About Benedict Leung

Benedict Leung believes that the overwhelming majority of people charged with Criminal Offences simply made a mistake and that they should not spend the rest of their lives paying for that mistake.  Benedict has seen the impact a criminal record has on a person’s ability to work, travel, and live their lives.  Because of this he works tirelessly for his clients.  He knows the difficult fight that people face when they are charged with any offence and will be with you through the whole process.

Benedict Leung began his criminal defence career while still in Law School.  Benedict has helped hundreds of low income Calgarians and Southern Albertans who were charged with criminal offences at Student Legal Assistance (SLA) first as a volunteer caseworker, and eventually as the Student Director.  As part of SLA he was instrumental in bringing in the Trial Confirmation Process whereby self-represented individuals facing criminal charges were able to receive legal assistance prior to their trials.

Benedict employs all the tools available to him to achieve the best results for his clients.  He understands the enormous stress a trial brings to his clients.  Benedict’s skills at trials are highlighted by the Donald Sabey Q.C. Award he received at the University of Calgary for the most outstanding ability in Trial Advocacy. Benedict is also unique in that he is in a select group of students who had run over 30 trials before they had graduated from law school.

After graduating, Benedict Leung completed his articles under Timothy Foster, a leading impaired driving and criminal defence lawyer in Calgary.  During this time he was able to further refine and hone his considerable skills.  He has worked on hundreds of impaired driving files and prides himself in providing a highly skilled defence.

Benedict Leung now works as an independent associate at Foster, Iovinelli, Beyak, a leading association of independent criminal defence lawyers, and he deals with all manner of criminal charges.

Benedict has also seen the challenges a lot of Calgarians have in accessing justice and devotes a portion of his time to providing pro-bono services and reduced fee services.

Need help? Benedict Leung is available 24/7.