Alex Leonhardt 3

Alex Leonhardt

Year of Call: 2018
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Telephone: 020 7853 8055

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Employment and discrimination

Alex can provide advice, drafting and representation in relation to the full range of employment cases. He also has experience of advising on jurisdiction and Equality Act claims brought in the County Court.

His recent cases include:

  • Successfully representing a claimant in a claim for an unpaid bonus, where the maximum potential bonus was recovered
  • Appearing on behalf of a respondent, successfully defending an unfair dismissal and protected disclosure claim
  • Providing advice and drafting on jurisdiction issues arising from the State Immunity Act
  • Advising and drafting in relation to a discrimination claim brought in the County Court.
  • Articles
    • Strike-out applications of discrimination claims: approach with particular caution

      Mallon v AECOM Ltd, UKEAT/0175/20/LA (V)

      Employment and civil law barrister Alex Leonhardt analyses Mallon v AECOM Ltd, UKEAT/0175/20/LA (V), a case in which the EAT again urged caution in the use of strike-out applications in discrimination cases, and warned against only considering the first of the three duties under s20 of the Equality Act in reasonable adjustment claims.

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Academic qualifications

  • Bar Professional Training Course, Cardiff University 2017-18 (Very competent)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Cardiff University, 2016-17 (Distinction)
  • MA Political Philosophy, University of York, 2011-2012 (Distinction)
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 2005-2008


  • Astbury Scholarship (Major Award), Middle Temple
  • Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple
  • Campbell Foster Prize for performance on the BPTC, Middle Temple