Siobhan Leonard


I advise on a range of private and public clients in their interaction with government departments and regulatory bodies, specialising in contracting (including funding agreements), administrative law advice and statutory interpretation. 

Before joining Duncan Cotterill, I spent a number of years acting as in-house counsel for a government regulator. I have in-depth knowledge of the complex landscape government agencies operate in and I have extensive experience providing advice on a range of matters including government decision making and the development of regulatory instruments. During my time as in-house counsel I was also involved in a number of prosecutions and appeals which included appearances in the District and High Court. My experience in litigation adds another useful layer to my advice which is commercially astute and defensible. 

I enjoy working on novel issues and providing advice for clients that is solutions focused and pragmatic.