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Leigh Day

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant

5 ranked lawyersBand 1London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Illustrious claimant team regularly instructed to act in catastrophic personal injury cases against a range of parties, including governments, public bodies and large corporations. Areas of expertise include unlawful detention and torture, as well as high-level cycling injuries. Regularly instructed on international mandates. Particular expertise in cases concerning the mining industry, including claims related to industrial disease, pollution and police violence. Highly experienced in taking cases to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.


A source says: "They have certainly got a specialism in personal injury as well as good resources, connections and networks."

"Leigh Day are very well organised and minimised the burden on me. On all occasions they have excellent communication and invested time into emails with in-depth explanations," a client reports.

A client says: "The firm has highly skilled lawyers who are experts in their fields and are dedicated to their work. My impression is that Leigh Day is an exceptional firm."

Work highlights

Acted in a class action filed in the Johannesburg High Court against Anglo American South Africa on behalf of more than 100,000 claimants in the Kabwe District of Zambia, who are believed to have been poisoned by lead.

Notable practitioners

Bethany Sanders is frequently called upon to act for claimants in serious injury claims. She is especially experienced in advising on cases involving brain and spinal injuries, often as a result of cycling accidents and other RTAs.
"Bethany Sanders is exceptionally good. She is meticulous and practical, and she negotiates a reasonable way forward in cases." "She is very thorough and clear in her advice, and has great empathy."

Daniel Easton serves as joint head of the asbestos and mesothelioma team, and his specialist area of expertise is in claims involving the former. He is also adept at handling catastrophic spinal injury litigation.
"An exceptional lawyer for industrial disease cases."

Martyn Day is celebrated for his pioneering personal injury claims against corporations and the UK government, arising out of injuries sustained both at home and overseas. His areas of expertise include misconduct by the military, environmental pollution and historic rights violations.
"Wonderful and really impressive; he takes cases many wouldn't." "Tenacious and so knowledgeable." "You feel like you are working with the A-team; Martyn Day is at the pinnacle of ground-breaking mass tort cases."

Sally Moore leads the firm's personal injury department. She is among the country's standout practitioners for high-value personal injury accident claims, and is frequently sought out to handle brain, spinal, amputation and fatal accident cases. She is also noted in the market for her niche expertise in bringing cycling-related claims.
"An outstanding lawyer who has very good judgement and tremendous experience." "Sally Moore is very well known, knowledgeable and effective." "Sensible, focused and collaborative in the way she works."

Sapna Malik dedicates her personal injury practice to civil liberties and human rights claims. She is known for assisting clients with personal injury claims against UK government departments, including the Ministry of Defence.
"Well versed and has great experience." "Incredibly conscientious and very detailed, without losing sight of the bigger picture."

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The team comprises over 80 people, including 28 qualified lawyers and 22 paralegals. It employs two former nurses who assist our understanding complex medical issues and three in–house accountants whose role is to maximise our clients’ damages claims and provide guidance where loss-of-earnings and business profits claims are complex.

The team has an excellent reputation amongst barristers, experts and case managers.  The team’s 30 years’ experience means that it works with the best barristers and external experts, advising on medical, technical, and quantum issues.

Clients who have suffered major trauma are represented by qualified solicitors and partners with decades of experience with a focus on ensuring the injured get the best rehabilitation to maximise their recovery, alleviating financial hardship caused by their injury and the best possible outcome.

For the past 18 years Leigh Day’s personal injury team has provided exclusive legal support to members of British Cycling and the British Triathlon Federation.

Leigh Day is listed in Headway’s Head Injury Solicitors Directory and in the Spinal Injuries Association’s ‘Guide to Choosing a Solicitor’ in recognition of our specialism in acting for seriously injured claimants.  They are a member of BackUp’s legal panel.

Head of the personal injury team, Sally Moore, is an accredited specialist for brain injury cases and has been Chair of Headway West London for the past seven years, a branch of the brain injury charity Headway UK.

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant

Leigh Day



27 Goswell Road


Greater London



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London (Firms)

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant

Bethany Sanders
Up and Coming
Daniel Easton
Band 3
Martyn Day
Star Individuals
Sally Moore
Star Individuals
Sapna Malik
Band 3