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Jonny is a solicitor working with Richard Meeran in the International Department.
Jonny has worked at Leigh Day since 2007, when he joined the firm as a paralegal. Since then, he has assisted on a number of high profile corporate accountability cases, including litigation on behalf of 4365 former gold miners who contracted silicosis during their employment on Anglo American mines in South Africa, a large group action involving over 30,000 claimants from Cote d’Ivoire against oil trader Trafigura over the dumping of allegedly toxic waste in the city of Abidjan, and claims against African Barrick Gold (Acacia Mining) regarding injuries and deaths in Tanzania.
Jonny undertook his training contract at the firm from 2015 to 2017. His first seat was in the international department, where he continued to assist on the silicosis litigation, which resulted in a landmark settlement establishing the Q(h)ubeka Trust in 2016. He spent his second seat in the employment department, where he assisted Shubha Banerjee and Chris Benson on the judicial pensions case, advising a group of 230 judges on age, sex and race discrimination claims against the Ministry of Justice in relation to judicial pensions reforms.
Jonny qualified into the international department in September 2017. He is currently assisting Richard Meeran representing five anti-asbestos campaigners whose network was allegedly infiltrated by an industry-engaged corporate spy employed by K2 Intelligence Ltd.
Prior to joining Leigh Day, Jonny completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne, where he graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Arts with Honours in French. Jonny is fluent in French and Italian.  

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