Lesley Milne

Senior Chartered Legal Executive

T: 01733 882852

Service Area(s):

  • Agriculture and rural services
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Debt recovery and Insolvency
  • Property Litigation


  • Peterborough

Lesley is a Senior Chartered Legal Executive and member of the Property Litigation Association with over 30 years experience in all forms of litigation.

She has worked for regional and national firms gaining a wealth of experience in the County Court, High Court and the Property Chamber Land Registration First Tier Tribunal. Lesley qualified as a legal executive by attending part time courses at Leicester Polytechnic whilst working full time. She has worked at various firms in East Anglia before joining Hunt & Coombs Solicitors in July 2015. Lesley is named by the Legal 500 as a leading individual for commercial litigation, elsewhere in East Anglia.

Lesley also appreciates how stressful, costly and time consuming litigation can be and, where appropriate, she likes to explore alternatives to court proceedings such as mediation or round table negotiations.

Debt recovery experience

Lesley has been dealing with debt recovery claims for over 35 years having begun her career exclusively in that field. Over the years she has dealt with thousands of debt recovery claims for companies that are national, multi branch PLCs to owner managed businesses.

In 2019, Lesley, continued to be a Leading Individual and is recommended by the Legal 500 in the following areas of her expertise.

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2020

 Legal 500 recommended lawyer 2020

Legal 500 Leading Individual

Dispute Resolution - Commercial Litigation - Elsewhere in East Anglia

  • "The litigation team is diligent, dedicated, and very detailed in its approach to handling cases and offering support to its clients." Legal 500 2020
  • "What makes the team stand out is its persistent efforts in going the extra mile and its honest approach while doing it. ." Legal 500 2020
  • "Lesley Milne stands out - she is entirely dedicated to the needs of her clients, and I always feel that I am able to make contact, even when the firm is at its busiest." Legal 500 2020
  • "Hunt & Coombs LLP in Peterborough is 'a powerhouse in the region; this firm has clients that other firms dream of', according to one client. Versatile and highly experienced legal executive Lesley Milne is the key practitioner and clients note that she is 'at the top of her game and equally comfortable in local courts as she is in the High Court'." Legal 500 2020
  • “'vast dispute resolution experience that enables her to put clients at their ease; she never loses sight of the commercial realities of a dispute and the outcomes her clients desire'.” Legal 500 2019
  • "‘The go-to firm in the Fens region for commercial litigation’ according to one client, Hunt & Coombs LLP attracts praise for its ‘attention to detail’." Legal 500 2017

Real Estate - Property Litigation - Elsewhere in East Anglia

  • "The team was refreshingly straightforward, with no legal jargon that went over our heads." Legal 500 2020
  • "Lesley Milne was very friendly, approachable and spoke in simple terms that put us at ease from the outset. We now wouldn't look anywhere else for our needs." Legal 500 2020
  • “Lesley Milne, who is a member of the Property Litigation Association, leads the team and 'stands out from the crowd;” Legal 500 2019
  • “'It provides good value for money and the expertise equates with much larger and more expensive firms; the close-knit team ensures clients feel their needs and concerns are getting the personal attention they deserve',” Legal 500 2019
  • “'Despite its small size, it packs a punch,'” Legal 500 2019
  • "lead lawyer Lesley Milne is the only member of the Property Litigation Association in Peterborough and has more than 30 years’ experience." Legal 500 2017