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The Rising Cost of Not Litigating

United Kingdom - February 22 2022 Last month, the Civil Justice Council closed its consultation on potential changes to the pre-action protocols (PAPs), the rules governing the…

William J. Boddy

A Change of Climate in the Courts

Netherlands - June 15 2021 On 26 May 2021, The Hague District Court in the Netherlands issued an historic judgment in Milieudefensie et al. V. Royal Dutch Shell plc, a case…

Simon Hems, Alice O'Donovan

UK Supreme Court Allows Nigerian Environmental Damage Claims to Proceed Against UK Parent Company

United Kingdom - March 15 2021 The UK Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated judgment in Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another [2021] UKSC 3 on 12 February…

Simon Hems, Alice O'Donovan

Budget Launches Task Force to Uncover Exploitation of the UK Government’s COVID-19 Financial Rescue Schemes

United Kingdom - March 3 2021 In today’s budget, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a £100 million taskforce to scrutinise claims made under business support schemes designed to…

Rend Alani, Alice O'Donovan, Francesca Titus

With fraud against UK businesses at epidemic levels, businesses need to know how to protect themselves

European Union, United Kingdom - February 5 2021 Fraud has reached epidemic levels in the UK and should be seen as a national security issue, says think tank the Royal United Services Institute…

Alice O'Donovan, Francesca Titus