Leah Alpren-Waterman

Leah Alpren-Waterman
Professional Support Lawyer


T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 3036 9827
M: +44 7738 571884

Summary Open

Leah is a Professional Support Lawyer in the firm’s Dispute Resolution group in London.

Leah qualified as a Solicitor specialising in media litigation in 2006 and became a professional support lawyer in 2009.

Leah joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2012, where she specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Education Open

  • 2004: College of Law – Legal Practice Course (Distinction)
  • 2003: College of Law – Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
  • 2002: Sussex University – BA (Hons) English and Media Studies (First Class)

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Co-presenter of a seminar on “International Arbitration and the London Perspective”, given to students of the 24 Ore business school in Rome.
  • Co-author of England and Wales chapter of “Commercial Litigation” (1st and 2nd editions), Sweet & Maxwell International Series.
  • “Problems in pricing? Mastering Market Quotation under the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement”, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law.
  • “A contingency fee by any other name”, Commercial Litigation Journal.
  • “Emerging trends in the litigation landscape”, Insurance Day.
  • “Recent reform of financial regulation in the UK – more work for litigators?”, IBA International Litigation Newsletter.
  • Co-author of England and Wales chapter of “A comparative study of costs in defamation proceedings across Europe”, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford.
  • Contributor to “Advertising Law and Regulation” (2nd edition), Bloomsbury Professional.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC)
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)

Employment Record Open

  • 2012 – present: Professional Support Lawyer, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2009 – 2012: Professional Support Lawyer, Clyde & Co (formerly Barlow Lyde & Gilbert)
  • 2004 – 2009: Trainee and Associate, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain