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Hugh Mitchell named as Shell interim legal boss

Screen Shot 2013-12-22 at 19.09.52We can only speculate about the sudden resignation of Peter Rees QC days after Ben van Beurden took up his new role as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Since then, Shell’s image and reputation has undergone a transformation from a successful multinational to a company in crisis, having issued a profits warning, abandoned mega projects and embarked on a massive fire sale of assets. The temporary appointment of a non lawyer to be head of Shell’s legal department, as announced today, further undermines confidence in the stability of Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

By John Donovan

The Lawyer reports today that Hugh Mitchell, the head of Shell HR (an executive director of Royal Dutch Shell Plc) is now in temporary charge of Shell legal assisted by Michiel Brandjes, Company Secretary and General Counsel Corporate.

Sounds like desperation stakes bearing in mind that Mitchell is not even a lawyer and is also a member of the executive committee responsible for the current meltdown at Shell.

He also  has ultimate responsibility for Shell internal and external communications, Shell real estate, Shell global security, Shell health and Shell aircraft. Now head of legal without any legal qualifications. Jack of all trades… read more

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Shell defends handling of evacuation from Corrib gas tunnel

Shell E&P Ireland has defended its contractors’ handling of an emergency evacuation last week from the Corrib gas tunnel which is under construction in north Mayo.

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A section of the Corrib gas line: Shell E & P said tunnelling work on the last section of the Corrib gas pipeline was immediately suspended, as is “normal procedure” when an alarm sounds

By Lorna Siggins: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

Shell E&P Ireland has defended its contractors’ handling of an emergency evacuation last week from the Corrib gas tunnel which is under construction in north Mayo.

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred when an alarm was activated, indicating a presence of gas. However, the local fire service was not notified for another 106 minutes. Its staff undertook a safety inspection of the tunnel with Shell contractors and confirmed it was safe to enter. read more

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