The Bille and Ogale Group Litigation

Posted: 24/11/2023

On 22 November 2023, Mrs Justice May handed down the latest judgment in this long-running group litigation concerning oil pollution in the Niger Delta. Among other directions, the Court has granted the Claimants permission to particularise further oil spills alleged to have been caused by the Defendants, and to rely on claims under the Nigerian Constitution and African Charter. The litigation is ongoing, and a copy of the judgment is available here

Alistair Mackenzie, instructed by Leigh Day, acted for the Claimants. Marie Louise Kinsler KC acted for the Claimants in their successful resistance of the Defendants’ earlier jurisdiction challenge.


Alistair Mackenzie

Call: 2013


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