Dispute Resolution

Leah Heatley


16 years qualified

Leah is an experienced, hard-working litigator who is quoted in Chambers as “a machine” that is “on top of everything.”  For our clients this can only be a good thing.

With great attention to detail, she regularly advises clients “behind the scenes” to help get relationships back on track.  Leah’s recent experience includes obtaining substantial springboard relief against employees who were seeking to set up a competing business and successfully defending at trial a claim for unpaid bonuses by a former director.

Leah has particular expertise in the management and resolution of public procurement disputes and has acted for unsuccessful bidders, contracting authorities and utilities.  She advised Roche Diagnostics on its challenge of a tender run by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.  The judgment in Roche is one of the leading precedents for disclosure in procurement cases.

Leah has presented many seminars on public procurement and managing contract risk.

Outside of work, Leah is kept busy looking after her twin children (and husband!).  When time allows, she goes for an occasional run to keep fit and is contemplating attempting the Great North Run for a second time.

Leah Heatley