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Maya Grantham

Associate solicitor

Associate solicitor in the prison team

Discrimination Human rights Inquests Judicial review 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.

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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.

News and blogs

News Article
Hospital Maternity Sign
Human rights Prisoner rights Pregnancy

Guidance for judges sentencing pregnant women changed following annual consultation

New guidance on relevant considerations for judges and magistrates sentencing pregnant and post-natal women has been announced.

News Article
Human rights Prisons

HMP Stoke Heath inmate Martin Willis’ death caused in part by lack of precautions by prison and healthcare staff

An inquest jury concluded that 55 year-old Martin Willis took his own life whilst the balance of his mind was disturbed, but that this had been caused in part by inadequate precautions and poor communication by prison staff and healthcare staff at HMP Stoke Health. 

News Article
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.