Leslie completed her pupilage at a leading commercial set, focussing on employment
law, attending employment tribunals whilst still a pupil and acting for several Pro Bono
clients. She specialises in all aspects of employment law in the ET, the County Court and
the High Court.
In addition to private organisations and individuals, she is instructed by NHS Trusts and
Borough Councils both in London and outside. She also specialises in inquests and
personal injuries and is a Direct Access barrister listed by the Bar Council.
Leslie specialises in the law on employment, including equality, whistleblowing, unfair
dismissal, holiday pay, worker status, breach of contract, restraint of trade and TUPE. She
has succeeded in many high value claims, acting on behalf of Claimants but in addition
has successfully defended many cases on behalf of Respondents , including private
organisations, NHS Trusts and Borough Councils. She is also instructed on large union
backed cases. She recently succeeded in a TUPE claim obtaining in excess of £100k for
the Claimants and another TUPE claim obtained £72k in compensation. She currently
has a discrimination case where the Claimant has a claim in excess of £1million but also
represents Claimants who have smaller claims against Respondents.
Leslie is a member of ELAAS and frequently is instructed to appear in the Employment
Appeal Tribunal. In December 2019 she was instructed in three appeals in the EAT and
earlier in 2019 obtained permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal.
She also drafts documents and advises on employment issues including advising and
attending some internal disciplinary proceedings for various organisations.
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