Since joining Osborne Clarke in 2017, Leanne has established a specialism in real estate development and real estate finance.

Leanne has developed a particular expertise in on campus student accommodation projects and real estate finance transactions and has worked with several market-leading clients in those areas.

Experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate, Leanne regularly advises clients on a variety of commercial transactions (in addition to those in the student accommodation and real estate finance fields) including development sales and acquisitions, infrastructure projects, easements and leasing. In all matters, Leanne works collaboratively with clients and colleagues alike.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

As a member of our Social Diversity Committee, I am committed to ensuring that social background is not a barrier to entry into a legal career and that Obsorne Clarke leads the way in widening access to the legal profession.

I am interested in decarbonisation and the impact that will have on developments of the future – whether that is on how to create sustainable buildings, how to be part of a sustainable supply chain or how to green financing – the possibilities, opportunities and challenges are fascinating.


Advised Equitix (as investor, developer and long-term fund manager) on a £159m loan to finance the development of high specification student living and communal space at the University of York's Heslington East Campus. Read more.


Advised Arlington and Equitix on a joint venture acquisition of 'The Stellar Portfolio' of 1,857 beds of purpose-built student accommodation. Read more.