R v London Borough of Lewisham ex parte Shell UK Ltd 21 December 1987 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Shell boycott unlawful exercise of council's powers

    Date:
    1 March 1988

    In R v London Borough of Lewisham ex parte Shell UK Ltd (21.12.87) EOR18B, the Divisional Court rules that the council's decision to boycott all Shell products because of the Shell Group's interests in South Africa was unlawful, notwithstanding that the council attempted to justify the decision on the basis of its duty under s.71 of the Race Relations Act 1976 to "promote good relations between persons of different racial groups" in the borough.