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Leah Dillon qualified as a Solicitor in London in 1999. She is a specialist criminal defence lawyer.
Leah transferred to the Criminal Bar, becoming a barrister in 2004 and joined 7 Harrington Street Chambers where she practised for four years. In 2008 Leah joined Furnival Chambers where she continued to specialise in serious cases for both the Defence and the Prosecution. She prosecuted for both the Crown Prosecution Service and Customs and Excise on a regular basis whilst maintaining her Defence Practice until deciding to leave Chambers and work as In-House Counsel for a firm of solicitors in London.
Leah has vast experience covering a broad range of criminal offences including drugs, serious violence, and fraud. On numerous occasions she has been led by Queens Counsel and Leading Junior Counsel in the Crown Court, dealing with an array of cases including murder and large scale importation of drugs.
After relocating to the South West in 2011 Leah worked for firms across the region as an Employed Barrister. Leah combines her Crown Court advocacy with attendance at the Magistrates’ Court and the Police Station.
Having studied French at Queen Mary and Westfield University in London and having lived in Paris, Leah is fluent in both written and spoken French.