Ashleigh Leach

Year of call:

2016

Education:

2016 - Northumbria University First Class LLB (Hons) Exempting Very Competent

Career:

2016-2018 - County Court Advocate for LPC Law

2018 - Pupil at old Court Chambers, Middlesbrough

2019 - Tenant at Old Court Chambers, Middlesbrough

2020 - Old Court Chambers merges with PSQB

Memberships:

Criminal Bar Association

Ashleigh appears in a variety of family matters representing clients in both public and private law. Ashleigh regularly acts for local authorities, as well as children’s guardians, parents and other close relatives, such as grandparents.

Ashleigh recently represented a father in a two-day fact find hearing where the other parent had made numerous serious allegations, including that of sexual assault. On conclusion of this hearing all serious allegations were found not to have been proven.

Contact Ashleigh’s clerks

Dan Foulger on 01642 232523

Claire Gibson on 01642 232523

Angela Porritt on 01642 232523

Emma Gibson on 01642 232523

Ashleigh is instructed in a variety of contractual and commercial disputes, representing clients through to trial.

Ashleigh is often instructed in insolvency proceedings, including but not limited to, winding up petitions and bankruptcy orders.

Contact Ashleigh’s clerks

Dan Foulger on 01642 232523

Claire Gibson on 01642 232523

Angela Porritt on 01642 232523

Emma Gibson on 01642 232523

Ashleigh is a Grade 1 prosecutor.

Ashleigh is an accomplished advocate and regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court for both prosecution and defence.

In the Magistrates’ Court Ashleigh deals with matters such as road traffic offences, public order offences, and offences against the person, including domestic violence and assaults on emergency workers.

Ashleigh often prosecutes in the Magistrates’ Court on behalf of the National Probation Service and the Police.

Ashleigh appears in the Crown Court in a range of hearings such as appeals against conviction and/or sentence, bail applications and sentencing hearings.

Contact Ashleigh’s clerks

Dan Foulger on 01642 232523

Claire Gibson on 01642 232523

Angela Porritt on 01642 232523

Emma Gibson on 01642 232523

Ashleigh has considerable experience in personal injury matters, acting for both Claimants and Defendants.

Ashleigh is regularly instructed in claims arising from road traffic accidents, public liability, employer liability, occupiers’ liability and industrial disease claims, ranging from pre-trial applications to trial. Ashleigh has extensive experience of credit hire claims at all stages of proceedings.

Ashleigh is available for instruction in a wide range of hearings including, but not limited to:

  • Small Claims hearings
  • Fast Track hearings
  • Interim applications
  • Disposal hearings
  • Infant approval hearings
  • Case management conferences

Ashleigh also accepts instructions to draft pleadings and advice on quantum and/or liability. She can work to a short deadline if required.

Contact Ashleigh’s clerks

Dan Foulger on 01642 232523

Claire Gibson on 01642 232523

Angela Porritt on 01642 232523

Emma Gibson on 01642 232523

Ashleigh is regularly instructed by local authorities to prosecute in a range of matters, such as closure orders, counterfeit cigarettes and school attendance.

Recently, Ashleigh successfully secured a three-month closure order for a local authority following numerous complaints of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour being made. Ashleigh then successfully opposed this matter on appeal in the Crown Court.

Ashleigh often represents vulnerable clients in mental health tribunals and has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the issues in such proceedings.

Contact Ashleigh’s clerks

Dan Foulger on 01642232523

Claire Gibson on 01642232523

Angela Porritt on 01642232523

Emma Gibson on 01642232523