Law firm Leigh Day cleared over Iraq murder compensation claims

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Firm and three solicitors were prosecuted after overseeing claims of murder and torture against British forces in Iraq that turned out to be false

The law firm Leigh Day and three of its solicitors have been cleared of all the allegations of professional misconduct they faced over Iraq war murder compensation claims.

The not guilty verdicts delivered by the solicitor’s disciplinary tribunal (SDT) in London are a severe setback for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, which launched the costly prosecution, and the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, who had called for legal action.

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