Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary (Shell Petroleum Company of Nigeria) has agreed a compensation package of £55 million to compensate 15,600 Nigerian fisherman and their community following two large oil spills in the Niger Delta in 2008 and 2009. The settlement follows three years of litigation in the High Court in London. Shell will also clean up the oil spill according to international standards. The settlement comes ahead of a trial listed for three months in May 2015.
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Justine Thornton was part of the legal team, acting for the Nigeria fishermen and their community, instructed by Leigh Day Solicitors.