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SEADRILL GHANA OPERATIONS LIMITED v. TULLOW GHANA LIMITED
ENGLAND AND WALES HIGH COURT

Drilling for oil is a risky business. Oil companies seek to protect themselves against the financial consequences of risk by appropriate clauses in their contracts, for example, by a force majeure clause. This case concerns a contract for the hire of an ex pensive oil rig which contained such a clause. During the course of a territorial sea dispute between neighbouring states the arbitration tribunal determining that dispute required drilling to cease in the disputed sea where drilling was to take place....

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China court orders man to pay wife for housework in landmark case

A Beijing divorce court has ordered a man to compensate his wife for the housework she did during their marriage, in a landmark ruling.
The woman will receive 50,000 yuan ($7,700; £5,460) for five years of unpaid labour. The case has generated a huge debate online over the value of domestic work, with some saying the compensation amount was too little. The ruling comes after China's introduction of a new civil code. According to court records, the man identified by his surname Chen had filed for divorce last year from his wife, surnamed Wang, after getting married in 2015. She was reluctant to divorce at first, but later requested financial compensation, arguing that Chen had not shouldered any housework or childcare responsibilities for their son.

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BBC fined £28,000 for contempt after recording and broadcasting clip of court hearing on Microsoft Teams

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BBC fined £28k for airing footage from virtual HC hearing
The BBC has been fined £28,000 for contempt of court after “a catalogue of serious errors” resulted in the recording and broadcasting of a clip from a virtual hearing to half a million people. In November 2020, regional TV news programme BBC South East Today used a “scene-setting” clip of a judicial review hearing into a controversial decision to grant planning permission to a “fracking” site in Horse Hill, Surrey.

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