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Caleb Bawdon


Caleb is a paralegal in the human rights department

Human rights Inquests Judicial review

Caleb Bawdon joined Leigh Day as a paralegal in the human rights department in February 2021, and has a long-standing interest in law and social justice.

Caleb assists partner Merry Varney and solicitor Sophie Wells in a varied caseload including inquests, Human Rights Act claims and judicial reviews.

Prior to joining Leigh Day, Caleb was a paralegal in the actions against the police/public law Department of Imran Khan and Partners Solicitors, where he worked in a support role on a series of landmark cases, including the inquest into the London Bridge Terror attack, Grenfell Tower Inquiry, Lambeth Children’s Homes Redress Scheme, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, as well as a number of other inquests and actions against the police.

Caleb has interned at a number of leading legal aid firms and not-for-profit organisations, and also has considerable experience of grassroots local and national political campaigning.


Blog Post
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Inquests Coroner Molly Russell

Inquests: What is the reality of our coronial system and legal aid for bereaved families?

Merry Varney and Caleb Bawdon from our human rights team discuss the current state of the coronial system and the challenges for bereaved families who must navigate through it.

News Article
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Molly Russell Human rights Inquests Online harms

Molly Russell’s family call for urgent changes to online safety

The family of 14-year-old Molly Russell have called for urgent changes to make children safe online after the inquest into her death concluded that depressive social media posts contributed to her death in a more than minimal way.