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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. Benjamin subsequently 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.

Benjamin has had conduct of the following cases previously:


Since joining Leigh Day, Benjamin has worked on number of cases including:


Benjamin works in the international and group claims department at Leigh Day, specialising in corporate accountability cases.

He is currently working on a claim against Xstrata brought on behalf of group of 22 Peruvian citizens who allegedly suffered significant harm during a public protest regarding the impact of the mine on their local community.  The case - Daniel Alfredo Condori Vilca and ors v Xstrata Limited (1) Compania Minera Antapaccay S.A, and 27.4.16. - was described by The Lawyer as one of the top 20 cases of 2016).

Benjamin is also investigating claims by victims of trafficking and labour exploitation domestically and overseas, against their traffickers and those profiting from exploitation. Additionally, Benjamin is working on a project with FLEX (Focus On Labour Exploitation) carrying out pre-litigation research on the Modern Slavery Act to identify gaps in the Act’s provisions in relation to the protection needs of victims of trafficking.

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