The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Leigh Day

PRIORY HOUSE, 25 ST JOHN'S LANE, LONDON, EC1M 4LB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7650 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7253 4433
DX:
53326 CLERKENWELL
Email:
Web:
www.leighday.co.uk

Martyn Day

Tel:
Work 020 7650 1200
Email:
Leigh Day

Work Department

Personal injury, group actions.

Position

Martyn Day is the senior partner at Leigh Day. He has a leading reputation for international, product liability and environmental claims, often as group actions. He heads a team of lawyers who represent claimants in the UK and overseas in cases against corporate or governmental bodies.

Career

Trained Colombotti & Partners; qualified 1981; Clifford & Co; Bindham & Partners; founded Leigh Day & Co with Sarah Leigh OBE 1987. Publications include: co-author ‘Personal Injury Handbook’, ‘Toxic Torts’, ‘Multi-Party Actions’ and ‘Environmental Action: a Citizen’s Guide’; in 2004 co-authored a report with WWF and the Environmental Law Foundation entitled ‘Environmental Justice’. Regularly addresses lectures, seminars and media on environmental and justice issues.

Member

Former chair, Chem Trust; former chair, Greenpeace UK, now board member, Greenpeace Environmental Trust.

Leisure

Playing tennis, watching Charlton Athletic, getting out to the theatre as often as time allows.


London: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Martyn Day - Leigh Day

Within: Personal injury: claimant

The team at Leigh Day is considered to be 'a class act'; it focuses on severe injuries and asbestos disease work and is made up of specialists including Grant Incles, Sally Moore, who heads the personal injury department, and Andrew Bradley, who specialises in cycling-related injuries. Clients include the members of the British Cycling Federation, Asbestos Victims’ Support Groups Forum and the Spinal Injuries Association. Martyn Day acts for individuals in injury claims which often have a cross-border aspect and associate Bethany Sanders takes on catastrophic injury claims. The 'highly regarded' Laura Murphy focuses on brain injury, amputee and fatal accident claims.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to