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Leigh Whittaker

Leigh Whittaker

Senior Associate

  • Location: Manchester
  • Email: Leigh Whittaker
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 161 836 7779
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 778 831 2245


Leigh is a senior associate in the corporate team who advises on a range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and general corporate governance matters.


Leigh’s experience includes advising listed companies, large and medium-sized private companies, private equity houses, management teams and entrepreneurs.


  • Acted on various transactions for Palatine Private Equity, Peninsula Business Services and Cordant Group Plc.
  • Advised Inspired Energy Plc on a cross border acquisition and the associated share placing and group refinance.
  • Advised the management team of La Tasca, on its sale to Casual Dining Group.
  • In 2016, Leigh was named North West Young Lawyer of the Year at the Insider Young Professional Awards.


Leigh regularly participates in a range of sports, including football, cycling, golf and squash. He also enjoys cooking and music.