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Matthew Renshaw

Associate solicitor

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Matthew is an associate solicitor who assists Dan Leader in the international group claims department, specialising in international human rights claims against multinationals and the state.

Matthew studied Philosophy & Psychology before training as a solicitor, and has completed an LLM in International Human Rights Law at University College, London. On qualification, Matthew spent six months working at the Office of Capital Defence Counsel in Jackson, Mississippi defending indigent persons charged with death penalty eligible offences. He then worked at Bail for Immigration Detainees, helping to secure the release from detention of asylum seekers and migrants. 

Matthew joined the human rights department at Leigh Day in 2009, where he assisted in bringing a successful group action on behalf of those neglected and mistreated at Stafford Hospital.

Matthew joined the international groups claims department at Leigh Day in 2012, and worked on the successful group action on behalf of villagers in the Niger Delta against Shell Petroleum Development Company for environmental damage and loss of earnings caused by oil spills from pipelines operated by Shell. Matthew also recently resolved a claim on behalf of a client who was tortured in the United Arab Emirates. 

Matthew is particularly interested in international human rights litigation.

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