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Nigerian oil spill victims sue City lawyers over Shell settlement

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Nigerian oil spill victims sue City lawyers over Shell settlement

Oil spill victims accuse Leigh Day of unlawfully deducting £6m from a settlement due from Royal Dutch Shell

The City law firm Leigh Day is accused of unlawfully deducting £6m from a settlement due from Royal Dutch Shell to the Nigerian victims of an oil spill.

Eight members of the Bodo group from the Niger Delta have claimed that Leigh Day wrongly took the money – including £4m in “referral fees” to local lawyers – from a £55m payment.

In a claim to the High Court, the group alleged that Martyn Day, the senior partner at the London firm and former chairman of Greenpeace UK, “negligently or falsely induced the final settlement by creating the firm impression … that the sum of £20m would be available for the community.”

Leigh Day denies any wrongdoing… 

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