Lawyer cleared of professional misconduct charges over claims against British forces in Iraq says the case was politically motivated
The decision to prosecute human rights lawyers at the law firm Leigh Day was politically influenced, a senior partner has said in his first interview since being cleared of professional misconduct charges.
Martyn Day said he and his colleagues did not need to apologise for doing their jobs and making British soldiers accountable for their actions in Iraq.
Speaking nearly two weeks after the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal also found his fellow solicitors Sapna Malik and Anna Crowther as well as the London firm not guilty of all 20 misconduct allegations, Day said it was an “outrage” that the prime minister interfered in the case by making comments about “an industry of vexatious claims” before the trial.
The idea that we apologise to people for doing doing our job, I think that’s nonsense