Leonard Hawkes was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1980, and admitted as a solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales in 1993. Leonard has practised English, European and international law from Brussels since 1984. He is a member of the European lawyers list of the Brussels Bar (OBFG). He is of counsel to FLINN and was previously European counsel to a major US international law firm and the Brussels partner of a City of London firm of solicitors. Leonard speaks English and French.