Leanne was called to the Bar in 2008 but subsequently commenced practice as a defence solicitor in 2011 before successfully completing pupillage under the supervision of Mark Van Der Zwart in 2016.
Leanne has a diverse Midlands practice in all areas of criminal law. She is instructed on behalf of the prosecution and defence in cases involving drugs, sexual assault, fraud and firearms. Leanne is a Grade 3 prosecutor and is regularly instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service. She is a busy advocate, regularly appearing in trials for both the prosecution and defence in the Crown Court.
Leanne has been a led junior in cases involving serious violence as sexual offences.
Leanne has an interest in confiscation proceedings both in relation to prosecution and defence. She is regularly instructed in contested confiscation proceedings as well as contested applications to vary orders.
“I would also like to add a note of appreciation for the barrister, she listened, supported, answered all of my queries and put together and reflected on the most appropriate information to present to the Judge. I was impressed with Miss Summers compared with some of the other barristers – thank you again.“