensitive, and Leonie has over 20 years' experience handling these often complex and valuable matters. She has worked for several years on the AvMA Helpline and supports the work of the Forbes Foundation and other charities through pro bono work, raising funds and awareness.
Leonie recognises that each case is individual and is known for commitment, support, responsiveness, experience and results. She is an uncompromising lawyer.