Shubhaa Srinivansan > Leigh Day > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Leigh Day Offices
25 ST JOHN'S LANE
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International and group claims.
Partner in the international and group claims department. Specialist area of practice: representing international claimants in multi party and product liability litigation with expertise in environmental claims; claims against the Ministry of Defence including torture and military equipment failures. Cases handled: representing 73 Colombian farmers against a UK multinational corporation for alleged environmental damage caused to their land due to the construction of an oil pipeline. Represented 52 Colombian farmers in an earlier group action which settled by way of mediation in 2006; representing UK soldiers who were injured in a friendly fire incident in Iraq against the Ministry of Defence alleging equipment failure; represented the family of Baha Mousa and a number of Iraqis against the Ministry of Defence for alleged torture and maltreatment committed by the British Army.
Qualified (England and Wales) 1997; trained Messrs Rashid & Lee, Malaysia 1998; qualified (Malaysia) 1998; advocate and solicitor Messrs. Shafee & Co., Malaysia 1999; qualified (Supreme Court of England and Wales) 2003; solicitor, international and group claims department Leigh Day 2003; partner 2009 to date. Publications of note: Wrote chapter 11 entitled ‘Current Trends and Future Effects in Transnational Litigation against Corporations in the United Kingdom’ in the book ‘Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights Impacts – New Expectations and Paradigms’ by the American Bar Association (2014). Current directorships: Trustee of the Harinder Veriah (UK) Trust.
Solicitors’ International Human Rights Group & Chair of the Malaysia Sub-group; Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and accredited as ‘Litigator’ in 2006; Malaysian Bar; Bar of England and Wales.
University of London (1996 LLB hons 2(2)); BPP Law School, London (1997 Bar finals); SOAS, University of London (2002 LLM, merit); London School of Economics (2010 certificate in international human rights law and practice).
Engaging in pro-bono work, travel.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Public sector > Administrative and public law
- Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights
- Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant
- Employment > Employee/unions
- Real estate > Environment
- Insurance > Personal injury: claimant
- Insurance > Product liability: claimant