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Tessa Leonard Principal Lawyer, Commercial Real Estate

Experience Profile

Tessa is a commercial property lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

She has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions and has particular expertise in development, regeneration and infrastructure projects, having acted for a number of prominent developers, north west local authorities and development agencies.

She has led teams delivering town centre redevelopment and multi-phased regeneration projects and has handled a wide range of retail, sports and leisure, residential, commercial and mixed use projects for both the public and private sector.

Tessa has a particular interest in and knowledge of public sector issues and funding arrangements.


Career history

  • Since 2016 - Slater and Gordon Lawyers
  • 2010 - 2014 - Cheshire East Borough Council
  • Until 2010 - Eversheds


  • The College of Law, Chester
  • The University of Birmingham