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The law catches up: Vendanta and parent company liability in the UK

Cherie Blair CBE, QC and Gabrielle Holly of Omnia Strategy LLP write about acting probono for the International Commission of Jurists and the CORE Coalition as interveners in a high profile UK Supreme Court appeal concerning the liability of a parent company for environmental damage caused by a foreign subsidiary.

In September 2018 our firm, Omnia Strategy LLP, was approached by two prominent NGOs, the International Commission of Jurists (“ICJ”) and the CORE Coalition, to assist them to intervene in the UK Supreme Court appeal of Vedanta Resources PLC and anor v Lungowe v and ors [2019] UKSC 20. The appeal would decide whether the case would be allowed to continue in the UK courts.
The ICJ and the CORE Coalition wished to make submissions to the court in support of the claim proceeding, and for the existence of a duty of care owed by Vedanta to the villagers.

Downloadable and available via the link here: is the full article by Cherie Blair CBE, QC & Gabrielle Holly that first appeared in the July 2019 Australian Publication Pro Bono Voco.