Leigh joined Chambers in 2010 as the Senior Clerk. He has been a Barristers Clerk since 1995, starting at Regent Chambers in Stoke-on-Trent and was rapidly promoted to the position of Senior Clerk by the age of then 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 on various committees in chambers, including the management committee.
In support of the wider Bar community, 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 and as the IBC rep for the Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Committee at The Bar Council. In 2021 Leigh, following an application process, was successfully appointed to the Marketing Advisory Group at Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit) where he shares his considerable experience and insights to benefit both Advocate as an organisation, and to their deserving clients needing pro bono assistance from the Bar. In 2021, at the annual Pro Bono Awards, Leigh’s contribution to pro bono activity in the legal community was recognised by receiving the Chambers Professional of the Year Award.
He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Legal Practice Management Association and Lawyers for Children.
Outside of Chambers Leigh’s interests include live music, bodybuilding, rugby union (RFU Licensed Coach and RFU ELRA Rugby Referee), golf and football.
2022 Institute of Barristers Clerks, Centenary Committee Chair
2021 Chambers Professional of the Year at the Annual Pro Bono Awards
2021 Advocate (formerly Bar Pro Bono Unit) – Marketing Advisory Group
2020 The Bar Council, Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Committee – Institute of Barristers Clerks Representative
2019 Institute of Barristers Clerks, Family Law Committee
2019 Spire Foundation, Trustee
2018 Institute of Barristers Clerks, Clerking Mentor
2014 Institute of Barristers Clerks, Annual Conference Chair
2012-Current, Institute of Barristers’ Clerks, Management Committee
2012-2015, The Bar Council, Social Mobility Committee
2011 Annual Bar Conference Organising Committee
Institute of Barristers’ Clerks
Chartered Institute of Marketing – Affiliate Professional
Legal Practice Management Association
Lawyers for Children
Professional Certificate in Management
Public Access Accredited Clerk
GDPR Certified Professional – Briefed
“Leigh can do anything. He looks after his barristers and solicitor clients like family, and nothing is too much trouble.”
- Chambers & Partners