Leigh Day > London, England > Firm Profile

Leigh Day
27 Goswell Road

Dispute resolution > Group litigation: Claimant Tier 1

Praised by clients as 'excellent litigators who understand the technicalities and have exceptional know-how', Leigh Day's highly experienced team regularly handles high-profile class actions across a host of sectors. Key names to note include heavyweight litigator Martyn Day and Shazia Yamin, an 'extraordinary solicitor and partner' with 'an excellent eye for detail.'

Practice head(s):

Jamie Beagent; Gene Matthews; Nigel Mackay; Emma Satyamurti; Richard Meeran

Other key lawyers:

Martyn Day; Shazia Yamin; Oliver Holland; Zoë Mernick-Levene; Sapna Malik; Ben Croft


‘They are always ahead of the legal market and on the right side of litigation. They are technically strong and can communicate complex issues clearly.’

‘They are excellent litigators who understand the technicalities and have exceptional know-how to assist their clients in the most difficult cases.’

‘I believe the Leigh Day commercial team are well versed in their field. They have a lot of experienced professionals who understand the cases and fight for the best possible outcomes for their clients. The team is truly special and the best in the business in my opinion.’

‘Shazia Yamin, Oliver Holland and Zoë Mernick-Levene are market leaders. You would feel lucky to have them on your legal team.’

‘Shazia Yamin is an extraordinary solicitor and partner. She is very bright, and has an excellent eye for detail.’

‘The Leigh Day team have a great collective of individuals. Martyn Day with over 30 years of experience, Oliver Holland, Shazia Yamin, Sapna Malik, Ben Croft, Gene Matthews to name a few. All of these partners are amazing. They also have great associates like Lucy Martin who are all great lawyers and really do care about the outcome for their clients.’

‘Shazia Yamin is an exceptionally gifted and hard-working lawyer. Her papers are always meticulously prepared down to the finest detail, and she is also is a brilliant lateral thinker who offers innovative solutions to legal problems. A joy to work with.’

Key clients

6,300 easyJet customers

385 TalkTalk customers


Hepatitis C Equality Act/HRA

Former pupils of Royal Alexandra and Albert School

Archer & Others v Ministry of Justice

Equal pay claims brought on behalf of over 81,000 employees of major supermarkets and high street retailers, including ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, Co-op and Next.

Pension discrimination claims

Amazon delivery drivers

Operation Fort

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Shell Ogale/Bille Nigerian oil spills

Tea plantation workers v PGI re sexual abuse

Competition claims v UK water and sewerage companies

Woodford/Link investors group claim

Burmese migrant workers v Tesco & Intertek regarding forced labour in garment industry

Malawian tobacco farmers v BAT & Imperial Tobacco regarding forced and child labour in tobacco farms

NOx Group Emissions (various manufacturers)


Employment > Employees/unions Tier 1

Described by clients as the 'foremost claimant employment law firm', Leigh Day's 'unparalleled knowledge of group litigation' is brought to bear on equal pay, discrimination and workers’ rights mandates. The group is also praised for its expertise relating to actionable collective and individual trade union rights issues and claims related to the prevention of forced labour in the workplace.  The team is co-led by Nigel MacKay and Emma Satyamurti, with MacKay being well regarded for his collective representation of workers in cases related to the gig economy and the latter an authority on discrimination issues and equal pay. Kiran Daurka sports particular expertise in equality cases and in advising whistleblowers, and discrimination claims based on gender critical grounds stands out as a recent area of activity for Elizabeth George. Paula Lee specialises in equal pay matters while Michael Newman frequently takes strategic control of large group claims. Chris Benson acts as managing partner, and continues to provide strategic input on group claims. Annie Powell, Nick Webster and Liana Wood are key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Nigel Mackay; Emma Satyamurti


‘The effort put into my case was enormous. The preparation left no stone untouched. Fully prepared for the tribunal, with a total focus on client wellbeing.’

‘Leigh Day are undoubtedly the foremost claimant employment law firm fighting for the Davids versus the Goliaths, and regularly winning.’

‘Nick Webster is an incredible lawyer with judgment and negotiation skills that are second to none.’

‘Michael Newman is one of the leading equal pay litigators in the country, and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Leigh Day is certainly the pre-eminent firm for mass claims on behalf of employees. They are also very strong in dealing with individual claims – the full package.’

‘Brilliant lawyers, creative and hard working – a hugely valuable pool of people working together and exceptionally knowledgeable about group litigation.’

‘Highly rate Kiran Daurka in particular. She is deeply insightful, very knowledgeable about the law and committed to her clients.’

‘Possibly the best and most innovative employment team servicing multiple claimant cases in the UK.’

Key clients

2,500 GMB Union members

Morrisons supermarket workers’ group

Tesco supermarket workers’ group

Next workers’ group

Operation Fort

Amazon delivery drivers


Work highlights

  • Acting in group equal pay claims on behalf of employees of Morrisons and Tesco and Next.
  • Acting in claims relating to the duty to prevent forced labour in the workforce.
  • Representing over 2,000 Amazon delivery drivers in gig economy claims.    

Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 1

Suzanne White leads the team at Leigh Day, specialising in catastrophic injury work including birth injuries, as well as women's rights in healthcare. Emmalene Bushnell acts for adult clients, in particular those claims involving cerebral palsy and brain injury, while Maria Panteli has extensive experience in delayed diagnosis claims. ‘Supremely experienced, hardworking and attuned to the needs of their clients‘, the team has established significant maternity care expertise – an area in which Sanja Strkljevic specialises. A number of the team members have medical experience, including former registered nurse Olive Lewin, whose caseload includes complex claims involving endocarditis, spinal cord injury and maternal death. The team also has a dedicated inquest specialist in senior associate Fiona Huddleston. Despina Kavadas rounds out the roster of recommended practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Suzanne White

Other key lawyers:

Emmalene Bushnell; Maria Panteli; Sanja Strkljevic; Olive Lewin; Sally Jean-Nicholes; Despina Kavadas; Angharad Vaughan; Kirsten Wall; Anna Brothers; Matthew Westlake; Nandi Jordan; Fiona Huddleston


‘One of the best firms in the business. Supremely experienced, hardworking, and attuned to the needs of their clients.’

‘Angharad Vaughan is a superb partner who fights her client’s corner and achieves excellent results. Lovely client skills, so can deal with highly emotional clients in a balanced, sympathetic but clear way.’

‘Suzanne White heads the department and fights like a tiger for her clients, whilst simultaneously managing their expectations carefully. She is a superb solicitor.’

‘Olive Lewin is a force of nature who has excellent interpersonal skills which appeal to clients and counsel alike.’

‘Emmalene Bushnell is super bright and always gets the best out of her experts.’

‘Suzanne White is a star fighter, always willing to go the extra mile for her client.’

‘Despina Kavdas is a standout for me. She’s encouraging without being pushy. She tests the case thoroughly and works very hard to make sure all the arguments are covered.’

‘Kirsten Wall is confident and calm, she is a very reassuring presence on a claim and someone I’m always glad to work with.’

Work highlights

  • Settled a high value cerebral palsy claim shortly before trial with a capitalised value of very significantly in excess of £25m.

Insurance > Personal injury: claimant Tier 1

Sally Moore oversees the personal injury offering at Leigh Day, alongside head of international law Richard Meeran, and joint heads of industrial disease Harminder Bains and Daniel Easton. The collaboration between the international and personal injury teams compliments the wider firm’s human rights focus, an area in which Martyn Day and Sapna Malik are recognised experts; recent highlights in this space include an action involving allegations of forced labour and abuse of migrant workers in Malaysia. Additionally, the team has expertise in food allergy cases, spearheaded by Michelle Victor. The team also specialises in catastrophic injury cases, sitting on the legal panels of a number of hospital major trauma centres, as well as providing services to the British Cycling Federation and British Triathlon Association – senior associate Rory McCarron is the key name to note for such work. The asbestos and industrial disease team acts both on specific claims, including those involving mesothelioma victims, and wider issues affecting those impacted by asbestos-related diseases, including advising on proposed changes to the law. Ewan Tant is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Sally Moore; Richard Meeran; Daniel Easton; Harminder Bains

Other key lawyers:

David Preston; Laura Murphy; Bethany Sanders; Patrick Walsh; Ewan Tant; Rory McCarron; Sapna Malik; Oliver Holland; Martyn Day; Vijay Ganapathy; Michelle Victor


‘The Leigh Day PI team is outstanding. The team members are knowledgeable, personable, organised and efficient.’

‘Sally Moore and Bethany Sanders are extremely experienced, knowledgeable, empathetic and clever practitioners.’

‘Leigh Day have an enviable profile in PI litigation, with particular emphasis on cycling claims.’

‘Sally Moore’s reputation as a doyenne of the sector is thoroughly merited. She is knowledgeable, tough and shrewd.’

‘Leigh Day’s caseload is unique. They take on cases which require a trip to the Supreme Court in order to be successful, and usually they win them. They specialise in group claims involving claimants domiciled overseas which most firms simply would not be able to cope with. Leigh Day is expert in this work and makes it look easy. They are brilliant in every respect.’

‘Sapna Malik is a truly brilliant partner who specialises in gender-based violence and torture claims.’

‘The specialist occupational disease team have great depth and experience which places them ahead of other specialist claimant firms in this field. They place the needs of the sufferer first, ahead of commercial considerations. They are leaders in the provision of specialist training for the wider profession.’

‘Harminder Bains is a formidable litigator and campaigner for asbestos victims.’

Work highlights

  • Represented a claimant who was involved in a cyclist versus car road traffic collision and sustained a very severe brain injury, securing settlement of a lump sum of £6m plus variable PPO of £360,919 per annum for life.
  • Advising the Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum on a number of different legal challenges and issues which affect the wider asbestos community.
  • Secured a settlement on behalf of 31 Malawian claimants, who worked for the Malawian subsidiary of a British tea and nut plantation operator and were subject to alleged systematic sexual abuse and harassment with no protection from their employer.

Insurance > Product liability: claimant Tier 1

The team at Leigh Day specialises in product safety and consumer law with a focus on large group settlement and class actions. Emerging areas of product liability involve cases relating to robotics and artificial intelligence. The team is co-led by Gene Matthews , who focuses on product safety and data breaches and Michelle Victor , who handles liability claims involving faulty medical devices. Senior partner Martyn Day is a vastly experienced name in the space. Jill Paterson  is active on the personal injury side while Thomas Jervis, and Shazia Yamin are key names. Tina Patel was promoted to partner in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Gene Matthews

Other key lawyers:


‘A strong team of excellent lawyers with great client skills, attracting high quality work and providing a top service for clients.’

‘Michele Victor’s client skills are second to none and she leads a great team of associates.’

‘They are the only team I would recommend a family member or friend use if they were unfortunate enough to need to bring a product liability claim. From technical skills to client care, you want them in your corner.’

‘They know their way around group actions like few others and are able to marshal the large amounts of information needed to handle mass product liability claims.’

‘Jill Paterson is a constant joy to work with, Jill will always steer a claim exactly where it needs to go and never backs down. She has an innate sense of how to navigate any problem and all the tools in her armoury to get the best outcome.’

‘Leigh Day has unrivalled product liability experience. They have a fabulous team, with great in-depth knowledge of this area. Leigh Day are always looking round corners for their clients and are looking to push the boundaries of product liability law. They are also fantastic to work with.’

‘Jill Paterson is a leading lawyer in this area, there is nothing she does not know about product liability.’

‘They are efficient, responsive and solution-driven.’

Key clients

The Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation

Follow-on NOx emissions group litigation (various manufacturer defendants)

Stade de France

ZB v Dexcom Inc.

Zimmer Biomet NexGen Knee Replacement components

HiRes Ultra and Ultra 3D cochlear implants

Jaguar I-Pace RTA spinal injuries (Phantom Acceleration)

Work highlights

  • Represented over 260,000 vehicle owners who are bringing several group claims against leading vehicle manufacturers.
  • Represented over 1,000 Liverpool FC fans in claims arising out of the chaos at the Champions League Final in 2022.

Public sector > Administrative and public law Tier 1

Operating at the forefront of high-profile claimant work, Leigh Day combines a core set of administrative and public law experts with specialists across a broad range of relevant disciplines, from healthcare and immigration, to refugee law and prisoners' rights. Human rights specialist Jamie Beagent leads the team; his practice focuses particularly on the environment, and the detention and welfare of immigrants and asylum seekers. Tessa Gregory is a vastly experienced litigator and represents a wide variety of clients in complex judicial reviews, including individuals and NGOs. Benjamin Burrows is another key contact and heads the prison law team, while Merry Varney is well regarded for inquests concerning child rights.

Practice head(s):

Jamie Beagent

Other key lawyers:

Tessa Gregory; Benjamin Burrows; Emma Jones; Waleed Sheikh; Merry Varney; Stephanie Hill; Tom Short


‘The outstanding public and administrative law practice for claimants, takes on work of exceptional complexity and importance and is able to win the most difficult cases.’

‘Tessa Gregory has an outstanding practice in complex and factually demanding cases.’

‘Great people.’

‘Tessa Gregory is the best claimant public lawyer out there. She is supported by a brilliant team, with depth of talent right down to the paralegals.’

‘The public law team at Leigh Day is well known and handles heavyweight cases. They have a lot of courage and determination in handling the most politically sensitive cases.’

‘I work primarily with Waleed Sheikh who is the leading national security solicitor in the team with a very heavy caseload and good nous for working out what is behind counter-terror measures taken against individuals where the evidence and reasons are not disclosed in the public interest.’

‘Totally fantastic team. They are hugely hard working and dedicated. They are strategic and forward thinking and are totally on top of the current public law climate.’

‘LD have an extraordinarily skilled and diverse team, covering a huge range of areas with energy, knowledge and enthusiasm.’

Key clients

Over 320 Core Participants in the Infected Blood Inquiry

Wild Justice

Western Sahara Campaign (UK)

Carolin Lucas MP, Alyn Smith MP, Ben Bradshaw MP

Campaign Against the Arms Trade

John’s Campaign

Asylum Aid

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Freedom From Torture

Families of Afghan civilians unlawfully killed by British Forces

British Medical Association

Hepatitis C Trust

Asylum Aid

Campaign Against Arms Trade

Friends of the Earth

Work highlights

  • Representing Caroline Lucas MP, Ben Bradshaw MP and Alyn Smith MP in an ongoing challenge before the ECtHR which claims that the UK Government’s failure both to institute an independent investigation into Russian interference in UK democratic processes, and to put in place an adequate legislative framework to protect future elections from foreign interference, is a breach of the right to free and fair elections.
  • Acted on a series of successful judicial review claims challenging discrimination against two severely disabled men over the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions’ failure to provide adequate transitional payments to protect them and others from a cliff-edge loss of income following their move on to Universal Credit.

Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights Tier 1

Renowned for its considerable breadth of expertise across the spectrum of human rights issues, Leigh Day continues to represent a wide variety of individuals, NGOs and charities in ground-breaking cases. The practice has also established a stellar inquests reputation, handling a large number of Article 2 claims concerning deaths of children and young people. Jamie Beagent oversees a department which focuses primarily on the environment, and the detention and welfare of immigrants and asylum seekers. International and group litigation lead Richard Meeran is a pioneer regarding cases involving UK-domiciled multinationals, while Sapna Malik has a wide caseload of international claims. Daniel Leader’s practice focuses on business and human rights, founding member Sean Humber remains a key contact, and senior associate Andrew Lord continues to represent survivors of abuse in childhood.

Practice head(s):

Jamie Beagent; Richard Meeran

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Leader; Andrew Lord; Sean Humber; Alison Millar; Sapna Malik; Tessa Gregory; Waleed Sheikh; Stephanie Hill; Yvonne Kestler


‘Leigh Day has vast experience in these areas and has an open style for discussing innovations and collaborations, and is very forward looking. While being focused on the issues at hand in the law, they understand the “people” skills also and attribute time to finding the best solutions for the situation at hand.’

‘A superb team of innovative, alert, knowledgeable and caring lawyers and assistants. They are able to consider many new ways of dealing with all legal issues to support their clients, including in all forms of litigation and alternative dispute settlement such as mediation.’

‘They are all highly knowledgeable, hard working and very engaging. The stand-out practitioners are Daniel Leader and Richard Meeran.’

Work highlights

  • Acting for the family of Molly Russell, who died having viewed images on social media depicting self-harm, suicide and depression-related content, at inquest.
  • Acting for a number of individuals who suffered severe physical assaults at the hands of security guards working employed in British multinationals’ international operations abroad.
  • Acting for the families of civilians killed by British Special Forces in Afghanistan in nightraids in the period 2010-13 in the Independent Inquiry Relating to Afghanistan.

Real estate > Environment Tier 1

The environmental team at Leigh Day exclusively focuses on representing claimants in matters ranging from multi-party actions, in jurisdictions where legal representation is difficult to come by, often arising from environmental damage; to UK and European public law challenges regarding climate change and human rights; to UK-based litigation in relation to breaches of environmental regulations, defending clients against such well-known corporations as Shell. Martyn Day specialises in international work.  Daniel Leader has a notable focus on complex, multi-party, cross-jurisdictional action work. Richard Meeran, who has particular experience handling disputes in South Africa, and planning specialist Jamie Beagent co-head the practice. Tessa Gregory is a litigator who stands out for her expertise in wildlife and habitat protection-related work in relation to the planning and development of infrastructure which threatens it, experienced associate solicitor Carol Day also has expertise in this area. Key associates in the team include Rowan Smith, who is adept at handling climate change work.

Practice head(s):

Richard Meeran; Jamie Beagent

Other key lawyers:

Martyn Day; Daniel Leader; Oliver Holland; Carol Day; Tessa Gregory; Paul Dowling; Rowan Smith; Ricardo Gama; Matthew Renshaw; Benjamin Croft; Rowan Smith

Key clients

Parties v Amerisur Resources Plc

The Ogale and Bille Communities, Nigeria

Kabwe Lead Poisoning Class Action

The Bodo Community clean-up claim, Nigeria

Diesel emissions group litigation

Wild Justice

The Wildlife Trusts

Better Streets for Kensington and Chelsea

Save Our Safer Streets Tower Hamlets

Friends of the Earth

River Action

Global Feedback


Possible (The 10:10 Foundation)

Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Ogale and Bille communities in the Niger Delta, who allege that oil spills from Shell’s pipelines have caused long-term and serious contamination of their land and water.
  • Advising Johannesburg attorneys on a class action against Anglo American South Africa Ltd filed in the Johannesburg High Court on behalf of over 100,000 Zambian people believed to have been poisoned by lead.
  • Represented Friends of the Earth Ltd in a successful judicial review of the Government’s Net Zero and Heat and Buildings Strategy, published in breach of the Government’s duties under the Climate Change Act 2008.

Employment > Employment: employee/union firms Tier 1

Leigh Day provides an end-to-end service to individuals engaged in employment disputes. High-profile matters, including equal pay claims against ASDA and ongoing sex discrimination claims against Sainsbury’s, are significant both in terms of their magnitude but ademonstrating team heads Lauren Lougheed and Linda Wong‘s expertise in litigation and equal pay disputes. The firm also regularly represents senior executives in the private and public sphere, acting for unfair dismissal claims including discrimination, victimisation and mistreatment aspects. Co-head Mike Cain concentrates on these senior executive issues, with a nationwide practice focused on the financial and legal sector, including the South and London. Furthermore, Cain regularly engages with whistleblowing and disability cases, such as his case acting against the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and his active case against GCHQ, both of which generated significant media coverage. Ryan Bradshaw continues to expand his portfolio of employment rights cases, engaging with work in the charities and law enforcement sectors alongside his education disputes.

Practice head(s):

Lauren Lougheed; Linda Wong; Mike Cain

Other key lawyers:


‘Lauren Lougheed and Linda Wong are a fantastic team, driving their claims forward and completely focused on securing the best outcome for their clients.’

‘The firm has an excellent record of client care and service, as well as strong regulatory check mechanisms to ensure clients obtain the best service possible. Given the nature of their work, the commitment to being straightforward and simple in their advice whether it be to an individual or thousands of people is particularly helpful.’

‘They are the leading team for claimant employment work in the UK. The retail equal pay claims, driven from the Manchester office, have revolutionised the industry. Their ability to drive litigation forward is second to none.’

‘Mike Cain has a growing team made up fee earners working with insurance, union and high net worth clients. He has run cases of supranational importance to the ECJ and the UK Supreme Court. He engaged at a level well above most, both macro in strategy and planning, and micro in terms of getting the best result for the client. His candour when providing advice sets him apart.’

‘Ryan Bradshaw is increasingly sought out by unions for his willingness to give them the advice they need rather than the advice they want. Has developed a niche in the field of worker status in academic institutions and recentring industrial disputes into the Tribunals rather than other forms of industrial action where possible.’

‘The Manchester team is successfully building senior executive work nationwide which is a competitive offering with specialist advice particularly in discrimination issues to senior finance, legal medical and academia professionals.’

‘The way in which Mike worked with Counsel filled me with confidence that I had the best representation. A case which was initially viewed as too complex was fought with such tenacity, integrity and poise, making it look almost effortless at the Hearing. Mike had the upper hand when dealing with the Respondent’s representatives, which meant the conversations were as amicable as they could have possibly been.’

‘Two features of the firm stand out as being unique. First, their legal creativity. They are constantly pushing the boundaries with new and successful cases. Second, their breadth of ability. They are very cross-disciplinary and can offer a helpful mix of different expertise, such as in public and employment law.’

Key clients

Asda Group Equal Pay Claim

Sainsbury’s workers Group Equal Pay Litigation

Bamieh v FCDO

NNMC v Somerville


National Aids Trust

Queen Mary UCU

Goldsmiths UCU

Rebecca Abrams and Alice Jolly

S v Government Communications Headquarters/The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (GCHQ/FCDO)

Work highlights

  • Acting on equal pay claims brought on behalf of over 57,000 employees of major supermarkets, ASDA and Sainsbury’s. These innovative group claims are aimed at enabling women workers to achieve pay parity with male colleagues.
  • Representing a GCHQ employee in their claim under whistleblowing legislation, after they were sacked for calling for the resignation of the UK’s most senior civil servant during the final weeks of Boris Johnson’s government.
  • Advised a number of individuals and college unions about claims against major universities, including Queen Mary, Goldsmiths and Oxford, on issues such as worker status and the protections afforded by the European Convention on Human Rights on freedom of assembly and association.

Insurance > Personal injury: claimant Tier 1

Leigh Day‘s ‘formidable team of experts‘ is led jointly by Andrew Bradley, who has 25 years’ of personal injury law experience and handles a specialist cycling subdivision of the team; Clare Campbell, who handles cases of personal injury sustained while travelling; and industrial disease experts Kevin Johnson and Steven Dickens. Colin Murphy, who handles multi-party actions, often with a cross-border element – with the Stade de France incident being a recent standout matter – is also integral, as is Andrew Zajac. Clients recommend the firm as ‘a forward thinking, innovative practice which handles a highly diverse caseload‘.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Bradley; Clare Campbell; Kevin Johnson; Steven Dickens

Other key lawyers:

Colin Murphy; Andrew Zajac; Helen Ashton


‘A formidable team of experts under the skilled and impressive supervision of superstar Clare Campbell. The team has particular skill in cross-border personal injury cases of the highest profile. There is real strength-in-depth from this team in the travel personal injury field.’

‘Clare Campbell: superstar partner based in Manchester. Colin Murphy: the cerebral travel lawyer’s travel lawyer. A great brain and a kind and engaging presence for lay clients, also based in Manchester.’

‘The team at Leigh Day do some excellent, difficult and high-value work. They are well known for taking a sensible approach to litigation, and as a result get some very good results for clients, both settlements and court awards.’

‘Clare Campbell really knows her stuff when it comes to cross-border and travel cases, and is a pleasure to deal with. Colin Murphy really adds value to any case he works on.’

‘A forward thinking, innovative practice which handles a highly diverse caseload, with particularly complex legal issues (jurisdiction/applicable law). They are often at the forefront of legal developments in this area.’

‘Clare Campbell is an excellent all-round travel lawyer who has huge respect in the industry and secures excellent results for her clients.’

Colin Murphy is exceptionally intelligent and can unpick the knottiest legal problems to the benefit of his clients.

‘The team is first class across the board, not least because it is headed up by two very impressive and dynamic leaders in Kevin Johnson and Steven Dickens. They are both very down to earth but work tirelessly for their clients. Their knowledge and experience of asbestos litigation is peerless.’

Work highlights

  • Acting for more than 600 Liverpool FC fans to bring claims for physical and psychological injuries suffered as a result of the events surrounding the UEFA Champions League final which took place at the Stade de France in Paris.
  • Acted for a UK expat now living in New Zealand who was exposed to asbestos when working for a company in North West England, settling the matter for £220,000 and additional payment of ongoing medical treatment.
  • Representing a claimant who was severely injured while working at Hinkley Point C.

Transport > Travel Tier 2

The Manchester-based personal injury offering at Leigh Day, formed of ‘tenacious lawyers’, is highly regarded for its abilities handling complex travel litigation matters on behalf of claimants. The team is adept in advising noteworthy clients on high-profile travel claims, which are consistently cross-border in nature and of catastrophic or serious nature. Senior associates Colin Murphy  and Joseph Dawson are noted as being an ‘outstanding practitioners’, whilst team lead and experienced personal injury specialist Clare Campbell is regarded as ‘a sensitive and supportive presence for clients’ in sensitive matters.

Practice head(s):

Clare Campbell

Other key lawyers:

Joseph Dawson; Colin Murphy; Caitlin Dunn; Jill Paterson


‘Clare Campbell leads an impressive team of experienced travel lawyers. She is at the cutting-edge of litigation, acting on high-profile matters.’

‘Clare Campbell is an innovative lawyer with a real compassion for clients.’

‘The team is committed, enthusiastic and utterly dedicated to their clients. The team brings a campaigning edge and a particular zeal to their cross-border personal injury claims.’

‘Clare Campbell is one of the most experienced solicitors in the sector – a brilliant leader and excellent judge of what will work in court. Jill Paterson brings sound judgement and inspires confidence in those she acts for. Joseph Dawson is sound, savvy and has an excellent court-sense. Colin Murphy is clever, confident and undoubtedly a real star in the making.’

‘Clare Campbell has a wealth of experience in this area and is a sensitive and supportive presence for clients. Joseph Dawson and Colin Murphy are both outstanding practitioners. All are tenacious lawyers and advocates for clients.’

‘This firm continues to break ground in pursuing difficult, complex cases, such as group actions or those involving foreign-based workers. They have great diversity and always adopt a collaborative approach to working with foreign lawyers.’

‘Colin Murphy is an excellent, intelligent, commercially minded lawyer. Clare Campbell is a highly experienced partner with unrivalled knowledge across a broad range of issues.’

‘The team goes above and beyond to get solutions, always keep you informed on where the case is and are responsive to queries.’

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Stade De France Group claimants, being over 1k football fans injured through kettling, crushing, assaults and indiscriminate tear gassing during the course of the UEFA Champions League Final 2022 at the Stade de France in Paris.
  • Acted successfully for a claimant individual who fell from a jetty whilst on holiday with his partner, suffering a fracture dislocation and spinal cord injury, requiring surgical reconstruction.
  • Successfully acted for an individual claimant in a trial against a Spanish Hotel’s insurer following a serious ankle and knee fracture which occurred during the individual’s stay, which required surgical fixation.

Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 2

Practitioners at Leigh Day are recommended by clients for being able to 'conduct themselves with kindness as well as having the expertise required'. The firm regularly handles complex cases of clinical negligence, including those involving cerebral palsy, spinal injuries and brain injuries. Inquests where fatalities have occurred are a particular area of strength. The practice is led by ‘exceptionalStephen Jones, whose standout claims experience includes representing children suffering from cerebral palsy. Brendan Hope, who handles a range of matters, including cases involving meningitis, is also integral. At associate level, Lauren Tully is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Jones

Other key lawyers:


‘I have found that everyone I have dealt with at Leigh Day has been thoroughly professional, courteous and helpful during this very difficult time for me and my family.’

‘Stephen Jones is an exceptional lawyer who has guided me and my family through a process that we never thought we’d ever have to go through. His attention to detail is incredible and he has such an engaging personality that we totally trust him.’

‘Leigh Day are the best legal firm I have dealt with by far in any capacity. I trust them implicitly and would recommend them to those with a clinical negligence claim without hesitation because they conduct themselves with kindness as well as having the expertise required. This is a rare combination in my experience.’

‘Everyone I have spoken to at Leigh Day has been empathetic and made me feel like a valued client. They are approachable and professional. They always respond in a timely and considered manner.’

‘Stephen Jones was outstanding in his drive and professionalism towards my personal case.’

‘From the first consultation the team at Leigh Day were supportive, understanding and professional. Every process was explained to me.’

‘Combining expert legal advice with a caring approach to clients.’

Work highlights

  • Acted in the Beth Matthews inquests.
  • Obtained a settlement for a claimant shortly before trial with a capitalised value of very significantly in excess of £25m.
  • Representing a claimant in a cerebral palsy claim valued in excess of £20m.

Employment > Senior executives Tier 3

With ‘strength and depth from top to bottom’, Leigh Day handles a range of employment disputes, ranging from automatic unfair dismissals to post-termination race discrimination claims. The team is co-headed by Nigel Mackay, who regularly represents senior executives in Employment Appeal Tribunal claims, and Emma Satyamurti, who advises on complex pregnancy and maternity discrimination cases. Other key team members include ‘exceptional’ Mike Cain, who works on claims under whistleblowing legislation, and Annie Powell, who handles constructive dismissal claims in academic contexts. Senior associate Nick Webster specialises in various complex discrimination claims.

Practice head(s):

Nigel Mackay; Emma Satyamurti

Other key lawyers:


‘Mike Cain is an exceptional employment lawyer. His advice is unfailingly honest, commercial and practical. His knowledge of the field is second to none.’

‘There is strength and depth from top to bottom.’

‘Nick Webster is an incredible lawyer with judgment and negotiation skills that are second to none.’ 

‘Nigel Mackay is a dedicated, thoughtful and committed practitioner, working very hard on behalf of his clients, with a creative and collaborative approach. He is hugely experienced and not afraid of combat.’

‘Kate Robinson builds a phenomenal rapport with her clients. They can trust her in everything she does.’

‘Annie Powell is an exceptionally capable lawyer with a superb grasp of the legal intricacies of her areas as well as a keen eye for the practicalities.’

Work highlights

  • Representing a GCHQ employee in their claim under whistleblowing legislation, after they were sacked for calling for the resignation of the UK’s most senior civil servant during the final weeks of Boris Johnson’s government.
  • Representing a senior banker in his ongoing age discrimination claim against Citibank.
  • Representing Professor Jo Phoenix in a constructive dismissal and discrimination claim against the Open University.

Private client > Court of protection Tier 3

Newly promoted partner Anna Moore, and Amy Chater (who joined the firm from Freeths LLP ), now co-head the department at Leigh Day. The ‘hardworking, sharp and insightful’ team covers the full range of matters including health and welfare matters, and property and financial affairs. The group receives regular referrals from the Official Solicitor in matters relating to deprivation of liberty, contact, residence, and other issues such as sexual relations.

Practice head(s):

Anna Moore; Amy Chater

Other key lawyers:

Sophie Wells; Sarah Westoby


‘They are very focused on trying to understand what is best for the client. The communication between parties and professionals is excellent and it is clear that the client’s needs are being addressed at all times. Amy Chater is fully engaged, responsive, and client focused.  She is a pleasure to work with.’

’Leigh Day have a team of human rights lawyers who are able to turn their hand to complex Court of Protection cases. This is helpful as it means that their team can do collateral civil claims and public law challenges’.

‘Sophie Wells is a stand out associate who is able to engage with the most vulnerable of clients’.

‘Leigh Day have a very good Court of Protection team working predominantly on welfare matters. The team are hard working, sharp and insightful. Anna Moore has a very strong reputation’. 

‘The solicitor that I rate most highly from Leigh Day is Sarah Westoby. She is extremely intelligent and dedicated to her clients’.

‘Amy Chater is an excellent practitioner driving this growing team forwards’.

‘Amy Chater is a very personable court of protection deputy, with wide ranging skills (wider than finance) to provide a holistic & deep duty of care to her clients’.

‘Very skilful practitioners, leaders in the litigation cases that most commercial firms would walk away from, huge social heart beating throughout the firm‘.

Work highlights

  • Acting in a significant case setting out the legal duties for children who should be taken into local authority care, due to be heard in Court of Appeal in April.
  • Acting for the mother in a case involving the withdrawal of medical treatment for her son, including persuading the court to allow the family to have one last Christmas together .
  • Acting in complex proceedings regarding whether AHK should receive a kidney transplant.

Employment > Immigration

Founded in 2021 by Jacqueline McKenzie, Leigh Day has already had success in a number of complex cases around asylum and deportation.

Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Leigh Day is a leading human rights and personal injury claimant firm based in London.

The firm: Leigh Day specialises in many aspects of national and international personal injury and accident work, human rights, clinical negligence, and multi-party actions. Lawyers at Leigh Day are committed to offering an exceptionally high-quality service to all clients. The firm was set up by Sarah Leigh OBE and Martyn Day in June 1987 to represent individual claimants and their families. This remains the firm’s core value as it continues to grow across all departments.

Types of work undertaken
Personal injury: The team acts for clients who have suffered severe and often life changing injuries. This includes cases of severe orthopaedic fractures, life changing injuries such as limb loss and brain and spinal injuries and representing a very large number of bereaved families. The cycling team handles hundreds of claims every year and is the exclusive provider of legal support to British Cycling and British Triathlon members.

Industrial disease: The industrial disease team at Leigh Day not only represent clients who have developed an illness, usually from negligent exposure to asbestos in the workplace, but they also have shaped the law through landmark rulings, including from the Supreme Court, which improve the rights of all negligence victims.

Administrative and public law: The has one of the leading claimant judicial review and public law practices in the country.   The firm undertakes a large number of high-profile judicial reviews for charities and civil society organisations including challenges to immigration policy, the roll out of Universal Credit, multiple major infrastructure projects, arms exports, trade policy and failures to prosecute bribery and corruption.  The firm also represents individuals seeking to address wrongs in fields ranging from immigration and health and social care to planning law.

Clinical negligence: The firm has 36 lawyers representing clients who have been injured, or the families of the deceased, through negligence in a healthcare setting. New head of department Suzanne White is a trustee of the Patients Association and the team works with many other organisations campaigning for patient safety across the NHS and in private practice.

Employment: The employment team at Leigh Day represents individuals in the most complex and high value claims covering all aspects of employment and discrimination law. It also acts for around 80,000 supermarket workers in some of the largest equal pay group claims in history, as well as bringing claims challenging discriminatory changes to public sector pensions. The team has also pioneered legal challenges against gig economy employers and continues to represent thousands of gig economy workers.

Environment: The firm specialises in public law challenges to decisions impacting upon the environment as well as tortious claims resulting from exposure to pollution, including radiation, chemicals, pesticides and sewage in the sea.  The firm regularly acts in challenges to major infrastructure projects including Heathrow, Bristol and Southampton Airports,  major road projects including the Stonehenge and rail projects including HS2.  The firm successfully challenged the government’s Net Zero Strategy in 2022. The firm represents Wild Justice, a group led by the naturalist and broadcaster, Chris Packham, frequently litigating to protect wildlife and ecosystem.   The firm also represents communities abroad who suffer environmental damage as a result of the acts of UK based companies, including oil spills in the Niger delta and mining in Zambia.

Human rights: The human rights department offers specialist expertise in a wide range of human rights and civil liberties issues including:  claims against the police, immigration, support for migrants, unlawful detention and false imprisonment, healthcare & social care rights, inquests and bereavement, welfare rights, prisoners’ rights, the abuse of children & vulnerable adults, data rights & confidentiality, planning & the environment. The team has an outstanding reputation for its work in all these areas and has been ground-breaking in its consideration of the impact of human rights on health and social care law.

International: The firm has pioneered legal developments in multi-party cases on behalf of claimants in the UK and overseas, ensuring that large corporations based in the UK face justice in the UK over the actions of their subsidiaries in developing countries. The firm has also been at the forefront of litigation against the UK Government for alleged human rights breaches arising from the UK’s involvement in overseas military operations and the global ‘war on terror’. In addition, the firm has been at the vanguard of modern slavery litigation. The department’s cases emanate from across globe, in particular Africa, Asia, South America and Europe.  Over the past 30 years Leigh Day has provided access to justice to thousands of individuals who would otherwise have gone without redress. The work of the international team has established numerous landmark legal precedents, including Supreme Court authority, on issues as diverse as parent company liability and jurisdiction, the remit of English courts to adjudicate on the UK’s actions overseas, the interplay of UN Security Council Resolutions and the UK’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights and the duty of care owed to those serving in the British military abroad. The team’s successes go beyond securing compensation, such as in 2018, obtaining an unprecedented public apology from the UK Government for its role in the ‘detention, rendition and suffering’ of its clients Abdul Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar.

Product liability: The department has been involved in some of the most important product liability cases of the last 25 years. Claims include those against manufacturers of home appliances, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food products. They have also acted on behalf of claimants injured in clinical trials. They acted for the family of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died following an allergic reaction. The high-profile case led to a change in the law on ingredient labelling which is now known as “Natasha’s Law”. The team are currently acting as the joint-lead lawyers, in the emissions defeat device group litigation against Volkswagen in the UK believed to be the largest group action in the UK.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Martyn Day
Managing Partner Chris Benson
Administrative and Public Law Jamie Beagent
Personal Injury: claimant Sally Moore
Clinical Negligence Suzanne White
Employment Emma Satyamurti and Nigel Mackay
Civil Liberties and Human Rights Jamie Beagent
International Group Claims Richard Meeran
Product Liability Boz Michalowska Howells
Environment Carol Day
Travel Clare Campbell
Court of Protection Sean Humber
Photo Name Position Profile
Harminder Bains photo Harminder Bains Partner specialising in personal injury, mesothelioma/asbestos, work accidents and road traffic accidents.…
Jamie Beagent photo Jamie Beagent Jamie specialises in judicial review and public law. Jamie works for a…
Chris Benson photo Chris Benson Although a specialist in all areas of discrimination, Chris has particular expertise…
Benjamin  Burrows photo Benjamin Burrows Benjamin is a partner in the human rights department at Leigh Day.…
Emmalene Bushnell photo Emmalene Bushnell Emmalene has been a Partner in the Clinical Negligence team since April…
Sarah Campbell photo Sarah Campbell Sarah practises exclusively in the area of claimant clinical negligence work. Her…
Amy  Chater photo Amy Chater Amy joined Leigh Day as a Partner in April 2022 to provide…
Martyn Day photo Martyn Day Martyn Day is the senior partner at Leigh Day. He has a…
Daniel Easton photo Daniel Easton Daniel is a partner in the personal injury team at Leigh Day…
Vijay Ganapathy photo Vijay Ganapathy Vijay is a partner specialising in industrial disease (particularly mesothelioma and other…
Sean Humber photo Sean Humber Sean is a partner in the human rights department at Leigh Day. …
Sally Jean-Nicholes photo Sally Jean-Nicholes Sally-Jean is a partner in Leigh Day’s clinical negligence department. She has…
Daniel Leader photo Daniel Leader Dan Leader is a barrister and partner at Leigh Day with 20…
Olive Lewin photo Olive Lewin Olive has been considered one of the leading lawyers in the field…
Andrew Lord photo Andrew Lord Andrew joined Leigh Day on qualification in 2014 and specialises in representing…
Nigel  MacKay photo Nigel MacKay Nigel is a partner and joint head of the Employment Department at…
Sapna Malik photo Sapna Malik Sapna is a partner with over 20 years’ litigation experience, specialising in…
Nichola Marshall photo Nichola Marshall Partner in the international and group claims department. Specialist area of practice:…
Gene Matthews photo Gene Matthews Gene has over a decade of experience specialising in international tort, human…
Richard Meeran photo Richard Meeran Specialises in international claims, group actions and product liability. Pioneered the firm’s…
Zoë Mernick-Levene photo Zoë Mernick-Levene Zoë is a highly experienced and accomplished partner at Leigh Day, leading…
Alison Millar photo Alison Millar Alison Millar works in the human rights department at Leigh Day, where…
Sally Moore photo Sally Moore Described in legal directories as an outstanding and impeccable lawyer, Sally is…
Anna Moore photo Anna Moore Anna acts for individuals in matters across the health and community care…
Maria Panteli photo Maria Panteli Maria has extensive clinical negligence experience and manages a wide range of…
Tina Patel photo Tina Patel Tina has over 13 years’ experience in litigation and is recognised by…
Jill Paterson photo Jill Paterson Jill specialises in product liability cases, international claims and multi-party actions. Jill…
Emma Satyamurti photo Emma Satyamurti Emma has over 18 years’ experience advising and representing clients on the…
Sanja Strkljevic photo Sanja Strkljevic Sanja deals with a wide range of cases involving medical care provided…
Angharad Vaughan photo Angharad Vaughan Partner
Michelle Victor photo Michelle Victor Michelle Victor, partner: co-ordinator of APIL’s product liability special interest group. Michelle…
Nick Webster photo Nick Webster Nick specialises in employment and discrimination law. His work encompasses pre-claim advice…
Matthew  Westlake photo Matthew Westlake Matthew is an experienced claimant clinical negligence solicitor, having specialised in this…
Suzanne White photo Suzanne White Suzanne White is head of the clinical negligence team and has specialised…
Shazia  Yamin photo Shazia Yamin Shazia is a partner in the International and UK Group Litigation department,…
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Yvonne Kestler photo Yvonne Kestler Yvonne is an associate solicitor in the Human Rights department specialising in…
Sarah Westoby photo Sarah Westoby Sarah is a solicitor in the Human Rights Department at Leigh Day…
Liana Wood photo Liana Wood Liana is a senior associate in the employment department at Leigh Day.…
Number of UK partners : 65
Qualified Lawyers (including partners and legal execs) : 291
Fee-earners (including paralegals and qualified fee earners) : 241

COMPANY/FIRM: Clinical Negligence
TESTIMONIAL: I can’t rate Leigh Day, and in particular Julie, high enough. They handled a difficult case following the death of a family member with compassion, kindness but with vigour and tenacity. There was excellent communication throughout and as a family we felt extremely supported and informed at all times. We are very grateful for their work on this case and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

COMPANY/FIRM: Clinical Negligence
TESTIMONIAL: Leigh Day helped me through the most traumatic time in my life. From the start I felt everything they did was in my best interest. They were compassionate. They didn’t swamp me with legal jargon. Every stage was explained. My family and I will always be grateful for all Leigh Day did for us.

COMPANY/FIRM: Clinical Negligence
TESTIMONIAL: I instructed Leigh Day to represent me in a clinical negligence case and I can not speak highly enough of Suzanne White and her team. Suzanne provided excellent clear professional advice, and the whole team provided exceptional support and guidance through the long and difficult process of bringing the case to a successful conclusion. I am a very satisfied customer.

COMPANY/FIRM: Personal Injury
TESTIMONIAL: The team at Leigh Day provided us a fantastic service, from the original meeting to discuss our situation/requirement through to the closure/final settlement of our incident/claim. We received a really helpful, friendly service throughout, explaining all the information we needed as the situation progressed, without putting any undue pressure on us regarding timings, or decisions. We cannot thank the individuals involved in our case enough or recommend our experience and service from Leigh Day high enough. Thank you again to the team.

COMPANY/FIRM: Personal Injury
TESTIMONIAL: I can safely say that Leigh Day are a first class solicitors. and particularly William Broadbent, who is a credit to this firm. You cannot go wrong to have him and this company on your side. Communication is second to none, so every step you undertake is made perfectly transparent along the course of any process. The quality of service I received from medical specialists, investigative professionals and barristers was of the highest standard. I am more than happy that I had this firm in my corner and I couldn’t praise them enough for the service they have provided for myself. If you are looking for a highly professional solicitors with friendly staff and a committed drive to help you through what can be a telling time, then you cannot go wrong in choosing this firm.

COMPANY/FIRM: Personal Injury – Cycling
TESTIMONIAL: Absolutely outstanding work carried out by Leigh Day, I was looked after by Natalie who explained everything to me regularly, kept me up to date and gave fantastic advice when needed. I have no doubt that without Leigh Day’s valued input I’d have not received the final compensation pay-out that I did. Natalie was extremely professional in every aspect of the process and if the rest of the team are as effective then the future of the company should be well secured. I can’t state enough how wonderful the process was made by Leigh Day, huge congrats and thanks a million.

COMPANY/FIRM: Personal Injury – Cycling
TESTIMONIAL: I was involved in a cycling accident where I was knocked off my bike by a vehicle that didn’t stop to give way at a roundabout. The injuries I received resulted in a 4 day stay in hospital and four months walking on crutches. I contacted British Cycling (I’m a member) who then put me in contact with Leigh Day. Leigh Day were brilliant, they dealt with the claim efficiently, compassionately and with the utmost professionalism. They made sure that my needs were met and that I received the best medical help possible and helped me with rehabilitation. My solicitor, Jane Bedford was a fellow cyclist and understood what I was going through. In essence, I cannot thank her enough. She kept me in the loop at all times and relentlessly pushed for the best outcomes. I highly recommend Leigh Day!

COMPANY/FIRM: Personal Injury – Asbestos
TESTIMONIAL: Daniel Easton and his team at Leigh Day have provided unbelievable legal services under challenging conditions. Despite being, quite literally, on the other side of the world, Daniel and colleagues led me through an overwhelming situation with compassion, patience, knowledge and skill. Their communication skills are second to none and they ensured I was at all times fully informed, translating “legalese” without condescension. They showed unbelievable determination and resilience, turning over rocks that I never knew existed, for longer than I realised it would take them. That said, they could not have been more efficient. This is a team you want in your corner! I recommend them without hesitation.

COMPANY/FIRM: Personal Injury – Asbestos
TESTIMONIAL: My dad passed away 18 months ago and Leigh Day handled the fatal mesothelioma cancer claim on our behalf so this is a difficult review to write as we’re still dealing with his loss everyday.

From the first contact we had with Leigh Day, we knew they had our best interests at heart and would work tirelessly to win our case. They were personable, attentive, diligent, sensitive, clever and very understanding of how difficult a time it was for our family.

The Leigh Day partner handling our case (Kevin), our Barrister (Patrick) and the team provided excellent advice, representation and support, providing a constant voice not only for my mum but also for my dad whose voice couldn’t be heard anymore.

Kevin and Patrick’s understanding of the issues related to the litigation of this brutal cancer is unequalled and they ensured absolutely no stone was left unturned to maximise the compensation awarded.

Outstanding lawyer and barrister without doubt but more importantly, outstanding human beings. Thank you on behalf of our family and my dad.

COMPANY/FIRM: Personal Injury – Travel
TESTIMONIAL: I had a very complicated case from an accident in the Middle East where I was working for a major company a few years ago. My legal team of Clare Campbell and Sam Ruddy were exemplary and brilliant in bringing my case to a successful conclusion. Their endeavour, resolve and professionalism ensured that those responsible were held to account. Prior to hiring Clare and Sam, I was sceptical of winning the case based on the power of these big companies, but I was amazed at the successful outcome and it was all down to the efforts of my legal team. I can’t speak highly enough of Clare and Sam in the Manchester Office. Thank you.

COMPANY/FIRM: Personal Injury – Travel
TESTIMONIAL: I’ve rated Leigh Day Excellent because that’s exactly what they’ve been in representing me in my claim following a serious road accident in France in 2018. Everyone I dealt with at Leigh Day, but particularly Colin Murphy, has been exemplary. I was able to overcome my physical injuries thanks to the brilliance of the NHS but I doubt I would’ve dealt with the mental shocks without the superb support of Colin and Leigh Day. In all aspects of the aftermath of a major car accident you need clear information and communication and, in that, Leigh Day and Colin were superb. As well as being a professional actor I also teach Communication and Presentation Skills to businesses, so I’m well qualified to assert that Colin Murphy is very good indeed at communicating not only in imparting his professional knowledge but with bucket loads of empathy to boot!

COMPANY/FIRM: Product Liability
TESTIMONIAL: Excellent, expert, highly professional service in a group action. Very communicative and pro-active. Gave clear information and updates; recommendations were concise and easy to follow. A very competent result was obtained on behalf of many thousands of plaintiffs. Great work! And from one who has used plenty of lawyers, but never in a class action, I was mightily impressed.

COMPANY/FIRM: Product Liability
TESTIMONIAL: Leigh Day were superb in handling this case. There was no stress for me as a client. I was kept informed throughout. Client communications were always clear and informative setting out options and implications. I was also impressed by the quality of advice.

COMPANY/FIRM: Employment
TESTIMONIAL: Leigh Day assisted me with a long-standing employment law issue, to a successful conclusion. As a lawyer, I was overwhelmingly impressed with the firm’s meticulous work on my behalf. I would not hesitate to use Leigh Day again or to refer people to this firm.

COMPANY/FIRM: Employment
TESTIMONIAL: Throughout my police pension claim for age discrimination I was thoroughly impressed by the professionalism of Leigh Day. They always kept me updated despite being one of the many applicants involved and ultimately managed to give me some sort of justice.

COMPANY/FIRM: Human Rights
TESTIMONIAL: Thanks to all the team at Leigh Day! The service was top rate! The Leigh Day team was always there for us and the advice provided was clear, astute and always to the point, enabling us to think through and weigh up options at each step of the way. The outcome was successful – we achieved what we set out to achieve, improving public policy in the process. Thank you!

COMPANY/FIRM: Human Rights
TESTIMONIAL: Competent, prompt and responsive, great communication. Highly recommended team for town planning / neighbourhood planning matters.

COMPANY/FIRM: Regulatory and Disciplinary
TESTIMONIAL: I was advised by Gideon Habel on a professional conduct matter. I felt in very good hands throughout. It was really helpful to talk through and be fully advised on the regulatory and tactical matters. Gideon clearly gave careful and thoughtful consideration to those issues, and I am sure all of that contributed to making my case a smooth as could be hoped for. But that is not all he contributed. As well as an understanding of law and practice, so much of my case involved telling a personal story, and that involved being a good listener. I really do think that is such an important skill as a solicitor – being able to listen and knowing what questions to ask. Again, in that aspect of the case, I really relied on Gideon to have understood my situation at the time of the events in question, and where to ask questions, and that was not easy, given the lapse of time since those events. In particular, I felt Gideon understood me and the firm that I worked for, and that was really important.

COMPANY/FIRM: Regulatory and Disciplinary
TESTIMONIAL: I feel indebted to Emma Walker (Associate Solicitor) in Leigh Day’s regulatory and disciplinary department. Emma was non-judgemental, supportive and sensitive as soon as I reached out for support and was very quick in reaching out to me when I did ask for support. Emma’s advice was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and practical. Without Emma’s support, I would have found the entire process very difficult to navigate. In a truly dark moment, Emma gave me hope and the issue is now resolved in my favour. Thank you Emma, and to her supervising Partner Gideon, who also added invaluable experience knowledge to our response.

COMPANY/FIRM: International
TESTIMONIAL: My experience with Leigh Day has been entirely positive, and I have been impressed not only by Alex Wessely’s legal expertise, but also by the thoughtfulness shown to me throughout what has been a complex and fast-moving situation. All my queries and concerns, even the small ones, have been addressed promptly, potential problems with having to meet virtually have been smoothed out efficiently, and I appreciate not only an excellent legal service, but also a supportive one. Many thanks to Alex, his team, and all at Leigh Day.

CLIENT: with Personal Injury department (Industrial Disease)
TESTIMONIAL: My husband was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in February 2019. We live in Australia and after being referred to a company that helps people to deal with the legalities of associated asbestos diseases we were eventually forwarded to Leigh Day for the purpose of making a claim. Most of our dealings were with one lady employed by them. She could not have been more helpful to us throughout the lengthy process which involved my sons as well when my husband died in January 2020. There was so much empathy shown to us all, many phone calls, all done with such care. I am so grateful for that. The claim is now resolved. So yes, I would recommend Leigh Day very highly.

CLIENT: with Personal Injury department (Industrial Disease)
TESTIMONIAL: I worked with Leigh Day Solicitors and Kevin Johnson in particular for a period of 9 months due to my fathers Mesothelioma and I have no qualms whatsoever in recommending them whole heartedly. They were considerate and completely professional in everything they did and their communication was excellent even through the COVID pandemic. At no time did I, my father or mother feel pressured and I was always totally at ease with their assistance and guidance they were truly a godsend at a very difficult time….Thank you Kevin and all at Leigh Day

CLIENT: with Personal Injury department (Cycling)
TESTIMONIAL: Clear, well explained legal advice and an attention to detail on the physical, neurological and psychiatric medical side that vastly exceeded my initial conception of my claim. Leigh Day’s expertise on cycling accidents is second to none. I hope I will never again be in the position where I have been involved in a cycling accident and need to make a legal claim, but, if the situation arises, I will know who I would be asking to represent me.

CLIENT: with Personal Injury department (Cycling)
TESTIMONIAL: After a cycle accident which wasn’t my fault, in which I sustained injuries that required hospital, Leigh Day acted for me to pursue damages against the person who hit me. They were professional throughout and achieved a settlement that I was very happy with.

CLIENT: with Personal Injury department (Travel)
TESTIMONIAL: We had a difficult situation, seeking compensation for a very bad service from a holiday company that had not only ruined our family holiday but also jeopardised our health. Our solicitor from Leigh Day, through her diligence and skilled enquiry, discovered our experience was part of a much wider problem, affecting other people. She negotiated over a long period with the relevant parties who were reluctant to conclude the matter. Professionally persistent, she kept us fully informed and secured for us in the end an offer we were happy to accept. We are very grateful to her, found her very positive to work with and have no hesitation in recommending the company.

CLIENT: with Personal Injury department (Travel)
TESTIMONIAL: We picked Leigh Day at random believing they were a local firm. However, their representative travelled from London to visit us to explain the procedure, take instruction, advise us and to meet us so in the months that followed we had a ‘face’ we were actually communicating with and were soon conversing on first name terms. We had never had any legal representation before and the whole idea was quite daunting but as weeks progressed and all the maze was sorted through for us we came to rely on him and his firm totally. Any query, no matter how small or stupid it might sound we received a reply immediately either by email or telephone if it was more complicated. He had endless patience with us and our Coroner commended him and his firm for stepping in and averting a situation that could have had serious implications when it had been overlooked by everyone else. We have no hesitation in recommending this firm, I don’t know how we would have fared without them.

CLIENT: with Employment department
TESTIMONIAL: I was told just before Christmas that I was being made redundant. It came as a shock and I didn’t quite know where to turn as I had never been through a consultation process before. A friend had recommended Leigh Day and put me in touch with a lovely solicitor by the name of Charlotte Pettman, who handled the situation with the utmost professionalism and expertise. Being told you’re no longer wanted is quite a hard pill to swallow, but thankfully Charlotte had my back every step of the way. She went through everything with a fine tooth comb, pushed back on clauses she felt were unnecessary and confirmed I understood what was happening every step of the way. I really felt she was in my corner. I was super proud of the representation she gave me and I left the organisation with my head held high.

CLIENT: with Employment department
TESTIMONIAL: I am very satisfied regarding the assistance I received from Leigh Day when dealing with my legal matter. Their professionalism has been fantastic and have not enough words to express my gratitude during that experience.

CLIENT: with Clinical Negligence department
TESTIMONIAL: Medical negligence cases are very sensitive and stressful, Leigh day’s partner Suzanne White allayed the stress and gave constant reassurance over the duration. Updating me all the way through, via phone calls and meetings. With confidence she led the case, advised and was honest about all the possible scenarios. Suzanne walked with me every step of the way, and she had an amazing team, all of whom were honest about the realities of going through a case and the emotional strain. Suzanne and her team won and that has changed my life for the better. The win has given me the opportunity to gain control over my life and choices again. A new beginning and for that I am grateful beyond explanation.

CLIENT: with Clinical Negligence department
TESTIMONIAL: Understanding, efficient team run by professionals always willing to be helpful every step of the way. To begin a claim is daunting and they showed empathy and compassion. This helped me decide that this was the team I wanted for my claim.

CLIENT: with Human Rights department
TESTIMONIAL: This is the second time that I have used Leigh Day solicitors, and I have been left very impressed with the service they provide. They are professional, supportive and will always provide the best advice. We needed support with a Court of Protection matter and our solicitor – Ms Anna Moore – was very knowledgeable and experienced in this field, as well as being a kind and understanding individual. If you need support in this field, I would highly Anna Moore and, of course, Leigh Day in general.

CLIENT: with Human Rights department
TESTIMONIAL: We appointed Leigh Day to represent me and my family regarding a very sensitive matter following the death of my daughter. This was so important to have the right representation and I can now tell you, now the case is finalised, that Leigh Day was the right choice. Our solicitor who was not only calming but highly professional, a great communicator with unsurpassable advice and preparation. IF you are having making the choice we had to make, I can’t recommend Leigh Day more highly.

CLIENT: with International department
TESTIMONIAL: Thank you very much for all your hard work in bringing the case to a successful conclusion. We have received an excellent and caring service from you. Excellent communication all through the case. Leo ensured I was updated in all aspects and ensured that I understood the required technical details. Would thoroughly recommend Leo and Leigh Day.

CLIENT: with Product Safety department
TESTIMONIAL: After suffering with food poisoning which was caused by a wedding meal. The whole process from start to finish with Leigh Day was handled well with good communication and customer service.

CLIENT: with Product Safety department
TESTIMONIAL: I cannot thank Tom Jervis and his team enough for the work they have done in my case. It has taken a number of years to reach a conclusion but they got there in the end with a successful outcome. I found Tom to be professional and approachable. He made the whole process as easy as it could be for me. He always used ‘plain English’ and didn’t try to blind me by legal jargon. Always there at the end of the phone if I needed to talk things over. Thank you Tom.

Leigh Day is committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. We value the diversity of our colleagues, our clients and the third parties with whom we work. We seek to create an environment where everyone feels included and valued for their unique characteristics, skills and abilities and supported in their needs and responsibilities.

Leigh Day does not tolerate discrimination, bullying or harassment on grounds of sex, age, race, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender reassignment, sex characteristics, religion or belief.

We have policies in place to support our commitment to equality and diversity and ensure that it is acted upon on a day to day basis. We also monitor the way that we employ and manage our staff and the way that we interact with clients, third parties and suppliers to ensure that our dealings are consistent with our principles.

Some examples of our recent diversity and inclusion initiatives and achievements include:

  • Thriving and active staff-led networks – Disability and Allies / LGBTQ+ / Race, Intersectionality and Structural Equality (RISE) / Women’s
  • Being a signatory to the Law Society Women in Law Pledge
  • A wide range of diversity policies that are regularly reviewed and updated, including a Menopause Policy and a Trans & Non Binary Inclusion Policy
  • Creation of a Parents’ Forum and introduction of a number of initiatives to support working parents and other carers
  • Celebration diversity events such as Black History Month and LGBTQ+ Pride, with events and resources open to all employees
  • A diverse programme of initiatives, training and events to support the mental health of all members of the firm through the challenges of hybrid working
  • Continuing to work with Stonewall as part of the Diversity Champions Programme
  • Use of Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System to support social mobility within our graduate recruitment process