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Cases: Collective Redress

Municipio De Mariana v (1) BHP Group (UK) Limited; (2) BHP Group Limited

On 5 November 2015 Brazil suffered its worst ever environmental disaster when the Fundão Dam collapsed, releasing around 40 million cubic metres of tailings from iron ore mining. Russell Hopkins is acting on behalf of more than 200,000 Brazilian Claimants.The collapse…


Re Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

Juliet Wells was instructed to advise on a prospective group claim for Human Rights Act and unlawful detention damages, arising out of the government’s policy of mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers arriving from Red List countries.


Re Emissions litigation

Russell Hopkins is instructed by Pogust Goodhead to act on claims against multiple vehicle manufacturers, finance companies and car dealerships in claims related to the so-called ‘diesel-gate’ scandal. The claims allege that vehicles contain unlawful defeat devices within the meaning…


Munícipio de Mariana & Oths v BHP Group Plc & BHP Group Ltd

Russell Hopkins acted for more than 200,000 Brazilian claimants (including individuals, municipalities, businesses, utility companies, churches, and indigenous communities) in proceedings brought against BHP Group following the worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history, the collapse of the Fundão Dam in…


Viegas, Sanches & Others v Cutrale & Others

Russell Hopkins acted for some 1,500 Brazilian orange farmers in a high-value damages claim against alleged cartelists (individuals and a corporate defendant) involved in the international orange juice export market. The defendants’ jurisdiction challenge raised issues of domicile, service and/or…


Uyghur genocide and crimes against humanity case

Rodney Dixon KC is acting for the East Turkestan Government in Exile and Uyghur victims in proceedings before the ICC in respect of the alleged genocide and crimes against humanity committed by Chinese authorities against Uyghurs in ICC States Parties…


Group Litigation Order following the Hillsborough Stadium disaster

Keith Morton KC, Tim Sharpe, Robert Riddell and Elizabeth Gallagher are instructed by the Head of Legal Services at South Yorkshire Police in connection with the Group Litigation Order (“GLO”) granted in November 2016. The GLO issues include consideration of…





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