Ms Eilidh Douglas

Eilidh Douglas

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Oil and gas: are you in control? Parent company liability in Ogale Community v Shell
United Kingdom | 02 April 2018

A recent Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that a claim against an English-domiciled parent of a foreign oil and gas company may not proceed in the English courts if the claimants are unable to prove that the parent owed them a duty of care. The decision highlights that the court will look closely at the influence of group policies and the extent of practical or shared control that the parent has over the operations that are the subject of a claim.