Leila achieved first class honours in Law with Business and won the Gerard Maye prize for academic merit before she was awarded the Future Excellence Award, a postgraduate scholarship to study the BPTC at City University, London.
Leila completed the BTPC whilst working full time as a criminal paralegal at Corker Binning where she obtained considerable experience in complex fraud matters including representing traders in SFO, FCA and US Department of Justice investigations into alleged manipulation of LIBOR, FOREX and EURIBOR rate and in the representation of politicians facing extradition proceedings, which involved resisting complex and high profile extradition requests from the Russian government. In addition to this she was responsible for researching the UK’s contribution to Equality Now (An international human rights organisation dedicated to action for the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls and women) and IBA’s research project into rape law. This was presented to the UN with a view to implementing best practice guidelines for sexual violence in all UN member states. Before gaining pupillage Leila co-authored academic textbook, ‘Mothering Justice’ - her book on how organisational innovations, in the criminal justice sector, could improve the lives of vulnerable women and endorsed by Lord David Rambotham “this book should be taken very seriously by politicians, to do what needs to be done to prevent avoidable damage on future generations’ is presently used by many UK universities as part of their criminology undergraduate curriculum.
BPTC – City Law school – VC
Future Lawyer excellence award – City Law School
Gerard Maye Legal award – University of Brighton
LLB Law with Business – University of Brighton – First Class Honours