In the Media

Lawyers 'besiege' army over Iraq abuse

PUBLISHED July 26, 2005

Britain's armed forces face a new wave of damaging legal actions over the alleged torture of detainees in Iraq, prompting concerns from defence chiefs over the role of UK law firms whom they accuse of placing military personnel 'under siege'.

Earlier this month Lord Guthrie, the former Chief of the Defence Staff, spoke of 'civilian solicitors from the UK who are touting for business on the streets of Basra'.