Bodo Community and others v Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd

Costs – Order for costs. In earlier proceedings, the Technology and Construction Court had determined a number of preliminary issues which arose in proceedings concerning oil spillages in Nigeria, for which the defendant company had admitted liability. The court went on to consider costs and held that 10% of the costs of and occasioned by the preliminary issues would be costs in the case. Of the balance of 90%, the claimants should pay 75% of the defendant's costs, that was 67.5% of the overall costs and the full 90% of its own costs

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