British Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed legal firms filing “spurious” allegations against veterans of the UK troops who fought in the Iraq war.
According to Cameron, the plan against the law firms may include a "broader legislative package" that may "strengthen the investigative powers and penalties" that can be used against law firms which he said were abusing the system."
Leigh Day, known for representing Iraqi litigants, denied the allegations concerning its works.
“We have a system in this country that enables people to obtain justice if they have suffered abuse, damage or loss at the hands of anyone.” he said.
UK Ministry of Defence established a unit called the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) in 2010 in order to inquire into accusations of murder, abuse, and torture by its troops during the Second Gulf War, which covered at least 1,514 cases.