Leoni Dempsey Solicitor

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Contact Details

Leoni is a Solicitor in the Real Estate team based in Oxford. During her training, she completed seats within the Charities department and the Commercial Property team, both based in Oxford.

Main areas of practice

Leoni has experience in dealing with a broad range of commercial property work including freehold acquisitions and disposals, title investigations and secured lending. Leoni also deals with the full range of Landlord and Tenant transactions including advising on the granting and taking of commercial leases and the drafting of leases and other ancillary documentation.


Leoni acts for a broad range of clients including private individuals, corporates, limited liability companies and charitable organisations. Leoni also has experience of acting for both landlord and tenant clients in connection with leasehold transactions.

Other expertise

During her training contract with the firm, she completed seats within the Charities team, the Succession and Tax Team, the Commercial Litigation team and the Commercial Property team, all based in Oxford.


Leoni is an active member of the Corporate Responsibility committee in the Oxford office. In this role, she regularly promotes fundraising events and activities from across the office, and has organised numerous charity events, both for the office's designated charity and for other local charities. 


Leoni’s Blog

Electronic signatures – the future for Lasting Powers of Attorney?

Could electronic signatures on Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) be a thing of the future? If so, what are the pitfalls of signing such a legal document electronically?

Related Knowledge & Resources

Developers are warned by the Court of Appeal not to take the law into their own hands

Local authorities will be pleased to note that the Court of Appeal accepts that they only have to consider planning issues when presented with a planning application.

Chancellor announces changes to stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers but with no changes for the rest of the market

As had been hinted at over the weekend, in today's Autumn Budget, Phillip Hammond has announced changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") to assist first time buyers to be known as "Discount Relief".

'What a load of rubbish!' - Fly-tipping on private land

With fly-tipping on the increase, private landowners are becoming more concerned about their rights and responsibilities. Our expert discusses the remedies for private land owners as well as the preventive measures that can be taken.

Real Estate: Proposals for Enfranchisement Reform: Have they raised more questions than answers?

After being invited to attend the Law Commission Symposium on 5 November 2018 to hear the proposals for enfranchisement reform and discuss how they will work in practice, Louise Uphill examines the key points.

A Guide to Civil Penalties for Landlords

Nationwide (England) from 1 February 2016

Client Guide: Use of Discretionary Trusts

A guide to the reasons why it may not be desirable to leave assets directly to a beneficiary on your death.