Leena was called to the Bar in 2015 and spent three years at the independent Criminal Bar prior to joining Kingsley Napley. During that time, Leena represented clients in the Crown Court, Youth Court and Magistrates’ Court for trials, sentencing hearings, legal arguments, applications and ancillary orders.
Criminal Defence and Police Investigations
Leena's defence experience includes dealing with a wide range of offences, from motoring offences, public order and common assault to cases involving serious violence, sexual misconduct and dishonesty offences.
Leena brings considerable prosecution experience, having advised on and appeared in trials and hearings relating to serious violence, drug offences, firearms and fraud offences. As a result of her experience, Leena has an extensive understanding of all stages of a criminal case.
Leena has completed the vulnerable witness training course through Lincoln’s Inn. She has experience of dealing with vulnerable witnesses and vulnerable defendants in the course of her practice; she understands the emotional and practical impact that criminal legal proceedings can have on an individual.
Prior to joining Kingsley Napley, Leena was instructed in a high profile public inquiry to assist with obtaining witness evidence.
Professional societies and memberships
- Criminal Bar Association
- Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA)
- Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum (DELF)