Leigh Day

Jamie Beagent

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Jamie is head of the Human Rights and Public Law Department at Leigh Day. He specialises in judicial review, public law and civil liberties. Jamie represents claimants across a broad range of areas and holding the executive to account. He has particular expertise in planning and environmental law, unlawful detention and corporate accountability.

Notable cases include: Binyam Mohamed (Norwich Pharmacal claim for Guantanamo Bay detainee), Corner House & CAAT-v-Director of the SFO (dropping of criminal investigation into allegations of corruption by BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia), CAAT-v-BAE Systems Plc (Norwich Pharmacal claim for anti-arms trade organisation which was victim of spying), EO; Ors-v-SSHD (detention of torture survivors in the UK), Rahmatullah (habeas corpus case for detainee at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan), Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum (leading case on Neighbourhood Planning and the Localism Act 2011) and Corner House-v-SSTI (seminal case on Protective Costs Orders).


Educated at Bedford School and Somerville College, Oxford. Trained at Sharpe Pritchard. Joined Leigh Day upon qualification in 2003.

Professional Memberships

Administrative Law Bar Association. Refugee Legal Group.