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Climate change litigation risk - the rise in activist challenges to major project authorisations

United Kingdom - October 29 2021 Greenpeace has failed in its challenge to the grant of consent to drill at BP's Vorlich field, East of Aberdeen. The decision of the Inner House of…

Douglas Blyth, Fiona Caldow, Malcolm Gunnyeon, Liz Tout

European Commission opposes UK accession to Lugano Convention

European Union, United Kingdom - May 5 2021 Uncertainty continues as to post-Brexit processes for enforcing court judgments across Borders, with the UK's intention to join the streamlined…

Fiona Caldow, Felicity Ewing, Roger Matthews

UK accession to Lugano Convention to be decided within weeks

European Union, United Kingdom - April 19 2021 Uncertainty continues as to post-Brexit processes for enforcing court judgments across Borders. In January, we reported on the effect of the end of…

Fiona Caldow, Felicity Ewing, Roger Matthews

Okpabi v. Shell: UK Supreme Court reaffirms broad potential for environmental damage claims against parent companies

United Kingdom - February 25 2021 In the latest instalment of the English courts' consideration of their jurisdiction over claims against UK companies arising from foreign…

Lara Armes-Venter, Catherine Gilfedder

Climate change disputes: emerging trends for a global emergency

United Kingdom - February 22 2021 The issue of climate change grows more urgent every year, with a recent global opinion poll revealing that almost two-thirds of the population view…

Lara Armes-Venter, Catherine Gilfedder