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Benji Gourgey

Associate Solicitor

Benji Gourgey is an associate solicitor in the international and group litigation team


Benji is an associate solicitor in the international and group litigation department specialising in domestic and international claimant-side litigation. Benji has a background in international arbitration and corporate crime.

Legal expertise

Before joining Leigh Day, Benji trained at a leading international law firm where he qualified in September 2019. At his previous firm, Benji acted for commercial clients on complex and high value civil disputes, including multi-jurisdictional arbitrations concerning renewable energy infrastructure. Benji also worked on complex internal investigations into alleged corporate wrongdoing.


Durham University – History (undergraduate degree)

University of Law – GDL and LPC

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Environment River Wye Group claims

Multi-million-pound legal claim launched to compensate people living near River Wye for pollution allegedly caused by chicken producers

A legal claim potentially worth hundreds of millions of pounds has been launched by law firm Leigh Day in a bid to compensate thousands of people living in the Wye catchment likely to have been affected by a major degradation of the River Wye and its tributaries in recent years. 

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River Wye
International River Wye

Government’s plan to ‘protect’ the River Wye too little too late

Oliver Holland, Benji Gourgey and Emily Hay respond to the Defra plan to “protect the River Wye”.