Keren works in Leigh Day’s international and group claims
department, specialising in international human rights claims against multinationals and the state.
Keren moved to Leigh Day in 2007 after working as a civil litigator at Maurice Blackburn lawyers in Melbourne, Australia, where she qualified in 2005. She 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.
Since joining Leigh Day, Keren has been involved in a number of high profile cases, including:
- Motto & Ors v Trafigura: A case on behalf of 30,000 residents of the Cote d’Ivoire against multinational oil trader Trafigura arising from the dumping of allegedly toxic waste in the commercial capital, Abidjan, in 2006. This claim was successfully settled out of court in September 2009.
- Mohamed v The Security Service & Ors: A claim on behalf of British resident Binyam Mohamed against the British Security Services and others for their alleged complicity in his torture and rendition to Pakistan, Morocco, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. This claim was successfully resolved following mediation with the UK Government in October 2010.
Keren is currently part of a team representing Iraqi and Afghan civilians in claims against the British Ministry of Defence for their alleged torture, abuse or unlawful detention by the British Armed Forces.