Cameron wades in on Leigh Day’s conduct in Al Sweady inquiry

Human rights firm defends its work the 'British rule of law in action' as prime minister criticises lawyers

06 Jan 2016

David Cameron has said Leigh Day has questions to answer over its involvement in the Al Sweady inquiry, before criticising the new shadow defence secretary Emily Thornberry for accepting a £14,500 donation from the firm.

'I do think it is instructive that we have lost a shadow secretary of state for defence who believed in our nuclear deterrent and instead we've got someone who apparently takes funds from Leigh Day. I think that leaves us with serious questions to answer,' said the prime minister.

Leigh Day is to face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) after a number of allegations were made against the firm following an investi...

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