Leverets is a combined Barrister/Solicitor practice offering advocacy and representation in litigation and disputes in England and Wales, with particular expertise in public enquiries and employment-related investigations and appeals.
Litigation expertise matched by business understanding
Established in 2018, Leverets is active in exceptional, high-value cases on behalf of international and corporate clients as well as high profile individuals. We are also working with a number of SME business leaders on finding practical, mediated solutions to their legal challenges.
Leverets lawyers have broad experience of both litigation and transactional matters. Our principal areas of work are now centred around four fields of law where our extensive experience and blended service of strategic and advocacy skills are a particularly powerful combination.
Our Leadership Team
We are proud to count years of experience and a breadth of expertise among our team, enabling us to offer leading legal services across a range of specialisms. Our track record working on high profile cases speaks for itself. When you work with Leverets, you’re in safe hands.
Kids Company Chief Executive Camila Batmanghelidjh praises Leverets on BBC Radio 4 ‘Woman’s Hour’ Interview
Fresh from her High Court success in fighting the threat of disqualification, Camila Batmanghelidjh was interviewed by Woman’s Hour presenter Emma Barnett on the popular BBC Radio 4 programme last week. In the interview, Batmanghelidjh was keen to emphasise the debt she owed to the Leverets team, led by Rupert Butler, which had acted so successfully for her.
The Jimmy Savile scandal – involving widespread sexual abuse of many children ‘in plain sight’ – was a landmark event that acted as a wake-up call to the authorities. The result was the setting up in March 2015 of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (“IICSA”) as a statutory inquiry so as to make recommendations to ensure the best possible protection for children in the future. Leverets guided the Janner family through all of IICSA’s harrowing processes, advising on how best to protect their family and their father’s reputation. This required not only forensic rigour but sensitivity and empathy at a time when family members were grieving over his death.
Leverets successfully acted for Camila Batmangheldijh in the attempt by the Official Receiver to disqualify her as a de facto company director along with the other members of the Kids Company’s Trustee Board. In this landmark case Mrs Justice Falk held “disqualification was not warranted against any of the Trustees” as well as ruling that Camila Batmanghelidjh was not even a director. The Defendants maintained that it was unfounded allegations of sexual abuse during July 2015 which had sealed the charity’s fate.