Leila Taleb

Year of call:



2013 - Lancaster University / Universitat Trier (1 year Erasmus) - LLB (Hons) European Legal Studies, 2:1

2015 - University of York - MA Applied Human Rights

2018 - University of Law Leeds - BPTC, Very Competent


2014-16 - Project & Advocacy Manager at JUST Yorkshire (racial justice organisation)

2016-17 - (S)GBV |& Communications consultant at ICLS (intercultural communication and leadership school)

2018-19 - Partnership & Grants Co-ordinator at Bahar Organisation, Turkey/Iraq

2019-20 - UNDP Iraq

2020 - Pupil at Park Square Barristers

2021 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers

2021 - Level 1 Prosecutor


2016-present - Trustee/Management Committee member at Anah Project (local domestic violence refuge for BAMER women)


Inner Temple - 2017-present


2017-18 - Advocacy Scholarship (Advocacy Scholar), University of Law 2017-18

2017 - New Economics Foundation (NEF) Media Spokesperson Scholarship

During Leila’s first-six months of pupillage, she  observed a number of trials in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court for the defence and prosecution.

She has also assisted her supervisor, Soheil Khan, with drafting applications, skeleton arguments and advices on areas of law, as well as researching and drafting grounds of appeal under his direction.

In addition to a plethora of other interlocutory hearings seen in criminal courts, Leila has seen and been involved in the preparation of a number of private and public law family hearings through her family law supervisor, Martin Todd, other other family law practitioners. These have included dispute resolution appointments, final hearings, finding of fact hearings, issue resolution hearings, contested interim removal hearings and contact arrangement hearings.

Leila has also undertaken small claims civil hearings, including on credit hire, RTA and PI (stage 3 hearings).

Contact Leila’s Clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212