1 April 2012
Leigh Day & Co is delighted to announce that three of its lawyers have been promoted to partner from 1st April 2012. Two of the new partners, barrister Daniel Leader and solicitor Keren Adams are members of the international group claims
team, while solicitor Christine Tallon is a personal injury claims
Barrister Dan Leader joined Leigh Day & Co from 36 Bedford Row, the Chambers of Frances Oldham QC in April 2008. He has seven years’ experience as a barrister, specialising in personal injury, employment law and human rights. Before joining the Bar, Dan worked on human rights and public interest law in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya. He was awarded the Bar Pro Bono Award for this work in 2001. In 2005 he was a member of a parliamentary working group which made detailed recommendations to the Government on the implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. He has a longstanding interest in international human rights litigation and works in the international and group claims department, specifically on international claims with Martyn Day and Sapna Malik. His cases have included the Nigeria oil spill litigation
against Shell, the Kenya colonial torture cases against the British Government
and the Baha Mousa Inquiry
Solicitor Keren Adams specialises in international human rights litigation
and works with Sapna Malik in the firm’s international claims department. She joined the firm in 2007 after working as a civil litigator at Maurice Blackburn lawyers in Melbourne, Australia, where she qualified in 2005. She has also previously worked at the Centre for Human Rights Legal Action in Guatemala on claims through the Inter-American system relating to state torture and forced disappearances. Keren is currently part of a team representing around 300 Iraqi civilians in claims against the British Ministry of Defence for their alleged torture, abuse or unlawful detention by the British Armed Forces in Iraq.
Solicitor Christine Tallon is a member of the personal injury department
and joined the firm in 2007. She previously worked as a partner at Hugh James. Christine specialises in securing compensation for her clients in high value catastrophic injury claims, including brain
and spinal injury
and amputee claims
, and fatal accidents for both adults and children. Many of Christine’s clients have been injured in road traffic accidents
, either as pedestrians, passengers, or drivers. She also handles claims involving accidents abroad in which jurisdictional issues often arise. She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), a member of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) and an accredited member of the Law Society Personal Injury panel. She is a co-author of the APIL Guide to Evidence published in March 2011.
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