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Paul Dowling

Associate solicitor

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Paul is an associate solicitor specialising in international human rights and environmental litigation.

Prior to joining Leigh Day Paul worked at Madrid-based international commercial firm Uria Menendez. He trained and qualified as a solicitor with Leigh Day in January 2009. Prior to qualification Paul also spent a period working with the CAJAR human rights lawyers collective in Bogota, Colombia.

Since joining Leigh Day Paul’s notable cases have included:


Paul has a particular interest in the impacts of large-scale extractive industry projects on local communities, and in 2015 drafted an amicus curiae brief in a constitutional rights protection case relating to the ill health of an indigenous Colombian boy allegedly caused by pollution from an open pit coal mine. Paul is a trustee of the Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme.

Paul holds a Masters with Distinction in International Economic Law from Birkbeck College, University of London, for which he received an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award after graduating with the top mark on his degree programme.

Paul contributed to Leigh Day’s written submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry on Business and Human Rights in August 2016.

Paul speaks fluent Spanish.

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