Leora joined Burgess Mee Family Law in November 2020 as a solicitor. She was promoted to Associate in September 2022. She previously worked at Vardags where she completed her training contract and qualified as a solicitor in January 2019. Leora advises on a wide range of family law issues, including divorce and private children cases, and has particular experience in high net worth matrimonial cases, typically involving international and/or business assets, as well as Schedule 1 and TOLATA matters. She has specialist knowledge and experience of dealing with cases involving non-disclosure, disclosure from third parties and intervenors.
Leora is an active member of Resolution; the largest organisation of family lawyers that encourages a constructive approach to resolving family issues. She was recently appointed onto the Resolution Drafting Committee which focuses on ensuring the precedents for financial remedy orders and agreements are correct, up to date in accordance with latest case law and promotes best practice.
Leora’s experience also extends to Private Client matters, including the preparation of wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and dealing with claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975. She is an active part of Burgess Mee’s Private Client team. She passed, with Distinction, the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation Exam in November 2020 and continues to be a member of STEP.
Leora studied English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and achieved a 2:1. She was awarded an Astbury Scholarship and Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition from The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple to study the Graduate Diploma in Law which she undertook at City University London and attained a Commendation. Leora then completed the LPC at BPP Law School and obtained her Higher Rights (Civil) with the University of Law.
Whilst at City University, Leora worked on a number of pro bono schemes including The School Exclusions Project, an initiative aiding permanently excluded children’s return to mainstream education by providing legal advice and advocacy. She was a Group Leader in Big Voice London’s model law commission which focused on potential changes to the law surrounding surrogacy as well as a Mentor for the Vocalise debating program.
A client has said of Leora, “
’[It is] a pleasure to recommend [Natalie, Leora and the] firm and I'll always appreciate your contribution to creating security and a stable financial foundation for [my daughter]."
When not working, Leora is most likely to be pursuing her passion for dance or yoga. She is classically trained in Ballet, Modern and Tap dance and regularly attends classes across London. Her other interests include food, cinema, Scrabble and beautiful shoes.