Sean Humber > Leigh Day > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Leigh Day
27 Goswell Road
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Work Department

Human Rights.


Sean is a partner in the human rights department at Leigh Day.  He acts for individuals and campaign groups on a wide range of human rights issues including privacy and data breach claims, prisoner rights, environmental, discrimination and information law matters.


Trained Leigh Day 1993-96; qualified 1996; assistant solicitor 1996-2001; partner 2001. Previously worked in industry as a research scientist and then as a campaigner for Friends of the Earth (England and Wales).


Association of Prison Lawyers; Law Society’s Climate Change Working Party; APIL.


St Paul’s School, Barnes; Oxford University (biochemistry degree); University of Westminster (Law Conversion Course).


Politics and sport.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

(Leading individuals)

Sean HumberLeigh Day

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.