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Members of St Pauls Chambers have been instructed to represent the growing number of claimants seeking damages for personal injuries caused by repeated assaults perpetrated by employees and agents of the British Colonial Administration in Kenya between 1952 and 1961.

Simon Myerson QCAndrew HaslamSophie Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

 


Members of St Pauls Chambers, Simon Myerson QC, Andrew Haslam and Sophie Mitchell have been instructed to represent the growing number of claimants seeking damages for personal injuries caused by repeated assaults perpetrated by employees and agents of the British Colonial Administration in Kenya when they were detained in screening centres, prisons, detention camps and under a programme known as 'villagisation'.  The assualts took place during the course of the State of Emergency declared by the Colonial Administration in the face of the uprising of African resistance to colonial rule in Kenya. The events with which this claim is concerned took place between 1952 and 1961.

Simon is leading the team, which additionally consists of another Silk and Mary Ruck and Sally Hatfield from his Manchester Chambers. Andrew is the junior responsible for identifying any criminal acts and Sophie is going to assist the solicitors, Tandem Law, in Kenya on a two month placement, before returning to work on the case in the UK. The team has already been to Kenya, where their visit made national news

The Defendant is the Department of State to which legal liability for the acts and omissions of the servants and/or agents of the Colonial Office has been transferred.

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