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Provided by 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 a legations 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) and Corner House-v-SSTI (seminal case on Protective Costs Orders).

Career

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.

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Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant - UK-wide
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Band 2

Jamie Beagent is head of the human rights department at Leigh Day. He specialises in judicial review matters concerning planning and the environment, as well as immigration detention, among other areas.


Civil Liberties & Human Rights - UK-wide
2
Band 2

Jamie Beagent is highly experienced across a varied range of human rights and public law challenges. He is notably skilled in handling immigration and environmental cases.

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