Leah Alpren-Waterman Leah Alpren-Waterman

Leah Alpren-Waterman

Professional Support Lawyer London

T: +44 20 3036 9827

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. She joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2012, where she specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration.  She is responsible for legal training and knowledge management, and also provides assistance in relation to business development matters.

Leah is a contributor to the first and second editions of “Commercial Litigation” published by Sweet and Maxwell, as well as the second edition of “Advertising Law and Regulation”, published by Bloomsbury Professional.  She has also written for various legal publications including Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Commercial Litigation Journal, Insurance Day and the IBA International Litigation Newsletter.

Leah is also a CEDR accredited mediator.


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  • 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.
  • 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.


  1. 2004 · College of Law – Legal Practice Course (Distinction)
  2. 2003 · College of Law – Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
  3. 2002 · Sussex University – BA (Hons) English and Media Studies (First Class)

memberships & associations

  1. Law Society of England & Wales
  2. London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  3. London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC)
  4. London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)