Nichola Marshall > Leigh Day > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Leigh Day
PRIORY HOUSE
25 ST JOHN'S LANE
LONDON
EC1M 4LB
England
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Work Department

International group claims department.

Position

Partner in the international and group claims department. Specialist area of practice: representing international claimants in multi-party litigation that have been the victims of sexual abuse. Currently bringing a claim against British Airways who it is alleged are vicariously liable for the actions of one of their late pilots who is alleged to have sexually abused over 35 children in Africa whilst he was flying to and from Kenya and Uganda. Nichola is also instructed in multi-party sexual abuse litigation against both religious organisations and individuals. Prior to specialising in multi-party sexual abuse litigation, Nichola was involved in several of the firm’s international group claims including in a high profile group action against the oil trading company Trafigura on behalf of almost 30,000 residents of the Cote d’Ivoire in what is thought to be the largest foreign claimant group action in British legal history, a historic case against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on behalf of the Mau Mau who suffered torture at the hands of the British and involvement in a large group litigation against Shell on behalf of the Ogoni people in the Niger Delta whose land had been severely polluted following two large oil spills.

 

Career

Commenced a training contract at Leigh Day in 2006; qualified in 2008; became partner at Leigh Day in 2015.

Memberships

Human Rights Watch London.

Education

University of Leeds (LLB Hons); College of Law York (LPC).

Leisure

Skiing, sailing, hockey, travel and reading.