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Chambers of Andrew Smith QC

55 TEMPLE ROW, BIRMINGHAM, B2 5LS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 246 7000
Fax:
Fax 0121 246 7001
DX:
723240 BIRMINGHAM-56
Email:
Web:
www.st-philips.com

Leisha Bond

Tel:
Work 0121 246 7000
Email:
St Philips Chambers (Chambers of Andrew Smith QC)

Position

Leisha is a matrimonial finance specialist dealing primarily in ancillary relief. Her cases often run into many millions of pounds, involving businesses, property portfolios, farms, trusts and large pensions. Evidence from actuaries and accountants is often needed in such cases and Leisha has the necessary experience to guide and advise her clients and instructing solicitors as to what expert evidence is needed as well as the forensic skills to cross examine the other side’s experts. Leisha negotiates hard and fights hard to ensure her client – be they husband, wife or intervener – obtains the best result possible. Leisha also has a reputation as ‘a fighter’ where settlement is not in her clients’ interest but she will advise realistically and negotiate where possible. She is particularly renowned for her thorough preparation and detailed knowledge of her case papers at all hearings. Her style is direct. Her results are impressive. However, she is able to easily relate to the lay client outside court and put them at ease, be they a multi-millionaire businessman or a stay at home mum. Leisha is a regular and popular speaker on all topics regarding ancillary relief and trusts of land and has given many seminars to barristers and solicitors on the subjects.

Career

Called 1999, Middle Temple.

Languages

Fluent in French.

Member

Association of Lawyers for Children; Family Law Bar Association.

Education

University of Birmingham; University of Limoges (LLB Hons Law and French); Jules Thorne Scholar of Middle Temple (BVC, very competent).


Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

Leisha Bond - St Philips Chambers ‘Fearless in court.’

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