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Holding Corporate Britain to Account for its Actions Abroad

Wednesday 4 March, 5pm, Arts Centre Conference Room

This public lecture will be given by Warwick graduate Martyn Day, Senior Partner at Leigh Day & Co Solicitors, and one of the world's leading human rights lawyers.

Martyn Day specialises in international, environment and product liability claims, often as group actions. He is known for his successes in many high profile and controversial cases mostly on behalf of groups of Claimants both in this country and abroad. Examples of his work include negotiating settlements for 52 Colombian farmers in a claim against BP relating to the damage caused to farms in the north of the country and recently being instructed in relation to the allegation that the disposal of waste in the Ivory Coast has led to deaths and injuries in Abidjan.

In Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession 2006, Martyn is described as "an impressive lawyer", "a leading light" who has a "terrific hands-on approach" and who leads a "dedicated and skilful" team. In April 2008 he was identified by The Times as one of the UK's most powerful and influential lawyers. Chambers 2008 said of Martyn, "he has a 'phenomenal' reputation in public law, environment and personal injury."

During the evening the organisers will be announcing the winners of the Julia Kerr Prize for Human Rights and the Law, to be presented to law students who have shown important contributions to human rights in the community (local, national, or international) as a participant in activities arranged through the Law School. A prize of £500 will be awarded to the winner and £100 to other students commended for their work.

For more information contact Andrew Williams on A.T.Williams@warwick.ac.uk