Law firm that accused British troops of torturing Iraqis ‘knew their clients were members of a murderous militia group and not innocent civilians’
- The law firm has spent £3.9 million preparing to defend itself against 19 charges
- Martyn Day and lawyers Sapna Malik and Anna Crowther face being struck off
- James Coote will speak on behalf of soldiers at Leigh Day’s disciplinary hearing
- Pictures this afternoon emerged of the trio arriving for the tribunal in London
A law firm, that accused British troops of torturing Iraqis, allegedly knew their clients were members of a murderous militia group and not civilians.
Law firm Leigh Day and solicitors Martyn Day, Sapna Malik and Anna Crowther are facing misconduct charges over legal claims they brought of torture and murder by British troops during the Iraq War, along with prohibited payments to a person called Mazin Younis.
Among the charges is also an allegation of improper conduct at a 2008 press conference involving disgraced lawyer Phil Shiner, where it was claimed that British soldiers had abused Iraqi civilians during a 2004 battle.