The six represent more than 500 Masai children who have been killed or seriously maimed by unexploded bombs left behind on military ranges in Kenya.
Around 2,500 troops use Kenyan ranges each year and it is estimated that around 10 per cent of the shells they use do not explode.
Represented by Leigh Day name partner Martyn Day in seeking compensation from the UK Government, the Masai went through a mediation process with MoD representatives last Thursday and Friday.
The UK Government agreed to pay the group £4.5m and the most severely injured will get around £250,000 each.
Eversheds is facing a High Court battle after refusing to hand over company documents The claim was issued in the Chancery Division on 21 March by Lane & Partners on behalf of Panamanian company Xoilan Trader, which deals in antiquities. Eversheds has acted for Xoilan several times. Xoilan and a second claimant, Despina Papad-imitriou, are […]