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Provided by Tessa Gregory

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Tessa is a Partner and an experienced litigator specialising in international and domestic human rights and environmental law. She conducts challenging high profile public law cases across diverse areas such as social welfare, human rights, refugee, wildlife and environmental law. She represents a wide variety of clients including individuals, MPs and NGOs. Tessa has been at the forefront of challenges to the Government’s welfare reforms and refugee policies and she currently represents a number of Afghans seeking an Article 2 compliant investigation into the deaths of their family members who they allege were murdered by British Special Forces.

Career

Tessa joined Leigh Day in 2014 from another human rights firm. In 2011 Tessa was shortlisted for the Peter Duffy Young Human Rights Lawyer of the Year award; in 2013 she was named The Times' Lawyer of the Week; and in 2014 she featured in The Lawyer’s annual Hot 100 list. In 2018 she was named Times Lawyer of the Week again for her work obtaining six refugee families’ entry to the UK after having been stuck on a British military base in Cyprus for 20 years.

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Environment: Claimant - UK-wide
2
Band 2

Tessa Gregory focuses her environmental law practice on matters pertaining to wildlife and habitats. Her clients include NGOs and campaigners, as well as local residents' groups.


Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant - UK-wide
3
Band 3

Tessa Gregory is a partner at Leigh Day who advises clients across the full range of public law matters. She is well regarded for her experience in high-profile cases which draw upon her expertise of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Equality Act 2010.


Civil Liberties & Human Rights - UK-wide
3
Band 3

Tessa Gregory represents a range of clients in challenges to the state, including acting for individuals, campaign groups and politicians. She has particular expertise in relation to social welfare and national security issues.


International Human Rights Law - UK-wide
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Tessa Gregory represents a range of clients in challenges to the state, including acting for individuals, campaign groups and politicians. She has particular expertise in relation to social welfare and national security issues.

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