Court has jurisdiction to hear claims brought by Zambian citizens alleging injury, loss and damage due to copper mining


Re: Lungoew & Ors v Vendata Resources Plc & Anor [2016] EWHC 975 (TCC)

The defendants sought declarations that the court did not have jurisdiction, or ought not to exercise any jurisdiction, in claims brought by 1,826 Zambian citizens alleging personal injury, damage to property, loss of income and loss of amenity and enjoyment of land, due to alleged pollution and environmental damage caused by copper mining, which the defendants were responsible for. Applications dismissed.

Richard Hermer QC and Edward Craven were involved in this case.