Leigh Hart

Leigh Hart

Call: 2018


Leigh joined chambers in March 2021 and is instructed in all areas of crime, both prosecuting and defending across London, Thames Valley, the Midlands, and the Western Circuit.

Prior to joining chambers, Leigh was in-house counsel at the Crown Prosecution Service. She is a grade 2 prosecutor and is regularly instructed by the CPS as trial counsel.

Leigh is experienced in instilling confidence in witnesses and clients and can approach sensitive cases with tact and compassion.  Leigh is also developing a reputation amongst her peers and the judiciary for being a robust and professional advocate, who can quickly build a rapport with the jury and grasp complex issues on disclosure and admissibility.


  • R v Doran and Tovey (June 2023)
    Instructed as disclosure junior and then prosecution junior in a multi-defendant, multi-complainant case involving historic rape and child cruelty.
  • R v Smith and Mann (November 2022)
    Successfully prosecuted a case involving a revenge attack stabbing in Reading in broad daylight. The initial trial collapsed and led to further charges, following a successful incident of witness intimidation relating to the stabbing.
  • R v Pieper and Others (July 2023)
    Prosecution counsel in a multi-defendant home invasion robbery where the defence for all defendants was mistaken identity
  • R v Mohamed (March 2023)
    Instructed at a late stage as trial counsel for a county lines drugs case involving significant phone evidence, cell site evidence, legal argument, and disclosure.


  • BPTC LLM – The University of Law (2018) – Very Competent
  • GDL – University of Brighton (2017) – Distinction
  • BA Politics – Kingston University (2009) – 2:1


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Western Circuit


13 Apr 2023

Leigh Hart wins prestigious K1 style kickboxing fight at world-famous boxing venue York Hall in Bethnal Green

Huge congratulations to our very own Leigh Hart who just competed in the Combat Fight Series show and won, beating her opponent after 3...

9 Jun 2022

Man who threatened and demanded £100,000 jailed for 6 years – Leigh Hart prosecutes

Kwaku Achampong was charged with blackmail and fraud after sending manipulative and threatening texts, phone calls and letters to two victims. The defendant demanded...

8 Mar 2021

Three new tenants join 2KBW

We are delighted to welcome Daniel ShenSmith, Leigh Hart and Efstathios Divaris to Chambers; they will further strengthen our core practice areas and are...


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