Jamie Leonard

Jamie Leonard


Areas of Expertise

Jamie has particular expertise in advising on a wide range of commercial contracts including construction contracts, service level agreements and PFI and public private partnership arrangements.

He works across a broad array of sectors including housing (incorporating student accommodation, co-living and social housing), leisure, education and care.

He acts for Registered Providers, private investment companies, leisure operators, contractors, sub-contractors and special purpose vehicles.


Jamie trained with us before qualifying into the Real Estate and Projects team in October 2016. He has worked on numerous large scale transactions including the development of a stadium and community hub complex in York, the redevelopment and regeneration of a 36 hectare estate in South West London and a £190m section 106 redevelopment scheme in East London. Before joining Devonshires Jamie worked in Parliament as an assistant to the then Minister for Housing and Local Government.


Jamie has recently had an article published in the Devonshires’ weekly bulletin on the subject of “Preparing for PFI Contract Expiry”.

He also regularly contributes to our Real Estate and Projects ‘IT’S THE LAW’ client briefs.


Jamie graduated from Exeter University with a BA hons in History, before completing his GDL and LPC at BPP Law School in Holborn.


Jamie is a keen tennis player, golfer and cricketer. He has even been known to open the batting in the annual client cricket match although has yet to significantly trouble the scorers…

Get in touch

020 7880 4246
London Office
Devonshires Solicitors LLP
30 Finsbury Circus

Notable Cases

Jamie has advised clients on large scale student accommodation projects in Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire and Essex. He has also been involved with local government led stadia development schemes in York and Bath. He regularly advises clients on leisure services procurement and development.

Jamie was involved with the team that advised one of the G15 RPs on a multi-million pound acquisition of a site in Brighton, in conjuncture with one of the countries’ largest developers.

Jamie also advises clients in relation to procurement law. He recently worked on a procurement challenge on the developing area of law concerning abnormally low pricing in construction tenders.


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