Lawyers in cases against UK troops 'knew clients belonged to Iraqi militia'

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Law firm Leigh Day accused at tribunal of failing for more than five years to reveal that its clients were Mahdi army members

The law firm Leigh Day failed for more than five years to reveal that its Iraqi clients pursuing claims against British soldiers were members of a “murderous” Shia militia, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has been told.

Opening prosecution of the firm, Timothy Dutton QC, for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), said that for many years lawyers from Leigh Day maintained that those who had been killed or mistreated were “innocent Iraqi civilians”.

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