Leonard Herschel Leigh, born 19 September 1935 at Vancouver Canada. I have dual citizenship. I studied law at the University of Alberta (BA 1957, LL.B 1958) and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in Alberta in 1958 and the North-West Territories in 1960. I practised in the Canadian Department of Justice and left in 1962 to do graduate work at the London School of Economics (Ph.D 1966) I was appointed assistant lecturer in law in 1964, Reader in 1971 and Professor of Criminal Law in 1982 all at the LSE. I acted as Head of Department from 1988-1991. I was called to the bar, Inner Temple, in 1993 and had a small practice in chambers.
I have done consulting work for the Council of Europe and for the European Union. I retired from the University in 1997 and became a founding member of Criminal Cases Review Commission, reviewing possible miscarriages of justice in 1997 and retired in 2005.I have acted as chairman of the Beaconsfield High School for Girls PTA,; as chairman of the Student Health Services Committee of the LSE, and as Chairman off the Awards Committee of the Canada Memorial Foundation. I moved to Bloxham in 2016 following the death of my wife and joined the Warriner Choral Society. I felt that it was time to contribute something to the community and so asked to be co-opted to the parish council