36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082
5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123
Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570
Clerked by:William Brown
Leo has considerable experience of housing and property work spanning a range of public and private law issues. For example, he has advised and appeared for landlords and tenants in relation to possession claims, unlawful eviction, disrepair, injunctions, and other antisocial behaviour claims including closure orders He acted in cases in respect of easements, restrictive covenants, adverse possession and boundary disputes and contested applications concerning land registration. He advises in relation to private and commercial property matters, including landlord and tenant (including forfeiture and breach of covenant), HMOs and self-contained properties, the Party Wall etc. Act, unilateral notices (including qualifying beneficial interests), moorings, riparian rights and navigation. Leo has experience of antisocial behaviour claims including closure orders. He also has experience of homelessness appeals along with advising on the liability for council Tax and the entitlement to housing benefit.
Complementing his established licensing practice Leo also accepts instructions in assocaited areas of Local Governmnet, Planning, Property and Land Law, Environmental and Statutory Nuisance Law.
Year of Call: 1998
Areas of expertice
Chambers & Partners 2016
"He has detailed knowledge of the law and its application in commercial situations."
Chambers & Partners 2015
"He is very calm, meticulous and precise in all he does; he thinks outside of the box."
Legal 500 2014
"Bright and tenacious."
Chambers & Partners 2014
“Very personable, very likeable and very clever”
Chambers & Partners 2013
“Earnest knowledgeable and has seen a lot. He does a great job”
Legal 500 2013
"[He is] one to watch"
Vice-Chair of the London Region of the Institute of Licensing.
Fellow of the Institute of Licensing (2012) in recognition of his work on the Journal of Licensing, his contribution to the London Region and his wider contribution to the world of licensing.
Publications / Lectures
Leo is a contributor to Halsbury's Laws of England, Vol 69, Local Government (5th edition, Butterworths, 2009).
Leo has been closely involved in the development and publication of the Institute of Licensing:Journal of Licensing. The first issue of the Journal was published in November 2011, Leo has been the Editor of the Journal since the first issue, the Journal of Licensing is published by the IoL three times a year.
Leo has also contributed a number of Westlaw Insight Articles: Sex Cinemas; Sex Shops; Hostess Bars; Sex Encounter Establishments and Sexual Entertainment Venues.
Leo is well known for lecturing and training on all aspects of licensing law.