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Thank you so much for all your help from me and my family, you have been amazing from start to finish and dealt with me in such a way as to make this journey as painless as possible. – Client of Rebekah
Rebekah is a solicitor in the international and group claims department, specialising in the area of international sexual abuse.
 
Since joining Leigh Day in 2010, Rebekah has assisted Martyn Day on a variety of legal cases, including a claim against Shell, on behalf of thousands of villagers in the Niger Delta seeking compensation for the environmental damage caused by two large oil spills.  

Rebekah was heavily involved in the claim brought by four Mau Mau veterans against the British Government for the sexual abuse and torture they suffered in the 1950s during the Kenyan struggle for independence.
 
Rebekah trained in the clinical negligence department and the international and group claims department at Leigh Day and also completed a secondment to the Shadow Attorney General.  

Having completed her training contract, Rebekah has joined the foreign abuse team and is currently assisting Nichola Marshall on claims against British individuals who have sexually abused children overseas.  One such claim is on behalf of a group of children in Kenya and Uganda who allege that they were sexually abused by a pilot working for British Airways.  A claim is being brought against the airline. 

Rebekah Read in the news

Rebekah spoke at the ‘Litigating for Social Change’ conference held by the Northern Ireland Law Society in Belfast in 2016.

Rebekah Read did a brief interview on BBC Hereford and Worcester’s breakfast show on 27.10.15 (from 01.39.00), commenting on the reduction in the jail sentence of Simon Harris.  

Salami slicing justice: victims of miscarriages of justice will struggle to prove their innocence Solicitors Journal 17.3.15

You can follow Rebekah on the Social Justice First blog

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