He was represented in court this week by the British firm Leigh Day, which argued that Shell should be liable for failing to protect its pipelines to prevent criminal damage.
As I understand it, peeps breach the pipelines to nick stuff, this causes pollution, that disease, and this is Shell’s fault.
Under English law? Rilly?
“It is a UK registered company and that is why we came to the High Court in London seeking justice….the legal system in Nigeria is highly corrupt and there is no way we could get justice [from a Nigerian court.]
“Even if you tried it could take twenty to thirty years. But we do not have that time as the situation is an emergency.”
Bit colonial, innit?
Presumably I’m the only one whose opinion is “Well dodgy” when I see Leigh Day is involved?