Russell Hopkins in one of The Lawyer’s Top Cases of 2020


Bright Line Law is pleased to announce that Russell Hopkins is involved in one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020, Municipality of Mariana and others v BHP.

Russell Hopkins is instructed on behalf of the claimants in a case related to Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster. In November 2015, a tailings dam collapsed at an iron ore mine, releasing approximately 50 million cubic metres of waste. BHP have challenged the jurisdiction of the English courts. The jurisdiction challenge is listed for 7 days in June 2020.

Russell is led by Charles Hollander QC of Brick Court Chambers and Nicholas Harrison of Serle Court.

To view the Top 20 Cases of 2020, please click here.