Leona is a Partner and head of our real estate litigation practice and also leads the firm’s wider litigation practice group.
Having worked in the industry for over twenty years, advising investors, developers and corporate occupiers on real estate disputes, she has developed a deep understanding of the market and a commercial approach to resolving disputes.She advises a wide range of clients and has acted for a number of residential and commercial developers and investment funds on misrepresentation and breach-of-contract claims, option disputes and rights-of-light cases.
Leona qualified in 1992 and has been a Partner at Osborne Clarke since 2000. She is widely recognised in the legal directories as a leading lawyer in real estate litigation. The Legal 500 2014 edition say of Leona “[her] property knowledge is ‘second to none’, and ‘she will always be realistic about what can and can’t be achieved’.” Chambers latest directory says “Leona is an experienced practitioner, equipped to advise clients on the full spectrum of real estate disputes. She wins praise from both peers and clients, with sources recognising her as ‘very sound and competent’ and ‘good on customer service’.”