LEIGH EDGAR

Senior Consultant

Leigh is a specialist employment lawyer who advises employers and employees on all UK HR-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

“Leigh Edgar is a rare blend of kindness and insight, steadfast support and deep professionalism. Anyone who has cause to employ her services, will find someone who offers fantastic support, legal expertise and patience - exactly what is needed. She was a pleasure to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.”

Leigh has advised clients around the world across a wide range of sectors, and is able to advise and represent clients ranging from individuals and start-ups to major corporates, universities and global financial institutions. In addition to providing support on day-to-day HR matters, Leigh has particular experience of advising on redundancy and restructuring exercises and international assignments.

“Better than brilliant!”

Leigh trained, and qualified in 2001, at Gouldens (now Jones Day). Moving to Hong Kong in 2006, she worked for Simmons & Simmons’ award winning employment law practice for over 3 years during which time she qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong. On returning to the UK, Leigh joined the Human Resources Practice Group at Eversheds LLP (now Eversheds Sutherland International LLP) where she worked for 5 years.

Leigh is recommended in both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories 2022. In Chambers & Partners 2022, clients stated: "She is exceptional; she is a very good communicator and kept me apprised of her progress with matters. I felt extremely well supported by her during a very difficult time" and "She is outstanding in developing a unique and personalised approach to dealing with clients".

Leigh is recommended in the Legal 500 2021 as: "a remarkably empathetic and warm individual who combined objective legal opinion with a very welcome degree of empathy and sensitivity at a very stressful time for me. Leigh was easily accessible, readily available and demonstrated to me a strong desire to try to keep me calm, with a good balance of realism and optimism. I could not have wished for better legal support."

The Legal 500 2022 says: "With twenty years of experience, Leigh Edgar advises both employers and employees on the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters." and quotes clients stating: "Leigh Edgar is excellent" and "Leigh Edgar is a pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable, experienced, pragmatic, and empathetic. Aside from a deep understanding of the employment law that you’d expect, Leigh was also excellent at anticipating potential outcomes/responses, and working them through with us such that we could put forward solutions or offers that had the best chance of working for all parties."

BA (Hons) Jurisprudence

University of Oxford

Legal Practice Course

College of Law

Leigh Edgar

LEIGH EDGAR

Education
BA (Hons) Jurisprudence

University of Oxford

Legal Practice Course

College of Law

Accreditations for Leigh
What they say
Client Testimonials

"Thank you for the very comprehensive follow up and for going above and beyond - very kind of you. We really enjoyed speaking to you: we found you so knowledgeable and approachable on a subject which is pretty overwhelming. I certainly feel I now have more confidence with which to tackle the hurdles ahead."

"I would highly recommend Bellevue to anyone seeking employment advice and especially recommend Leigh Edgar, whose professionalism, efficiency and sympathetic handling helped me through a difficult employment issue."

"I wanted to recognise Leigh for the job she has done. In particular, I wish to highlight the fantastic empathy and interpersonal sensitivity Leigh has shown me. The stronger and more trusting the relationship between client and lawyer, the more likely an optimal result can be achieved and I will be forever grateful for the manner in which she metaphorically held my hand through the last 6 months. In the end it appears the outcome is as good as it possibly could be."

"Leigh is an excellent ambassador for Bellevue Law and I will use her again without question if I need employment advice in the future."

"Leigh was transparent, communicative and patient."

"Leigh Edgar is excellent"

"Leigh Edgar is a pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable, experienced, pragmatic, and empathetic. Aside from a deep understanding of the employment law that you’d expect, Leigh was also excellent at anticipating potential outcomes/responses, and working them through with us such that we could put forward solutions or offers that had the best chance of working for all parties."

The Team

Our Lawyers

LAURA BRIERLY

Senior Consultant

Laura specialises in dispute resolution, advising in a wide range of sectors, including financial services, energy and construction.

FLORENCE BROCKLESBY

Principal

Florence is the founder of Bellevue Law and a solicitor specialising in litigation, dispute resolution and employment law.

RACHEL CLEMENTSON

Senior Consultant

Rachel is a specialist employment lawyer who advises employers on all UK HR-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

IMOGEN FINNEGAN

Senior Consultant

Imogen specialises in employment law and trained at the leading international law firm Mayer Brown.

ALEXANDRA KEY

Senior Consultant

Alexandra specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration with extensive trial experience.

PAULINE McARDLE

Senior Consultant

Pauline specializes in employment law. She has acted for a wide range of employer and employee clients in the private and public sector.

VICTORIA MISSELBROOK

Senior Consultant

Victoria has over 10 years' experience of advising both employers and employees on employment law.

OLIVER STOKES

Senior Consultant

Oliver is a seasoned commercial litigator having spent over 10 years at Withers and Lipman Karas.

HARRIET TURNBULL

Senior Consultant

Harriet is a solicitor specialising in Wills and estate planning.

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