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Kitchen, Leo

Leo Kitchen

Direct Tel: +44 20 7653-2088, Direct Fax: +44 20 7653 2100
Tel: +44 20 7653 2000 Fax: +44 20 7653 2100

Leo Kitchen is a senior associate and solicitor advocate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office. His practice centres on complex commercial and financial litigation, with particular focus on competition-related collective proceedings and follow-on damages claims, as well as complex civil fraud and disputes arising under the ISDA Master Agreement.

Leo’s experience encompasses acting for both claimants and defendants in a wide variety of different courts and tribunals, including numerous appearances before the English High Court (most frequently the Commercial Court) and appellate courts, as well as the Competition Appeals Tribunal and the first-tier and upper tax tribunals. He has advised clients in relation to disputes in a diverse range of business sectors, including most prominently those in the financial and payment services sector, the transport and aerospace sector and the energy sector. Leo has also advised clients in relation to a variety of insurance-related matters, both from a regulatory and contentious perspective. Additionally, Leo has been recognized by Legal 500 UK  as a Rising Star for Banking Litigation: Investment & Retail for three consecutive years. 

Leo graduated with a first class degree in History from the University of Durham in 2009, before completing his legal studies at BPP Law School in London. Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Leo was an associate at a magic circle law firm in London. As a trainee solicitor he spent 6 months in Hong Kong.

  • BPP Law School, London
  • (Legal Practice Course, Distinction, 2011)
  • (Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction, 2010)
  • University of Durham
  • (B.A., Hons, History, 2009)
    • First Class

Solicitor of the High Court of England & Wales

Ranked by Legal 500 UK as a Rising Star for Banking Litigation: Investment & Retail, 2020-2022