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Leigh Day

HORTON HOUSE, 6TH FLOOR, EXCHANGE BUILDING ST E LIVERPOOL, L23PF, ENGLAND
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Work 01512445628
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www.leighday.co.uk
Liverpool, London, Manchester

North West: Human resources

Employment: employee/union firms
Employment: employee/union firms - ranked: tier 1

Leigh Day

Leigh Day  ’s work ‘is absolutely first-class especially for equal claims. Few firms compete with this firm for class action claimant work’.Chris Benson  who divides his time between London and Manchester heads the team. The ‘tenacious and very committed’ Mike Cain  is ‘not only knowledgeable but also very friendly and compassionate’. Linda Wong  is ‘dedicated and inspirational’ and Lauren Lougheed  has an ‘extraordinary grasp of detail without ever losing sight of the big picture’. The team’s expertise ranges from large group claims for employees to advice on policy. It routinely represents unions (such as the GMB Union), senior executives and individuals. In a case that is attracting a lot of media interest and is a very large equal pay claim in the private sector, the group is advising in excess of 20,000 individuals (mostly female supermarket workers) on their equal pay claims for sex discrimination against ASDA.

Next generation lawyers

Mike Cain - Leigh Day

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North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Leigh Day

Leigh Day's team team has extensive experience in acting in high-value and complex cases in areas such as cerebral palsy, brain injury, spinal injury and amputations. Stephen Jones  can ‘achieve results in difficult cases that are quite beyond ordinary litigators’. Jones is known for representing families at inquests and in fatal claims, and acts for HM Coroner for Manchester as solicitor to the inquest in various cases. The ‘very experienced, efficient and client friendly’ Brendan Hope  is praised for his ‘indefatigable attention to detail, to the pursuit of all evidential angles and for his real commitment to understanding the medical issues involved in each case’.

Leading individuals

Brendan Hope - Leigh Day

Stephen Jones - Leigh Day

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Leigh Day

Andrew Bradley  is one of the primary contacts at Leigh Day . The team is becoming ‘one of the leading firms for industrial disease litigation’. The ‘exceptionally bright and thorough’ Kevin Johnson  is ‘very knowledgeable and experienced’ and Helen Ashton  is ‘absolutely first-rate and is particularly good with clients’. Associate solicitor Rachel Botterill  is ‘very thorough, friendly and compassionate. When negotiating claims and interim payments she is very tenacious’. Senior paralegal Ben Hacking is ‘extremely professional and knowledgeable about cycling claims. He seems to really understand the specific worries and needs of cyclists who have been injured’. The team handles a broad range of claims including acting on behalf of cyclists and other sports people as well as acting for those who have been involved in a road traffic or a workplace accident. It also acts for people who have been injured abroad. Clare Campbell  specialises in acting for claimants who have been involved in accidents abroad and is adept at handling complex jurisdiction and applicable law issues. Campbell’s other areas of expertise include advising on Package Travel Regulations, maritime and aviation cases as well as large group illness litigation. The team is also well-regarded for its work for those who have suffered industrial disease (in particular exposure to asbestos).

Leading individuals

Andrew Bradley - Leigh Day

Clare Campbell - Leigh Day

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