Blair Leahy KC > Twenty Essex > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Twenty Essex

Work Department

  • Banking and finance
  • Civil fraud
  • Company law
  • General commercial litigation
  • International and domestic insolvency and restructuring


Blair has a broad commercial practice with an emphasis on complex multi-jurisdictional fraud claims and disputes with technical insolvency or company law aspects. She is ranked across all her main practice areas in the latest editions of Chambers UK Bar and The Legal 500, and prior to taking silk, won Insolvency Junior of the Year at The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2019. She is described in the directories as “all-round excellent” and receives particular praise for her court room skills (“her advocacy is on another level”) and “amazingly good judgment”.

Blair advises and represents clients in both domestic and international court and arbitration proceedings. Her overseas practice includes Cayman, BVI, Bermuda, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Isle of Man and Dubai.

Although she has a busy advisory practice, Blair is above all a litigator. She has extensive trial and cross-examination experience and is also experienced in obtaining and resisting applications for pre-emptive and interlocutory relief, including freezing and disclosure orders and the appointment of provisional liquidators.

Blair also accepts appointments as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

Blair Leahy KCTwenty Essex ‘Blair is always on top of the detail, but at the same time takes a holistic approach to the matter more generally.’