Lesley trained with Strathclyde Regional Council, and practiced as an in-house litigator before and after local government re-organisation. Lesley continues to act primarily for public sector clients, who benefit from the particular skills and experience she has developed in this area of law over more than twenty years.

Lesley acts for local government clients, organisations providing care and protection service to both adults and children, social housing providers and the emergency services, providing representation and advice to meet a broad range of legal needs, prior to or during litigation.

Lesley's practice includes defending public and employer's liability claims, fatal accident inquiries, judicial review and landlord and tenant disputes, as well as advising on Freedom of Information and Data Protection issues.  Lesley regularly advises on damages claims for stress at work, for issues arising during operational activities for emergency or caring services, and on high value claims or issues with sensitive public relations implications. Lesley gives practical advice and assistance on managing difficult situations in a manner which minimises potential legal and PR implications and maximises reassurance to the client.