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Rhiannon Adams


Rhiannon is a trainee in the human rights department

Judicial review Environment Public law

Rhiannon is a trainee in the human rights department, assisting Tessa Gregory and her team on judicial review challenges, with a particular emphasis on human rights and environmental cases.

Rhiannon started her training contract in September 2021 and currently assists Tessa on a variety of public law challenges including:

  • Claims made on behalf of Afghan civilians relating to British army abuse in Afghanistan, including alleged unlawful killings of civilians by British Forces and subsequent alleged failures to properly investigate.
  • A challenge to the Government’s failure to investigate Russian threat to UK democratic processes on behalf of a cross-party group of Parliamentarians and democracy campaign group, All the Citizens.
  • Working with the wildlife campaign organisation, Wild Justice, formed by prominent wildlife campaigners Chris Packham, Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay in various public law challenges including to Natural England’s general licences and DEFRA’s failure to assess the impact of the release of non-native gamebirds on Special Protection Areas for birds and Special Areas of Conservation.

Rhiannon joined Leigh Day from Amnesty International where she worked in research and strategic litigation for the technology and human rights team. Rhiannon then joined Leigh Day in June 2019 as a paralegal for Martyn Day in the international department, assisting with cases on behalf of Bahraini and Saudi activists for their alleged targeting with spyware.


Rhiannon has a first class honours degree in anthropology from University College London where she was an Academic Excellence scholar. She was a visiting student at the University of California, Berkeley and undertook her Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University as a Lincoln’s Inn Lord Bowen scholar.