Andrew Leakey

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Head of Civil & Commercial Litigation
How I can help you?

I am the Head of Civil & Commercial Litigation here at Jackson Lees which covers a broad scope of complex legal areas. I have many years of experience in litigation and I am able to bring this knowledge to your case and help you get the best out of the situation you are in.  I take pride in providing solutions to what may seem an intractable problem.

I deal with high value inheritance, contract and land disputes, so I am fully equipped to help you with whatever difficult circumstances you find yourself in, assisting both businesses and individuals.

I have also undertaken large numbers of cases in relation to housing, debt, employment and consumer issues. This includes professional negligence cases against valuers, solicitors and architects; faulty goods and building disputes.

A little about me

I enjoy dispute resolution – no two days are the same. Using my extensive experience to assist clients is what drives me.

In my spare time I love snowboarding – see my youtube channel – (3) Andrew Leakey - YouTube

My experience

I qualified as a solicitor in 1997, and have gained extensive experience as a litigator. I was delighted to be “recommended for Consumer Credit Act matters” credited in the 2011 edition of the Legal 500.

I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to deal with ground breaking cases in relation to unenforceable agreements, unfair relationships, employment disputes, hidden commission, irresponsible lending and negligence of brokers. This includes actions by groups of borrowers against lenders, co-ordinating hundreds of cases across England and Wales. I have also had valuable experience of acting in group actions against major motor manufacturers.

I have lectured nationally on challenges to consumer credit agreements, land law issues, and overcoming the perils and pitfalls of employment law. I have also spoken at the EU in relation to the BEUC group for consumer advice organisations across the EU, and to the European Commission in relation to the implementation of the EU Mediation Directive.

I have also had the pleasure of talking about consumer and employment rights on TV; including ITV’s This Morning, Panorama, Channel 4 News, The One Show, ITV, Inside Out, and even Neighbours from Hell! A particular highlight was meeting Philip Schofield, who my wife is a big fan of.

Client testimonials

Both my wife and I were dealing with legal problems brought by the Court. We needed swift action and had only a week to secure legal services. We had heard of Jackson Lees from previous dealings and so didn’t hesitate to contact them. 

We made the initial enquiry and were directed to Andrew Leakey, Litigator. Due to the nature of the case, we were advised to seek the advice of a barrister. The guidance given by both parties was successful in resolving the legal case for us. We can say given the timeline, we had great professional service and would recommend them to anyone. 

 - Anonymous

We only would like to thank you for reviewing our insurance policy, and for your time. 

We appreciate your detailed updates and your professional manner of explanation at each stage, it helps us to understand better 

- Anonymous