Leah Selkirk

Leah Selkirk

Senior Associate

  • Manchester
  • +(44)(0)16234 8743
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What can Leah do for you?

Leah is a specialist healthcare lawyer. She acts for NHS trusts, ICBs and other healthcare organisations. She advises on complex high-profile investigations, often involving the police and regulatory bodies and inquiries. Leah also specialises in mental capacity law cases involving capacity issues, best interests and deprivation of liberty challenges in the Court of Protection and High Court under its inherent jurisdiction.

Supporting your ambitions

Leah forms strong relationships with clients. She's known as a trusted advisor and delivers high quality advice in a straightforward, accessible and personable way. Leah is a “safe pair of hands” in servicing complex and high-profile matters. Clients have “significant confidence in her capacity to deliver, her calm demeanour, yet also her forensic attention to detail.” She has a true understanding that the clients she works with have extremely busy roles and so she works flexibly to accommodate needs.

Leah delivers various webinar and seminar training sessions covering topics including the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty authorisations.

What do others say?

"Leah is a great solicitor. She has done big cases in the Court of Appeal (E&F) and is a real leader in issues around children with mental health issues. She is very knowledgeable and easy to work with." – The Legal 500 2024 

“I have worked with Leah Selkirk on a complex High Court case and she was excellent, how she retained the level of detail on the case that she did I will never know! Leah is very easy to work with and professional.” – The Legal 500 2023

“Exceptional.” – The Legal 500 2023

What else should you know?

Leah is nationally renowned for her expertise in advising statutory bodies on capacity to engage in sexual relations cases that deal with novel legal, ethical and human rights issues, which continue to be tested in the courts. Notably, she was instructed by the CCG in the landmark court case Re C [2021] EWCOP 25, [2021] EWCA Civ 1527.

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