Ealing Council paves way to ban anti-abortion protesters – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2018 in abortion, consultations, demonstrations, local government, news by sally

‘A council has moved to ban anti-abortion protesters from outside a Marie Stopes clinic in west London.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2018

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INEOS Upstream Ltd & Ors v Persons Unknown [2017] EWHC 2945 (Ch) – Falcon Chambers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in demonstrations, energy, environmental protection, injunctions, news by sally

‘Acting for the UK’s largest holder of licences for onshore shale gas exploration, and a number of private individuals, Janet Bignell QC and Gavin Bennison have successfully obtained the long-term continuation of interim injunctions restraining a wide range of unlawful conduct by protestors opposed to hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’). The injunctions were initially obtained on an ex parte basis in July 2017, and continuation was secured with only minor modification at an opposed hearing on 12 September 2017. At a three-day hearing in November 2017 before Morgan J which attracted considerable media interest, the claimants resisted applications to discharge the injunctions brought by two well-known “anti-fracking” campaigners.’

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Falcon Chambers, December 2017

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Home Office review over harassment at abortion clinics – BBC News

‘New laws could be introduced to protect women from harassment outside abortion clinics, the Home Office has said.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2017

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The limits of protest and free speech – Legal Action

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in abortion, demonstrations, freedom of expression, harassment, news, public order by sally

‘Steve Hynes discusses the controversy surrounding anti-abortion protests outside an abortion clinic in west London and its possible implications for human rights law.’

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Legal Action, November 2017

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Antisocial behaviour ruling could halt anti-abortion protests outside clinics – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2017 in abortion, demonstrations, domestic violence, harassment, news by tracey

‘Anti-abortion protests outside clinics across the UK could be halted using antisocial behaviour legislation, a Labour MP has said, after her council took a significant decision to stop a group from approaching women at a west London clinic.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2017

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Ealing abortion clinic protest ban approved – BBC News

Posted October 11th, 2017 in abortion, demonstrations, local government, London, news by tracey

‘An “unprecedented” ban on protesters outside abortion clinics could be introduced in a London borough. Councillors in Ealing overwhelmingly backed a proposal to stop anti-abortion groups protesting outside a Marie Stopes clinic in the borough.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2017

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The felling of protest? – UK Police Law Blog

‘In Sheffield City Council v Fairhall [2017] EWHC 2121 (QB), the Court has been asked to consider the extent to which the decision in DPP v Jones [1999] UKHL 5; [1999] 2 AC 240 can be relied upon as a right to conduct peaceful but disruptive protest on the highway.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 30th September 2017

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Vivienne Westwood’s son challenges Ineos injunction on fracking protest – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2017 in demonstrations, environmental protection, injunctions, news by tracey

‘An environmental campaigner is challenging the legality of a wide-ranging injunction obtained against protesters by a multinational firm that he criticised as being “draconian, anti-democratic and oppressive”.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2017

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Officials “exceeded powers” when barring demonstrators from entering court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 17th, 2017 in courts, demonstrations, HM Courts Service, news, public order by sally

‘Court officials exceeded their powers when they barred supporters of the founder of the Fathers 4 Justice pressure group from entering Aldershot Magistrates Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2017

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Black Lives Matter Heathrow protesters found guilty – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2017 in demonstrations, fines, news, roads by sally

‘Nine Black Lives Matter protesters who blocked a road to Heathrow Airport have been found guilty of wilful obstruction of the highway.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2017

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Farmer dumps muck outside court in protest at justice system – Daily Telegraph,

Posted January 18th, 2017 in criminal damage, demonstrations, news, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

‘A wealthy farmer dumped a lorry load of muck outside a crown court on Tuesday in protest at the “severely flawed” justice system which he claimed left him thousands of pounds out of pocket.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2017

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Battle of Orgreave: home secretary to decide on new inquiry – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2016 in demonstrations, industrial action, inquiries, miners, news, police by sally

‘A decision on whether to launch a new inquiry into the “battle of Orgreave”, one of the most brutal episodes during the 1984 miners’ strike, is due to be announced by the home secretary, Amber Rudd.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2016

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Leeds homelessness protesters fight legal bid to evict tent city – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2016 in demonstrations, homelessness, local government, news, repossession by sally

‘The organisers of a homelessness protest, in which around 50 rough sleepers have pitched tents in Leeds city centre, are due to appear in court to fight a bid to disperse them.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2016

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Freedom’s banner – Counsel

Posted September 26th, 2016 in demonstrations, legal history, news by sally

‘The legal and practical issues surrounding street demonstrations have remained remarkably similar over the 200 years since the idea of peaceful demonstrations was first thought of.’

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Counsel, October 2016

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Hunt saboteurs should learn it’s a ‘dangerous world out there’ says lawyer after huntsman is cleared of ramming protester – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in demonstrations, grievous bodily harm, hunting, news by sally

‘Hunt saboteurs should learn that it’s a “dangerous world out there” and stop standing in the way of riders, according to the lawyer of a huntsman cleared of ramming a protester.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2016

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Activists occupy CPS offices over Kingsley Burrell’s death – The Guardian

‘Activists have occupied the lobby of the Crown Prosecution Service offices in Birmingham, calling for police officers to be prosecuted over the 2011 death of a student.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2016

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Student wins lawsuit forcing IPCC to re-examine assault claim – The Guardian

‘A student who alleges he was assaulted by police during a demonstration has won a lawsuit forcing an official watchdog to conduct a fresh examination of his allegations.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2016

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Britain First could be ‘finished’ if High Court bid to ban them from every mosque in England and Wales – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2016 in demonstrations, harassment, injunctions, Islam, news, police, political parties by sally

‘Britain First could be “finished” as it faces a High Court attempt to ban it from entering any mosque in England or Wales for the next three years.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2016

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Linklaters escapes ‘unprecedented’ disclosure order – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has decided against making what would have been an unprecedented order in relation to e-disclosure in an action brought over the behaviour of a mining company in Peru.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th July 2016

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The Human Rights Act helps us hold power to account. We must defend it – The Guardian

‘Protestors like John Catt are being monitored by the state without explanation – except that they ‘could be a victim’ of a future crime. What’s going on?’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2016

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