Dr. Lucas Roorda
With the recent decisions of the UK Supreme Court and the Hague Court of Appeal in Okpabi v. Shell and Milieudefensie v. Shell respectively, common law duties of care on parent companies have gone from a distant hypothetical to a very real possibility – in the latter case, even a certainty.
This is of course good news[…]
Last Friday, the Supreme Court decided Okpabi v Shell. This is the most recent of a series of cases on the duty of care that UK parent companies may owe towards tort victims damaged or injured by their subsidiaries.
In less than two years, it is also the second Supreme Court ruling on the question of whether UK courts have[…]
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