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Articles Group Actions 18th Jul 2019

Unilever – Court of Appeal decision

The Supreme Court has decided to refuse permission to the Claimants to appeal the judgment of the Court of Appeal in AAA and others v Unilever PLC and Unilever Tea Kenya Limited.  This means that the Court of Appeal’s decision that Unilever’s Kenyan subsidiary should not face claims in England and Wales based on injuries suffered by visitors to and on its tea plantation in Kenya (arising out of Post- Election Violence, at the hands of third parties, in 2007) because the Claimants cannot sustain a claim with a real prospect of success against Unilever PLC, as a parent company and anchor defendant domiciled in England and Wales, stands as the final word in this long running group action.

Charles Gibson QC, Adam Heppinstall, and Ognjen Miletic, instructed by Jamie Curle and Sarah Ellington of DLA Piper, represented the Unilever defendants.

A copy of the Court of Appeal judgment can be found here.

Read more in Adam Heppinstall and Ognjen Miletic‘s alerter.


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