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Alice Grist


Alice is a paralegal in the international and group claims department

Climate change Corporate accountability Environment Human rights; International

Alice joined Leigh Day as a paralegal in the international department in May 2022. She works in Daniel Leader’s team on international group litigation, particularly environmental and human rights cases against multinational companies.

Legal expertise

Alice works on claims brought by over 13,000 individuals from the Bille and Ogale communities in the Niger Delta in a case against Shell. The claimants allege that their environment has been devastated by oil pollution.

At university, Alice volunteered at the Human Rights Implementation Centre. She also volunteered as a research assistant for the International Human Rights Reports and European Human Rights Law Review.


Alice has an LLM with distinction in Human Rights Law from the University of Bristol. She completed her LLB in Law with European Law at the University of Nottingham.

News and blogs

Blog Post
Oil damage Niger Delta
Shell Oil Niger Delta

‘Selling out Nigeria’ – SOMO’s investigation of Shell’s divestment in the Niger Delta

Partner,  Matthew Renshaw and Alice Grist from Leigh Day’s international department examine concerns that Shell’s plans to sell off its Nigerian oil business could result in it leaving the Niger Delta without addressing years of chronic oil pollution in the region.