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Astrid Perry

Associate solicitor

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Astrid Perry is an associate solicitor in the International and Group Claims department assisting Martyn Day. She specialises in cases relating to corporate human rights abuses and environmental damage. Since joining Leigh Day she has worked on a number of different state and corporate accountability cases, including:
  • A claim brought by Mau-Mau veterans against the UK government for the torture suffered at the hands of the British in the lead-up to Kenyan independence. The claim successfully settled in 2013.
  • A claim brought against Shell Petroleum on behalf of 15,000 Nigerian fishermen and women for the environmental damage suffered by their community as a result of two large oil spills. The claim successfully settled in 2014 for £55 million.
  • A claim being brought by 142 individuals living in a remote region of Sierra Leone against a British mining company for the human rights’ abuses suffered allegedly at the hand of mine company employees and the Sierra Leonean police force.

Prior to joining Leigh Day on qualification, Astrid trained as a solicitor at city law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and worked as a paralegal at both Birnberg Peirce and Bindmans in their criminal and public law departments. She has also volunteered for a number of human rights organisations including Amnesty, Fair Trials International and Tower Hamlets Law Centre. Astrid studied at School of Oriental and African Studies and has a law degree with first class honours.

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