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Lawyers must be able to bring cases against the government “without fear of recrimination or reprisals”, the high-profile solicitors’ firm Leigh Day has declared on the eve of its trial for alleged professional misconduct.
The charges, were brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), was a test case, potentially setting limits on how far solicitors need to prove allegations to their own satisfaction before they can bring them to court.
“The allegations against us stem from matters where we acted on behalf of Iraqi citizens who sought compensation from the Ministry of Defence because they alleged that they, or members of their families, were unlawfully detained, injured or killed by British Forces in Iraq.
“lawyers should be able to bring cases before our courts without fear of recrimination or reprisals.”
“… We believe that it is essential for our democracy that lawyers can bring claims before our courts, whether on behalf of service personnel or civilians, against the Ministry of Defence or any other government entity.
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