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Maya Grantham

Associate solicitor

Associate solicitor in the prison team

Inquests Prisons

Maya is an associate solicitor in the human rights department at Leigh Day. She is a member of the prison team, where she exclusively acts for people who are in prison or who have been in prison. 

What the directories say

She is an excellent solicitor who is very diligent and hard-working. Maya is also very trustworthy and straightforward, as well as being a real pleasure to work with.

Chambers and partners 2024

Legal expertise

Maya’s work includes private law claims for compensation, inquests and public law claims for judicial review .  Her work mainly focuses on the areas of healthcare, discrimination and inquests.

Maya qualified as a solicitor in September 2020, having trained in the prison team and worked as a paralegal in the team before that.  During her training Maya built particular expertise in clinical negligence and healthcare related claims.


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HMP Birmingham
Prisons Human rights Inquests

Serious and multiple failures at HMP Birmingham probably caused or contributed to a remand prisoner’s suicide

A catalogue of failures by custodial staff and the healthcare team (including the mental health team) at HMP Birmingham probably caused or contributed to the suicide of Jai Singh, a highly vulnerable remand prisoner, a jury concluded at the recent inquest into his death.

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Heavily pregnant woman holding her bump
prisoner rights, prisons, women-prisons, pregnancy

Is it time to stop holding pregnant women in prison?

A harrowing report published by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman reveals major failings in the care and treatment of pregnant women in prison, following the death of a baby born at HMP Bronzefield in 2019. In this blog post, Maya Grantham and Ellie Sutherland consider the failings highlighted by this tragic case and whether it is safe to hold pregnant women in prison.

News Article
Prison Door Lock
Prisons Prisoner rights women-prisoners Pregnancy

Prisoner aged 18 gave birth in HMP Bronzefield cell alone at night

An 18-year-old prisoner gave birth in her cell alone at night and her calls for help went unanswered, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has found in a critical report.

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Prison Door Lock
Prisoner rights

The unknown impact of COVID-19 on the health of prisoners

Benjamin Burrows and Maya Grantham discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health of the ageing prison population of England and Wales.