Leigh Day has suspended two paralegals over a poster offering legal advice to Grenfell victims.
A LAW firm has suspended two employees over a poster touting for business from Grenfell Tower victims amid concerns “ambulance chasing” lawyers were targeting vulnerable families.
Leigh Day – which previously hounded British troops over allegations of war crimes in Iraq – said it was “completely unaware” of a poster offering to “kick-start” victims’ insurance claims after the devastating deadly fire.
A poster headlined “Free Legal Support” featured British passports and gave an email address for two paralegals at the firm which were different from their work addresses, The Times reports.
According to the newspaper, the poster said: “Our aim is to help you kick-start any potential insurance claims and review any complex documents.”
The paper reported that it also said: “We do not charge for the assistance we provide. However a third party may charge for their services.”
Leigh Day, which was cleared of wrongdoing over lawyers’ pursuit of torture and murder claims against British troops, said it does not represent any victims of the fire.
A spokesman said: “As soon as the posters were brought to our attention, a full internal investigation was commenced under formal protocols.
“The two individuals concerned have been suspended whilst this investigation takes place.