Leslie Thomas KC > Garden Court Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Garden Court Chambers
57-60 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS
LONDON
WC2A 3LJ
England

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Leslie Thomas KCGarden Court ChambersHe is a fantastic trial advocate, excellent at cross-examination and appeals to juries.  He has excellent client care skills and is enthusiastic and hard-working. He is the go-to leader for complex and controversial deaths in custody.

Consistently acting for bereaved families in inquest proceedings, the track record of Garden Court Chambers‘ includes several landmark and far-reaching inquests, with a strong track record of acting in inquests after deaths connected to the state. Go-to specialist for police law and deaths in custody, Leslie Thomas KC, is currently acting in the inquest into the death of Sabina Rizvi, which concerns the fatal shooting of a young woman outside a police station for which a gang member was convicted in 2004. In Northern Ireland, Brenda Campbell KC is acting for the victim’s mother in the inquest into the death of Noah Donohoe, a teenager who was found dead in a storm drain in June 2020, six days after going missing.

London Bar > Police law (claimant)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Leslie Thomas KC – Garden Court Chambers ‘He is a fantastic trial advocate, excellent at cross examination and appeals to juries. He has excellent client care skills and is a pleasure to work with.’

Members of Garden Court Chambers regularly appear in claims across the United Kingdom involving assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution, as well as claims under the Human Rights Act such as police failures to investigate serious sexual offences, and deaths in custody. Leslie Thomas KC who is ‘strong in all aspects of advocacy‘ was recently involved in an inquest into the death of Andrew Hall in custody at Huddersfield Police station. Stephen Simblet KC is representing an elderly woman who, having complained after being threatened by an off-duty Hertfordshire Constabulary officer in a road-rage incident, was falsely accused of dangerous driving by officers in the force.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Leslie Thomas KCGarden Court Chambers ‘He is a fantastic trial advocate, excellent at cross examination and appeals to juries. He has excellent client care skills and is a pleasure to work with. He is enthusiastic, hard- working and has great analytical skills.’