Leanne Woods speaks on disclosure at AvMA Inquests Conference - May 2018
Local Government & Police Law
Leanne’s experience covers the full spectrum of police law work and in particular, civil actions against the police, inquests and public law. She also has expertise in disclosure and public interest immunity issues and a special interest in cases with a mental health element. Leanne has acted for and advised a large number of forces around the country and other bodies, such as Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).
- Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v NHS England: Leanne was instructed by the Metropolitan Police in a judicial review of the publication of conclusions reached by NHS England in a serious incident report that criticised the police’s exercise of powers under s.136 Mental Health Act 1983.
- Inquest into the death of Daniel Maynard: Acting for the Metropolitan Police Service in inquest into death of a mentally ill man who killed himself after police contact.
- Inquests into the 52 deaths arising from the 7 July 2005 London bombings: Leanne was instructed as sole junior for the British Transport Police in these high profile inquests.
- X v Google Inc: Acting for a police force in a High Court application to vary an order for disclosure of information based on the potential prejudice that disclosure would have to the police investigation into serious crime. Application was made urgently and without notice and included requests for anonymity.
1COR members featured in the latest AvMA Newsletter - Apr 2018
Clodagh Bradley QC appointed as Vice Chair and Leanne Woods elected as an Executive Committee Member of the PNBA - Dec 2017
Peter Skelton QC and Robert Wastell, Leanne Woods instructed as counsel for the inquest into Mr Perepilichnyy’s death - Apr 2017
Leanne Woods appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown - Jul 2016
Leanne Woods appears in inquest into death of 14 year old girl in psychiatric in-patient care - Jun 2016
Leanne Woods acts in high profile inquest into millionaire’s death - Jul 2015