Kyela Leakey is an independent consultant. She was a Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Glasgow rom 2013 to 2018. She holds a PhD from the University of London, an LLM from University College London and a BA (Hons) in law from Cambridge University. Having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005, she is a non-practicing barrister.

Before doing her doctorate her interests included, among other things, judicial integrity and anti-corruption. She was a consultant to Transparency International Kenya and later an adviser to the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin, working on the Global Corruption Report 2007: Combating Corruption in Judicial Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2007). She was a Teaching Associate at Queen Mary, University of London from 2009-2012, teaching public law and administrative law; and she was the Editorial Assistant at the journal Public Law from 2006-2012.

Related Publications

Combating illicit financial flows: The role of the international community

  • g20
  • illicit financial flows
  • multilateral aid
  • bilateral aid
  • multilateral and bilateral donor agencies

International good practice in anti-corruption legislation

  • asian development bank
  • anti-corruption legislation
  • adb

Malawi: Overview of Corruption and Anti-Corruption

  • malawi

Examples of integrity agreements for consultants and advisors

  • integrity
  • consultants
  • advisors

Interagency coordination mechanisms: improving the effectiveness of national anti-corruption efforts

  • anti-corruption agencies
  • institution building
  • coordination

Kyela Leakey


Member, Edinburgh Centre for Constotutional Law

Professional Title

Independent Consultant


  • Europe and Central Asia




Judicial independence; Judici accountability; Judicial integrity and corruption

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