Tora Leslie

Consultant Solicitor - Commercial Property and More

Commercial Property

What do you do?

As a solicitor in the commercial property/commercial team, I act for many clients including borrowers and lenders in refinancing matters, large scale developers and individuals on commercial leasehold and freehold purchases as well as joint venture partners, landlords, tenants and  businesses.

Having graduated with a First in Law at Queen Mary University, I completed my training contract at Huggins in 2009 and returned as a Consultant in 2017 after working in Central London specialising in national defence and infrastructure planning and inquiry law.

How do you make a difference for your clients?

Very few of us follow the 9-5 lifestyle anymore and that is particularly true of clients who instruct me in fast moving commercial transactions and refinancing work. As such, offering contact at times and in ways which fit in with my client’s own commitments is invaluable. With a little help from modern technology (and a good alarm clock!), I do my best to be available for them when it matters. 

Why do your clients like working with you? 

I make a point of quickly identifying my clients’ individual needs which enables me to take their matters through to successful conclusion in the most cost and time efficient way possible.

I can also speak French and Spanish which has proven to be surprisingly useful at times.

Private Client 

What do you do?

In the private client department, I advise clients in the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and estate planning and administration (probate).

I am a member of STEP (the global Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and the Law Society Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme.

Why do your clients like working with you?

The law has a reputation for being complex, rigid and unapproachable but it doesn't have to be that way. Guiding my clients through difficult legal concepts in a way that is compassionate and easy to understand gives them reassurance and confidence in the legal process.

What do you like about your job?

I love learning new things and the law gives me an unparalleled opportunity to develop my professional interests in a number of areas. 

  • You have been so good to us and it has been lovely to have met you. Thank you so much.

  • We have also used Huggins to draw up our wills and were introduced to Tora Leslie who was brilliant. She got straight to business and within days our wills were completed exactly how I had in mind. Fantastic service from start to finish!

  • Writing a will it was a very upsetting moment for me but Tora Leslie the consultant solicitor at Huggins Lewis Foskett Solicitors made it much easier. She was so Friendly ,helpful and very supportive . People never seem to give good feedback but Tora made this emotional moment much better and I wanted it to be recognised, 5 star to her. Thank you very much.