Lesley was educated in Durham and read law at Liverpool University. In 1990 Lesley joined Ward Hadaway as an Articled Clerk.
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1992, Lesley has worked in Ward Hadaway’s Commercial Property Team dealing with all aspects of commercial property work, but in particular development work (residential, commercial and mixed use schemes) acting for either landowners or developers.
Lesley has a separate professional qualification as a Notary Public, enabling her to offer a range of services to clients concerned with international matters.
As a Head of Department at Ward Hadaway Lesley leads an ever growing and profitable 70 plus person award winning, cross office (Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester) Housing Department in its plans for continued growth, increased market share, enhanced profile and advancement into new business areas within the Housing Sector.
Lesley is a member of Ward Hadaway’s Management Board of 8 Partners having overall responsibility for all aspects of the Firm’s business, its success and its strategic direction.
Outside work Lesley likes dog walking, skiing, international travel, good food and following rugby.