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Lord Tebbit proves once again that politicians need a crash course in the common law

Former Conservative party chairman alleges greedy Leigh Day lawyers are 'laughing all the way to the bank'

11 August 2015

One of Britain's most outspoken Conservative politicians has accused human rights lawyers of 'laughing all the way to the bank', after they successfully sued the government for illegal detention of a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan.

Writing his regular column in the Telegraph, Lord Tebbit has suggested that Sapna Malik, a partner at Leigh Day, which brought the case of Afghan farmer Serdar Mohammed, was not 'upholding' the law but merely profiting from a 'new injustice' from the Court of Appeal, due to the firm having around 80 similar cases in the pipeline.

As reported in SJ 159/30, Leigh Day successfully argued before the High Court in 201...

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