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Boat Bodo Creek Feb 2014
Corporate accountability Environment Shell Nigeria Pollution

Shell - Bodo

Leigh Day took the case of the Bodo villagers to the High Court in London, four months before the case was due to go to trial, Shell agreed a landmark settlement for £55 million

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Mozambique Gemfields
International Corporate Responsibility Mining


Leigh Day secured a settlement on behalf of 273 claimants in the Montepuez area in northern Mozambique in 2019

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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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Silicosis Settlement
International Corporate accountability Industrial disease Silicosis

Anglo American - Silicosis

In landmark cases pursued in South Africa, Leigh Day worked with South African lawyers for 4,388 former miners against Anglo American South Africa Ltd and AngloGold Ashanti

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Barrick Gold - North Mara mine
International corporate accountability Personal injury

Barrick Gold

Leigh Day initiated proceedings in the High Court in London in March 2013 on behalf of Tanzanian villagers who lived near the North Mara mine in Tanzania

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Asbestos protest Asbestos South Africa
asbestos International Corporate accountability

Cape plc

Leigh Day represented 7,500 South African asbestos miners in a claim against Cape plc and the insurers of Gencor, a South African mining company


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Refugees Stock Image Getty Images (1)
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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Asbestos warning
Asbestos International Corporate accountability

K2 Intelligence

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Laurynas Kelpsa
International Modern Slavery Corporate Accountability

DJ Houghton

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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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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.

Middle East

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Gold bars
International Corporate accountability Whistleblowing

Ernst & Young

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Businessman On Mobile Phone (002)
Spying Saudi Arabia Corporate espionage & breach of privacy


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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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Chittagong Bangladesh Getty Image
International Corporate accountability Shipbreaking Workers' health

Maran (UK) Limited

Leigh Day represents the family of a man who was killed after falling from a great height while working on a vessel previously controlled by Maran (UK) Ltd

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Bangladesh Shipbreaking
International Corporate accountability Workers' health Shipbreaking

Zodiac Maritime

Leigh Day represented a 38-year-old Bangladeshi man who lost a leg and the sight in one eye whilst dismantling a ship previously operated by Zodiac Maritime, a London-based shipping company

South America

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Monterrico Metals Peru
International Environment Corporate accountability

Monterrico Metals plc

Monterrico Metals plc agreed a confidential settlement with our clients to pay costs and compensation in 2011