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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

Leigh Day is 'a leading light in the PI industry'and offers advice and legal 'guidance to claimants at every stage' of litigation. The department works across the complete range of personal injury, combining traditional high-value severe injury and disease cases with the international group claims' caseload, which brings corporations and governments to account for injury and abuse in foreign jurisdictions. Richard Meeran leads on this type of work, which frequently intersects with human rights issues and encompasses ground-breaking cases against UK-domiciled multinationals. Martyn Day is a specialist in international multi-party claims. Department head Sally Moore's expertise spans brain, spinal, amputation and fatal accident claims; she is also the main point of contact within the specialist cycling injury team. The firm also fields one of the largest asbestos and industrial disease groups, where Harminder Bains stands out for her work in precedent-setting mesothelioma cases.

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London: Real estate

Environment

Within: Leading individuals

Martyn Day - Leigh Day

Within: Environment

Leigh Day advises claimants domestically as well as internationally on contentious and non-contentious environmental matters. The practice assists with class-action lawsuits concerning chronic land and water contamination caused by oil and gas companies. Martyn Day is experienced in advising on the right to access water and claims arising from toxic waste dumping. Other areas of expertise involve wildlife and nature conservation as well as environment-related advice on infrastructure planning. Clients include local farming and fishing communities as well as indigenous communities living in proximity to mines and oil fields.

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