Astrid Perry is an associate solicitor in the international department working with Martyn Day. She specialises in cases against multinationals and the state relating to international human rights abuses.
Astrid's cases include:
- A claim brought by Mau-Mau veterans against the UK government for the torture suffered at the hands of the British in the lead-up to Kenyan independence. The claim successfully settled in 2013.
- A claim brought against Shell Petroleum on behalf of 15,000 Nigerian fishermen and women for the environmental damage suffered by their community as a result of two large oil spills. The claim successfully settled in 2014 for £55 million. Astrid oversaw the payment process in Nigeria ensuring 15,000 individuals received cash payments.
- A claim being brought by 142 individuals living in a remote region of Sierra Leone against a British mining company for the human rights’ abuses suffered allegedly at the hand of mine company employees and the Sierra Leonean police force.
- A claim being brought on behalf of Bahraini activists for their alleged targeting by the Government of Bahrain with FinFisher spyware during the Arab Spring.
- A claim being brought on behalf of Ghanem al-Masarir, a famous Saudi dissident allegedly targeted with Pegasus spyware in 2018.
Prior to joining Leigh Day on qualification, Astrid trained as a solicitor at city law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and worked as a paralegal at both Birnberg Peirce and Bindmans in their criminal and public law departments.
She is a trustee of Immediate Theatre; a youth charity that supports communities in Hackney. Astrid studied at School of Oriental and African Studies and has a law degree with first class honours.
For an encrypted means of communication you can reach Astrid on Signal at + 44 7824 346 914.