Robert Leonard

Practice Director

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Telephone: 01202 292 102

Rob joined chambers in 1994 during a gap year after successfully completing a BTEC National at Brockenhurst college: he liked it and has been here ever since. In that time he has worked his way through the ranks to become our practice director for the family team across the whole of chambers. Rob has a very detailed understanding of both chambers and our clients needs, he can offer detailed information and guidance on any aspect of the family team and its members.

Rob prides himself on his enthusiastic, “can do approach” and is always happy to go the extra mile for clients.

Outside of chambers Rob is a keen follower of the varying fortunes of Southampton football club and attends as many live music events as possible.


"The knowledge and experience of the barristers with the support of their clerking team is extraordinary." "The clerks are excellent and trustworthy in their recommendations." "The clerking at 3PB is excellent. The clerks are efficient and proactive. They work well as a team and give second-to-none customer service." Robert Leonard and Ian Charlton are the family practice directors.

Chambers and Partners 2021

Client service: "In the professionalism of their clerking and the range of counsel available, I have never failed to be impressed by 3PB." "They are well organised and forward-thinking." "My overall impression is excellent, from clerks to counsel and everything in between. They have fantastic teamwork." Robert Leonard and Ian Charlton are family practice directors.

Chambers and Partners 2020


Robert Leonard is an excellent role model for his team of clerks and is very supportive‘.

Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

“Rob Leonard is a good head clerk, very approachable and always has a ‘can do’ attitude.”

Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

‘runs a tight ship and will always bend over backwards when solicitors need counsel at short notice’

Legal 500 UK Bar 2020