Law firm 'cocked-up' over list revealing Iraqi abuse claimants were not civilians

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Leigh Day denies attempting to mislead al-Sweady inquiry into alleged British military abuse by not recognising significance of Iraqi document

A UK law firm acting for Iraqis who alleged they were mistreated by the British military did not attempt to mislead a public inquiry into the affair, a professional misconduct hearing has been told.

Patricia Robertson QC, defending Leigh Day, said the law firm’s failure to recognise the significance of an Iraqi document that identified its clients as militiamen rather than civilians was a “cock-up”, rather than a lack of integrity.

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