Leonard graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Birmingham, a member of the Russell Group which consists of several world-class, research-intensive universities. He was awarded the University of Birmingham Law School Excellence Scholarship for three years running.
Leonard is a litigator at heart and his practice area includes both Criminal and Civil Litigation.
Despite his tender years, Leonard has amassed a vast amount of experience in criminal matters. He has handled numerous types of criminal matters, inter alia, molest, rape, shop theft, robbery, wielding a dangerous weapon, maid abuse, rioting, criminal breach of trust, cheating, corruption, drug offences, extortion, voluntarily causing hurt, traffic offences and police licencing regulatory offences. He has assisted many clients in securing better than expected results. He understands it is not easy to operate one’s life normally while being investigated by the police.
Leonard tailors his strategy according to the nuances of each case and/or the circumstances surrounding his clients. In general, Leonard assists his clients through the drafting of representations, seeking for the withdrawal, reduction or composition of charge(s); preparing mitigation pleas and submissions for the Court; attending Court Hearings; and/or conducting meetings to negotiate with the Prosecution, in order to put his client’s best case forward.
Leonard has successfully obtained several Stern/ Conditional Warnings and Discharges amounting to an Acquittal via well-crafted Representations, even after the commencement of court proceedings in some matters. In one of his cases involving an alleged outrage of modesty offence, as a result of his persistence and never-say-die attitude, Leonard secured an extremely rare result as the Prosecution dropped the charge against his client just 1 week before the commencement of the trial.
With regard to Commerical Disputes, although it may look like a complicated and perplexing process, Leonard prides himself in simplifying the issues for his clients so that they can better understand the procedures involved.
Leonard has considerable experience in contractual matters involving breaches and debt recovery in relation to employment contracts, leases, as well as business-to-business claims. In particular, Leonard acts for a major alcohol distributor and was able to assist his client to reclaim over $400,000 in value in cash, amounting to around 95% of the claimed sums, over one year.
Leonard has received praise from existing clients for providing legal advice that goes beyond scratching the surface and digs deeper, in that clients are well aware of any opportunity costs which may have either beneficial or detrimental effects in the long run. This is to ensure that his clients do not waste their hard-earned money on fruitless expeditions, but instead, focus on obtaining the best outcome.
Leonard believes that everyone deserves access to legal representation and is an active volunteer with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.
Leonard believes that everyone deserves to have legal representation. He is of the opinion that any accused has the right to be presumed innoncent until proven guilty.
Leonard is able to help his clients by drafting representations and/or mitigations and conducting meetings with the Prosecution, in order to put their best case forward.
In his short but extensive career, Leonard has already assisted 2 of his clients in obtaining Discharges amounting to an Acquital after court proceedings has been initiated and 1 of his client in obtaining a Stern/ Conditional Warning.
Leonard is upfront and genuine in his advice to you in order to help you manage your expectations. Nevertheless, he still strives his utmost best to defend his clients in order to obtain the best result for them, be it getting the charges dropped or asking for a reduction in charges or sentence.
Leonard understands that family troubles always hit home the hardest. Dealing with family in the Courtroom is always difficult and ardous. That makes it more important to have the right legal representation to assist you better in order to take emotions out the equation.
Leonard also goes the extra mile to help you back on your feet and guides you through this strenuous period. He is ever willing to help you and provide you the best advice to run your case well.
Civil litigation may look like a complicated process and difficult to understand. Leonard prides himself in simplfying his client's matter so that they can better understand the procedures involved.
Leonard makes it a habit to constantly keep his clients updated and well-advised during the legal proceedings. He makes it a point to give his clients the best advice from an objective point of view, so as to ensure that his clients do not waste their hard earned money on fruitless expeditions, but instead, focus on getting the best out of their cases.
Leonard is well-versed and has experience in various types of claims, inter alia, contractual breaches, debt-recovery, bankruptcy, business to business claims, enforcement proceedings, torts and property disputes.
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