Leigh joined Chambers in October 2010 as the Senior Clerk. He has been a Barristers Clerk since 1995, starting out at Regent Chambers in Stoke-on-Trent and was rapidly promoted to the position of Senior Clerk by the age of just 21, then from 1997 until he joined Spire Barristers he was the Senior Criminal Clerk at Deans Court Chambers in Manchester.
Leigh leads the Clerking Team in chambers and has direct responsibility for the clerk’s room and administration of chambers as a whole, ensuring best practice throughout. His role encompasses business development, practice development, marketing and management. He sits various committees in chambers, including the management committee. In addition Leigh serves on the Management Committee of The Institute of Barristers Clerks of which he is a qualified member and was recently appointed to their Family Law Committee. Also a member of the Legal Practice Management Association and Lawyers for Children.
Outside of Chambers Leigh's interests include live music, strength training, rugby union (RFU Licensed Coach for U15's at Huddersfield RUFC and RFU ELRA Rugby Referee), golf and football.
Memberships & Appointments
2019 Institute of Barristers Clerks, Family Law Committee
2019 Spire Foundation, Trustee
2018 Institute of Barristers Clerks, Clerking Mentor
2014 Institute of Barristers' Clerks, Chair of Annual Conference
2012-Current, Institute of Barristers' Clerks, Management Committee
2012-2015, The General Council of The Bar, Social Mobility Committee
2011 Bar Conference Organising Committee
Institute of Barristers' Clerks (Management Committee) (Family Law Committee)
Legal Practice Management Association
Lawyers for Children
Professional Certificate in Management
Public Access Accredited Clerk