Chambers UK 2023
“She’s superb. Lesley Anderson is seen as the top silk in Manchester.”
“Lesley’s opinions are so clear and confident.”
“Her advocacy skills and client skills are really strong.”
“An astonishing advocate.”
Legal 500 2023
“Lesley is very clever, client friendly and great attention to detail.”
“Lesley is demonstrably experienced. She is quickly able to dissect the detail and identify the issues where the client’s case had any potential weaknesses and address them. In court, she is impressive and is very comfortable in cross-examination. She also has an excellent manner with clients; she is a winning counsel in every way.”
Chambers UK 2022:
“Lesley is one of the top barristers in Manchester.” “She is very impressive.”
Legal 500 2022:
“Huge knowledge, dedication to the cause and an endearing style that clients like and respect; a very safe pair of hands and a go-to person.”
“I have instructed Lesley when dealing with a number of challenging clients. Lesley has the ability to cut through complex issues and to swiftly deliver strategic advice in a straightforward, down to earth manner. She is very approachable and a joy to work with because of this.”
Chambers UK 2021:
Since being in practice Lesley has received consistent recommendations in Chambers Guide where she is ranked as a Band 1 silk in six areas and the Legal 500:
“She is tremendously impressive. She has that gift of being able to communicate complicated ideas very simply to clients.” “Lesley is able to cut through large amounts of information to get to the heart of the case and identify the key points. She is outstanding on her feet.”
“She is highly intelligent, commercially astute and very thorough. An exceptional advocate.” “She has a calm, straightforward and sensible approach. Her advice is pragmatic and is presented in a succinct and user-friendly way. She is a fierce advocate and is outstanding on her feet.”
“She is methodical and thorough.”
“She is absolutely outstanding all round.”
“Lesley advises in a courteous, efficient, practical and speedy manner. She is an outstanding lawyer.” “She is very easy to deal with, bright, tactically astute, and down to earth.” “She’s absolutely superb and extremely knowledgeable.”
“She is highly intelligent and has a great presence in court.” “She is brilliant on her feet.” “Lesley has a real gift when it comes to speaking to clients and they are quickly inspired with confidence that she is really invested in fighting their corner.”
Legal 500 2020:
“An impeccably prepared and highly effective advocate”
“An excellent advocate, that clearly has the respect of the Judiciary and the profession. Her technical knowledge and expertise are exemplary, as is her approach towards clients. Highly skilled in strategizing and understanding the needs of commercial clients.”
“Fabulous in court. Tenacious cross-examination; masterful approach to the documentation; a pleasure to use and to put in front of the client.”
“She is a fierce and tenacious advocate and outstanding on her feet. Instructing solicitors and clients can be confident that Lesley will do an excellent job and she is the barrister that you want on your side and not against you.”
“Lesley prepares thoroughly and gives clear and firm advice – she doesn’t sit on the fence. She is an excellent advocate and a good team player.”
“An excellent advocate, tactically astute, and very user friendly.”
Legal 500 2018:
‘A tenacious, forthright and perceptive advocate.’
‘Very experienced in commercial landlord and tenant cases.’
Legal 500 2017:
Shortlisted for ‘Regional Silk of the Year’.
‘She is very commercially minded and provides a realistic view of a case’s merit.
‘A tenacious advocate, who is thorough in her approach; every stone is turned over and fully analysed.’
Chambers UK 2020:
“She is very sensible, yet knows when and how to fight very passionately for her clients.” “She’s bright, hard-working and an excellent advocate.”
“A formidable advocate with good procedural knowledge. She cuts to the chase and has a good eye for detail. She is a brilliant all-round lawyer.” “A formidable opponent.”
“She is a formidable advocate with good procedural knowledge who cuts to the chase and has a good eye for detail. She is a brilliant all-round lawyer.”
“She is very good and has got a good profile nationally. She is a fearsome advocate and her cross-examination is very impressive.” “She is very analytical; she lays things out in a sensible, analysed way and she manages client expectations very well.”
“She is a formidable advocate with good procedural knowledge. She cuts to the chase, has a good eye for detail and is a brilliant all-round lawyer.” “She has an impressive ability to persuade judges to come round to her way of thinking. Without fail all clients are impressed by her.”
Chambers UK 2018:
“Extremely academic, extremely good on her feet and expressive without being aggressive.” “Exceedingly able, experienced and client-focused. Her advocacy is second to none.”
“She is the full package; excellent on paper and a tenacious advocate.” “She is extremely thorough and fantastic in court.”
“A tough fighter in partnership cases who is certainly very well regarded in the field.” “Recommended for high-end work in this space.”
“She’s excellent, reliable and very professional.”
“A phenomenal silk who is excellent in court.” “She’s in a world of her own in terms of quality and strength. She’s fantastic.” “Very incisive, very intelligent and very effective in court.”
“She is highly intelligent, good on paper, and a very strong advocate.” “She is committed to her cases and gets on well with clients.”
Chambers UK 2017:
“She is fantastic. A very formidable advocate and she instils a sense of confidence in you when advocating on your behalf. Really top-drawer.”
“She has a formidable presence as an advocate and shows softer skills with clients.” “A very bright individual, very focused and always on top of papers.”
“She advises on complicated partnership disputes and is excellent in her field.”
“Lesley Anderson KC is a joy to instruct on a variety of issues. She is a very impressive and powerful advocate who is also extremely approachable.” “She has great ability in conference and is fantastic with our clients.”
“She exhibits an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.” “Very good on her feet, unstoppable, very responsive and always offers a strategic angle.”
“She is very bright, good with clients and tireless in getting the right result.”
Chambers UK 2016:
“A tenacious Chancery counsel who is excellent in cross-examination. She is able to dissect cases quickly and is first class in conference. She adopts a real common-sense approach”.
“She is very thorough, tactically very astute – a big personality in negotiation”. “An excellent advocate who is very empathetic with clients”.
“Well respected by clients and judges”. “A ferocious advocate and a very good lawyer”.
“She’s top drawer when dealing with professional negligence issues. She’s an exceptional silk at the Northern Bar”.
“A great and intelligent advocate: really well prepared and good on her feet”.
“She is also razor-sharp and incredibly nice; she’s very good with clients.” “She is very user-friendly but she doesn’t take any nonsense – she’s an iron fist in a velvet glove”.