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Louise Pech

Paralegal

Louise is a paralegal in the international department

Human rights Corporate accountability

Louise joined Leigh Day as paralegal in the international department in March 2021.

She works in Daniel Leader’s team and is supervised by Matthew Renshaw. Amongst others, her area of focus is security and human rights as well as corporate accountability.

Previous experience

Prior to joining, Louise was a Victim’s Advocate at Victim Support and Caseworker at the AIRE Centre. She also interned in Chambers, firms and non-profits throughout her undergraduate and masters degrees.

Education

Louise graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies with an LLM in International Human Rights, Conflict and Justice in September 2020.

She completed her Politics, Philosophy and Law LLB at King’s College London in July 2019.

Committees

Louise is currently a member of the LGBT+ committee as Bi Representative.

News and blogs

Blog Post
EU Flags Outside European Commission Building
EU International human rights

The EU Human Rights Due Diligence Directive: a welcome step forward

Rose Ashwood and Louise Pech, from our international team, discuss the recent publication of the EU’s draft proposals to introduce EU-wide mandatory human rights due diligence legislation and its implications for individuals.

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Human rights International EU Environment

Why the EU’s block on the UK’s accession to the Lugano Convention harms human rights

Dan Leader and Louise Pech, from the international department, discuss the impact that blocking the UK accession to the Lugano Convention has on getting redress for serious human rights and environmental abuses.

Blog Post
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Corporate accountability Crime

Lafarge judgment paves the way for more companies to be held accountable for profiting from criminal organisations

Louise Pech and Lauren Chaplin from the international team discuss the landmark judgment of the French Supreme Court against French multinational Lafarge SA following claims brought by former employees of the company’s Syrian subsidiary.