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Robbie Leckie


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, French

Robbie Leckie is a partner in CMS’s specialist Infrastructure, Construction and Energy Disputes Team, based in the London office. He advises on claims and disputes arising from major engineering and construction projects, with a particular focus on complex technical disputes within the energy and infrastructure/PFI sectors.  Robbie advises contractor and employer clients on the avoidance and resolution of disputes throughout the project lifecycle, from informal resolution to adjudication, expert determination, arbitration and litigation.  Robbie advises clients on projects throughout the UK and overseas and is qualified to practice both in England and Wales and in Scotland.  Robbie is listed in Chambers 2020 and described by Who’s Who Legal 2019 and 2020 as a Future Leader amongst partners in construction law.

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"A lawyer who is 'highly regarded for his litigation work' and highlight his presence 'working on high-value disputes'."

Chambers, 2020

“A very knowledgeable lawyer involved in high profile cases, with expertise in complex construction-related disputes”.

Who’s Who Legal Construction, 2020

“…stands out for his work in high-profile cases in construction, particularly those related to the energy sector”.

Who’s Who Legal Construction, 2019


  • 2002 – Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law, Glasgow.
  • 2001 – LLB (Hons) (European), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
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