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 appears regularly in the Employment Tribunal on preliminary and final hearings and can provide drafting and advice on the full range of employment cases. He also has experience of advising on jurisdiction, and on claims to be made in the County Courts.

His recent instructions include:

  • Successfully representing a claimant in a claim for an unpaid bonus, where the maximum potential bonus was recovered
  • Advising on a breach of contract claim where there was dispute over contractual interpretation involving the minimum hours to be provided
  • Providing advice and drafting on a disability discrimination case involving a potential jurisdiction issues involving the State Immunity Act.

Alex is also keen to receive instruction on discrimination claims arising otherwise than in an employment context, including as part of his education law practice.

  • 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