Leanne accepts briefs in all areas of commercial law and appears both led and unled.
Leanne was recognised as a Leading Junior of the Australian Bar in Commercial Disputes in the 2024 and 2023 editions of the Legal 500, and as a Rising Star in the 2022 edition. She is described as having “a number of strengths. She has an exceptional knowledge of the law and judgement, and she is dedicated and extremely hard working” and “She always makes the time to produce high quality work on a tight timeline”. She is recommended as "Careful, thorough and intelligent. Extremely responsive and dedicated. A measured advocate and a battle hardened litigator” and as having “superb judgement for a barrister of her experience”.
Leanne has also been recognised as a leading NSW Insolvency and Restructuring Junior Counsel in the 2023 Doyles Guide and as a leading NSW Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel in the 2022 Doyles Guide.
Leanne specialises in Commercial, Corporations, Equity, Class Actions, Competition, Insolvency and Real Property matters. She appears primarily in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and in the Federal Court of Australia, as well as in other Courts and Tribunals, regulatory hearings, examinations and ADR.
Prior to joining the Bar in 2017, Leanne practised as a commercial litigation solicitor for 15 years, including as Special Counsel, at Baker McKenzie.
Leanne was previously an Associate to the Hon. Justice Lindgren AM QC of the Federal Court of Australia. She holds a Master of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney.