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Following a three year High Court battle, Shell has agreed a £55 million package to compensate thousands of Nigerian fishermen and their community in respect of oil spills in 2008 and 2009 that devastated the region. The deal has been widely reported, involving one of the largest ever compensation payments to a community following environmental damage. For the full press release see http://www.leighday.co.uk/News/2015/January-2015/Shell-agrees-55m-compensation-deal-for-Nigeria-Del

Andrew Scott (instructed by Leigh Day) was part of the counsel team acting for the claimants in the High Court proceedings, which involved various complex private international and foreign law issues (see Bodo Community v SPDC [2014] EWHC 1973 (TCC) http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/TCC/2014/1973.html).

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