UK Supreme Court claims that Nigerian farmers can bring claims against Shell in English Courts
On the 12th of February 2021, the UK Supreme Court held that the proceedings filed in the UK by approximately 42,500 Nigerian residents against parent company Royal Dutch Shell and its Nigerian subsidiary, SPDC, could proceed in English courts. The court reaffirmed, following the Vedanta decision, that a parent company may incur a duty of care in respect of the activities of a subsidiary in determined situations.
UK Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers are workers
On the 19th of February 2021, the UK Supreme Court unanimously held that Uber drivers are to be classified as ‘workers’ and not self-employed under employment law, meaning that they will now be entitled to associated worker rights such as minimum wage and holiday pay.