Mandatory order to stop bribery investigation? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 14th, 2016 in bribery, fraud, human rights, judicial review, news, oil wells, prosecutions by sally

‘Soma are investing heavily ($40m spent on seismic work) in looking at oil and gas extraction in Somalia, so it was a bit of a set-back, to say the least, when their “capacity-building” efforts – funding infrastructure in the relevant Ministry – were alleged to fall under the Bribery Act 2010, and this led to a fraud investigation by the UK SFO. The investigations, as investigations do, dragged on, and Soma brought these, somewhat ambitious, proceedings to get an order telling the SFO to stop them.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th October 2016

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Appeal court: judge wrong to interfere with exclusion clause when wording sufficiently clear – OUT-LAW.com

‘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.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th April 2016

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Al Fayed loses damages in fight over Oxted oil field – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2010 in compensation, damages, news, oil wells, trespass by sally

“Mohamed Al Fayed’s battle for compensation after a company drilled for oil under his Surrey estate has been thrown out by the Supreme Court.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2010

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Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2010 in compensation, damages, law reports, oil wells, Supreme Court, trespass by sally

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and another [2010] UKSC 35; [2010] WLR (D) 204

“Damages for trespass occasioned by an oil company drilling underneath another party’s land were to be assessed on the basis that the right to drill for oil was a compulsory acquisition under statute and, therefore, any additional value of the right of access attributable to the oil extraction scheme was to be disregarded.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010

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Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and anr – WLR Daily

Posted June 17th, 2009 in law reports, oil wells, trespass by sally

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and anr [2009] EWCA Civ 579; [2009] WLR (D) 187

“A party, under licence from the Crown to search for, bore and obtain oil, which drilled and used pipelines to extract the oil from land without the grant of permission by the owner of the paper title in exclusive possession of that land, committed a trespass, although such trespass was purely technical in that no interference was effected on the landowner’s use or enjoyment of his land, nor did the latter have any rights to the oil which belonged exclusively to the Crown and its licensee.”

WLR Daily, 16th June 2009

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Bocardo SA v Star Energy and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2008 in law reports, oil wells, trespass by sally

Bocardo SA v Star Energy and another [2008] EWHC 1756 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D); [2008] WLR (D) 258

“Access to land to remove oil vested in the Crown from beneath the subsoil, without obtaining access rights from the owner of the land, amounted to an actionable trespass entitling the landowner to compensation, which was to be assessed on the basis of what would be fair and reasonable between willing parties.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2008

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Fayed strikes oil in the high court – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2008 in news, oil wells, trespass by sally

“He is a hotelier, football club chairman and the owner of Harrods, but until now, as far as he knew, the multimillionaire Mohamed Al Fayed was not an oilman.”

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The Guardian, 25th July 2008

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