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Benjamin Burrows' "work is of the highest standard." He "explores every angle" and is praised for his "impressive tactical approach." – Chambers and partners
"He has an eye for spotting novel legal points, and is realistic, personable and very good with clients." – Chambers and partners

Benjamin is an associate solicitor in the human rights department at Leigh Day.  He is the head of the prison team, where he exclusively acts for people who are in prison or who have been in prison. 

Benjamin’s work includes private law claims for compensation, public law claims for judicial review and inquests.  His work can cover a broad range of litigation, but has a particular focus on discrimination, healthcare and inquests.  

Benjamin’s is recognised as a leading solicitor for his work in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.  He is a member of the executive committee for the Association of Prison Lawyers.

Benjamin joined Leigh Day as a trainee solicitor in September 2007, and qualified as a solicitor in October 2009.  He has a BA in History and a Masters in Post-war Reconstruction and Development.  He worked for a number of international NGOs and charities before becoming a solicitor.

Feedback from clients:

“At what was the worst part of my life, Benjamin always treated me with the utmost respect, dignity and sensitivity.  Whilst both my cases may not have been ‘headline’ worthy, the outcomes and the compensation that was awarded have allowed me to restart some semblance of a normal life”.  

"I pay tribute to your very professional team of solicitors.  I can guarantee that anyone that has Benjamin Burrows on their side has excellent advice – your firm of solicitors is a credit to the legal profession."

“Together with his team, Benjamin Burrows worked tirelessly and tenaciously to not just meet my high expectations but to consistently exceed them.  His knowledge and professionalism have guided and prepared my claim with acuity and strength that has clearly prompted respect from the defendants.  He is passionate about his client’s needs because he genuinely cares about our rights”. 

Publications & media

Benjamin regularly gives external talks and writes external articles on the issue of prisoners’ rights.  Recent examples include:



  • Chambers and partners guide to the legal profession
  • Legal 500 Rising Star

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