Leena is a barrister in the Criminal Litigation department. Her practice covers all areas of criminal defence, white collar crime and internal investigations.

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.

Further information

Prior to joining Kingsley Napley, Leena was instructed in a high profile public inquiry to assist with obtaining witness evidence.

Professional societies and memberships

 

Related Services

Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering

Recent years have seen considerable growth in this practice area, following the introduction of new measures designed to tackle illicit finance and the increased attention of enforcement agencies.

Account Freezing and Forfeiture Orders, and Cash Seizure

Tackling illicit finance and the proceeds of crime is a government priority and law enforcement focus.

AML Compliance

Ensuring that the UK financial system is an increasingly hostile environment for illicit finances is a key government priority.

Restraint Orders, Confiscation and Third Party Rights

We advise individuals and corporates in relation to restraint orders and third party applications in respect of property caught by restraint orders.

Unexplained Wealth Orders

UWOs are used by law enforcement agencies to require an individual to prove that a particular asset was obtained through legitimate means.

Extending Moratorium Periods

Another feature of the Proceeds of Crime Act that can have the unwelcome effect of freezing property is the 'moratorium period'

Criminal Litigation

Our criminal lawyers are astute, supportive and highly sophisticated, particularly known for providing strategic, sensible and practical advice.

White Collar and Financial Crime

Our experienced lawyers provide strategic and pragmatic advice in complex business crime cases and situations.

Criminal Defence and Police Investigations

From police station representation and advice to restraint and confiscation proceedings, we are proactive in achieving the best outcomes.

Assault, Murder and Other Offences Involving Violence

Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in dealing with allegation of serious crime including offences against the person such as assault, murder and manslaughter throughout the life of a case from the police station through to trial.

Sexual Offences

We deal with the highest profile and most sensitive cases, providing expert advice and support to both individuals and companies.

Internal Investigations

Corporate clients require sophisticated and sensitive advice when they encounter internal crises which have the potential to escalate.

Skip to content Home About Us Insights Services Contact Accessibility