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“We're Leigh Day and we believe everyone has the right to justice and for their voice to be heard.”
Benjamin has a background working in the field of human rights in India and the Balkans. On qualification he practised as a commercial litigator before joining the Refugee Legal Centre (latterly Refugee and Migrant Justice) where he specialised in preparing and conducting appeals before the asylum tribunal.
His final role at RMJ was as a strategic litigation solicitor bringing appeals and judicial review challenges on behalf of migrants in the UK. Most recently Benjamin worked at Birnberg Peirce & Partners in the field of human rights and national security, advising clients subjected to anti-terrorism measures such as control orders, deportation, exclusion, deprivation of citizenship and extradition. Benjamin has experience of pursuing public law claims at all levels including the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.
Benjamin currently works in the international and group claims team at Leigh Day representing a number of Iraqi citizens bringing claims against the British Ministry of Defence for alleged torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, unlawful assaults and negligence. Benjamin is also working on product liability claims against the manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip implants, including Zimmer Durom hip implants.