Leigh Day makes ‘staggeringly high’ costs order of £105m for Trafigura role

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  • As a lawyer with zero knowledge of international law I'm interested to know how the English courts have jurisdiction to hear a claim by claimants in the Ivory Coast in respect of pollution that took place there.
    Should this not be for the Ivorian courts to deal with?
    I hope Leigh Day can prove that their clients all signed up to their CFA's - presumably with a translation attached - as it would be rather embarrassing if they were in breach of that dear old nonsense the indemnity principle.

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  • MY OWN QUERY IS THAT TRAFIGURA PAID COMPENSATION TO THE IVORIAN GOVERNMENT AND WHY DID THE GOVERNMENT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR ITS PEOPLE NOT COMPENSATE THE ACTUAL PEOLPLE AFFECTED;
    TRAFIGURA ALSO AGREED TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY MILLION TO THE ACTUAL PEOPLE AFFECTED;
    THEY HAVE DEMONSTRATED REMORSE AND ARE PAYING FOR IT LITERALLY;
    TRAFIGURA SHOULD BE GIVEN A BREAK;
    THE LEGAL PROFESSION IS A NOBLE AND HONOURABLE PROFESSION

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