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Cases against the British Government

Leigh Day’s cases on behalf of British and overseas citizens whose rights have been breached by the British Government have led to essential justice for our clients

Leigh Day’s cases on behalf of British and overseas citizens whose rights have been breached by the British Government have led to essential justice for our clients. This is despite the massive pressure brought to bear by the State in such cases.

By pursuing these cases our clients have helped to uphold the rule of law. These cases have involved extraordinarily complex legal issues, involving international law, the laws of war and national laws of different countries.

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Challenger Tank Getty Images Editorial
International Human rights

Iraq - friendly fire

Leigh Day represented the family of Corporal Stephen Allbutt, who was killed in friendly fire incident, and two soldiers seriously injured in the attack.

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Fatima Bouchar With The Apology From The British Government Getty Images
International Human Rights Rendition Torture

Rendition and torture

Leigh Day acted for individuals who were unlawfully transferred to Libya, with the help of the UK Government. This legal action led to an unprecedented apology by the Attorney General in Parliament.

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Baha Mousa
International Cases against the British Government Torture

Baha Mousa

Leigh Day represented the family of Baha Mousa and the nine detainees in civil proceedings against the Ministry of Defence for torture and unlawful treatment.

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Baghdad 2018 Getty Images Stock Image
International Human Rights Detention

Iraqi civilians

Leigh Day has represented hundreds of Iraqi civilians in claims against the British Government.

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International Human rights

Cyprus Refugees

In 2019 Leigh Day settled a case on behalf of six refugee families who had been stranded for more than 20 years on a British military base in Dhekelia on the Southern coast of Cyprus

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Kenyan clients outside the High Court
International Human rights Torture

The Mau Mau claims

Leigh Day acted on behalf of 5,000 Kenyan nationals who were subjected to torture and other forms of ill-treatment at the hands of the British colonial administration during the Kenya Emergency in the 1950s.

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Porton Down Veterans
Human rights

Porton Down

Leigh Day successfully acted for almost 400 British former servicemen for experiments that were carried out on them by the Ministry of Defence

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