Civil penalties for offshore environment breaches in force from October –

Posted August 17th, 2018 in environmental protection, news, offshore installations, penalties by sally

‘A new civil penalty regime for environmental law breaches by offshore oil and gas companies will come into force on 1 October 2018.’

Full Story, 17th August 2018


Supreme Court backs Chevron over use of new evidence in appeal over HSE prohibition notice –

Posted February 9th, 2018 in evidence, health & safety, news, offshore installations, Scotland, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Tribunals are entitled to take into account additional evidence that was not available to the health and safety inspector when considering an appeal against a prohibition notice, the UK’s highest court has confirmed.’

Full Story, 8th February 2018


Appeal court: judge wrong to interfere with exclusion clause when wording sufficiently clear –

‘A High Court judge was wrong to override an exclusion clause in a complex contract for the hire of an offshore drilling rig, as the parties were commercial equals and the wording of the clause was sufficiently clear, the appeal court has ruled.’

Full story, 15th April 2016


Russell and others v Transocean International Rescources Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Posted December 9th, 2011 in EC law, holiday pay, law reports, offshore installations, working time by tracey

Russell and others v Transocean International Rescources Ltd and others: [2011] UKSC 57;  [2011] WLR (D)  356

“Employees working on oil and gas installations in the North Sea whose contract of employment provided for a repeating shift pattern of two weeks’ work on the rig, followed by two weeks onshore on non-working ‘field break’, were not entitled to take their statutory holiday entitlement during time when they had been scheduled to work offshore.”

WLR Daily, 7th December 2011


Greenpeace makes legal bid to stop UK offshore drilling – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2010 in environmental protection, judicial review, offshore installations by sally

“Greenpeace has launched legal action in a bid to stop UK offshore drilling in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The environmental group announced today that its lawyers have filed a claim at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.”

Full story

The Independent, 12th November 2010


Sentences cut for marine hose cartel executives – The Times

Posted November 14th, 2008 in news, offshore installations, price fixing, sentencing by sally

“Three former oil industry workers who became the first British business executives to be jailed for price-fixing had their sentences reduced today.”

Full story

The Times, 14th November 2008


Spencer-Franks v Kellogg Brown and Root Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Spencer-Franks v Kellogg Brown and Root Ltd and Another

“A door-closing device which ensured that the door of the control room on an oil rig was closed was ‘work equipment’ within regulation 2 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (SI 1998 No 2306) and, consequently, a mechanic who was injured while repairing such a device was entitled to bring proceedings under those regulations against his employer and/or the oil rig operator.”

The Times, 3rd July 2008


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