The work we do at Leverets
Leverets has a reputation for forensic rigour and intellectual excellence
Leverets was established as a fused practice in 2018 by Rupert Butler, Barrister, and Stephanie Davies, Solicitor, to provide a streamlined litigation service to businesses, individuals, employers and other legal professionals. Embracing new technologies and located outside London, Leverets is able to provide a highly competitive service enabling wider access to justice for all of its clients.
Since its establishment, Leverets has been instructed as the legal representatives for the Estate of the Late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC generally and in the long-running Independent Inquiry into Historic Sex Abuse (“IICSA”). Leverets is also the legal representative of Camilla Batmanghelidjh in the proceedings brought by the Official Receiver, seeking the disqualification of the Directors and Officers of the charity Keeping Kids Company (in liquidation).
In June 2019 Rupert & Steph, through Leverets, succeeded in persuading the Court of Appeal to quash the conviction of Graham Jones for historic sex abuse while a teacher at Eastbourne College, building on their work at overturning similar miscarriages of justice.
Rupert Butler regularly contributes to debates on current legal topics, including historic sex abuse, and has appeared on Sky News, BBC News and Tortoise News. His contribution to the report by Sir Richard Henriques into the Met Police’s bungled handling of Operation Midland was debated in Parliament and received cross-party support.
Rupert is a founder member of the campaign group FAIR along with Sir Cliff Richard, Paul Gambuccini and Harvey Proctor, advocating for a change in the law on naming suspects before criminal charge.
Rupert is an accredited mediator and available to mediate all types of civil dispute.