Leigh Day was founded on 10th June 1987 and now has over 500 people, with main offices in London and Manchester. It is one of The Times top 100 law firms and is ranked at the highest levels for the majority of its practice areas in both the law sector’s independent legal directories, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
The firm was founded by Sarah Leigh OBE who had left the law firm Bindmans in 1985 to form a specialist personal injury firm. She was joined by Martyn Day in 1987 and Leigh Day & Co was created, with its first offices in Gray’s Inn Road.
When you invest your savings or make decisions about what to do with your pension, you have a right to expect that your investment will be properly managed in accordance with any applicable rules.
Leigh Day has a specialist team working in financial services and shareholder claims. We act for individuals who have suffered a loss as a result of mis-sold investments, or other unethical and illegal behaviour or breaches of regulatory rules by financial services providers or companies.
Our work is vitally important to protect individuals who have lost their savings or been misled about an investment decision. We stand up for the rights of individual investors.
The Woodford Equity Income Fund was one of the largest ever investment funds in the UK, with assets under management of over £10 billion at its peak. Its collapse in 2019 caused many ordinary investors to lose huge amounts. This is why we are taking action on behalf of investors in this fund.
Over the last decade we have become recognised as one of the UK's leading group claim specialists. Our team represents individuals whose lives have been affected by the actions of large corporations such as the fund manager Link Fund Solutions Limited (Link).
This is why we are bringing a group claim against Link based on our investigation into the Woodford Equity Income Fund.
Our team are bringing legal action on behalf of all those individuals who invested into this fund and suffered losses as a result of its failure to comply with FCA rules.
For more information on the claim, please visit our FAQs section here.
Head of international and group litigation
Richard was made a partner in 1991 and was instrumental in developing the firm’s ethos to make multinational corporations accountable for their actions. He heads the firm’s international and group litigation team, seeking redress for workers and consumers who have been treated unfairly.
Senior associate solicitor
India joined Leigh Day in 2007, and has worked on cases involving multinational corporations based in the UK and South Africa. She works with Richard Meeran on group litigation in the UK and internationally.