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ESG Disputes Bulletin - Issue 1

United Kingdom - March 29 2023 The first quarter of 2023 has already seen a frenzy of activity in the ESG and climate risk environment, with the pace of evolution looking set to…

Fiona Caldow, Felicity Ewing, Catherine Gilfedder

Climate litigation risk - five trends to watch in 2023

United Kingdom - January 9 2023 Litigation focused on contributions to climate change continued to multiply globally in 2022, with a number of significant new cases emerging…

Fiona Caldow, Felicity Ewing, Catherine Gilfedder

Court of Appeal finds force majeure event could have been overcome using reasonable endeavours

United Kingdom - November 14 2022 The Court of Appeal's decision in MUR Shipping v. RTI could cause difficulty for businesses seeking to rely on force majeure (FM) clauses in contracts…

Mahir Hussein

Climate litigation against states: UK and global developments

Global, United Kingdom - July 21 2022 As the UK experiences new record temperatures, the trend of challenging governments and public bodies on the grounds that insufficient regard has been…

Douglas Blyth, Fiona Caldow, Sarah Wardell

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