Leisha Bond > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
55 TEMPLE ROW
BIRMINGHAM
B2 5LS
England

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.

Memberships

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).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy)Ranked: Tier 1

Leisha BondSt Philips Chambers ‘Leisha is a fearless and unapologetically stunning advocate. She misses no detail and will be able to recall one line, on one page of seemingly unimportant medical records and can then use that to the benefit of the case. Her preparation is second to none.’