Daniel Leafe

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Degree: 
LLB Bristol
Year of call and Inn: 
1996; Gray's Inn
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit, FLBA
Specialist Areas: 
Practice Overview: 

Daniel Leafe’s practice is exclusively in family law; “one of the best juniors in the West” Chambers and Partners. He undertakes a broad range of work within this field with an emphasis on matrimonial finance and cohabitation cases.

Publications:

The Encyclopaedia of Financial Provision in Family Matters – Sweet and Maxwell
Essential Family Practice (Finance Volume) – Butterworths
Atkin’s Court Forms – Butterworths

Recommendations:

"Recommended in Band 1."
Chambers and Partners 2018

"Experienced in cohabitation cases."
Legal 500 2017

"Widely respected for his expert handling of complex financial disputes, Daniel Leafe focuses on cohabitation and matrimonial finance issues. He wins warm praise for the strength of his advocacy and ability to think outside the box." "A determined and skilled advocate with a vast knowledge of case law." "He is always thoroughly prepared and has a stylish approach to his advocacy that impresses clients and solicitors alike."
Chambers and Partners 2017

"Intellectually very able but also an excellent communicator."
Legal 500 2016

“He is always thoroughly prepared and has a stylish approach to his advocacy that impresses clients and solicitors alike.” “He is a very particular type of clever, able to come up with solutions that aren’t always obvious; he will see the case home.”
Chambers and Partners 2016

“His strengths lie in matrimonial finance and cohabitation matters”
Legal 500 2015

“He is a tenacious advocate with thorough analytical skills, who thinks outside of the box. He has an excellent intellect. He’s quite hard-hitting but still very professional and extremely well prepared.”
Chambers and Partners 2015

“He is extremely bright and instils real confidence in his clients.”
Chambers and Partners 2014

“punchy, and extremely impressive in court”
Legal 500 2013

“praised for his thorough and balanced approach”
“an exceptional advocate.”
Chambers and Partners 2013

“punches way above his call”
Legal 500 2012

“dynamic yet clear advocacy skills and his ability to take on leading London counsel”
Chambers and Partners 2012

“extremely effective in complex financial cases”
Legal 500 2011

“As soon as they shake his hand the clients know they will be well represented,”
“His advocacy is superb; he just flies when he’s in court,”
Chambers and Partners 2011

“a clever and personable advocate”
Legal 500 2010

Client Testimonials:

Dan Leafe to me will always be a ‘maverick’ indeed, a ‘one off’ and I can see why you like working with him; all that knowledge, confidence, courage of conviction combined with astute law acumen wrapped up in one package!

Clerks:
Michael Harding
E: michael.harding@albionchambers.co.uk
T: 0117 311 0302

Julie Hathway
E: julie.hathway@albionchambers.co.uk
T: 0117 311 0305

Marcus Harding
E: marcus.harding@albionchambers.co.uk
T: 0117 311 0314