Protesters cleared of Fortnum and Mason trespass – The Independent

Posted March 26th, 2012 in budgets, demonstrations, news, trespass, trials by sally

“Eight protesters who were accused of occupying Fortnum and Mason during an anti-cuts demonstration last year were today acquitted of trespass.”

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The Independent, 23rd March 2012

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Fortnum & Mason protesters convicted of aggravated trespass – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2011 in conditional discharge, costs, demonstrations, fines, news, trespass by tracey

“Anti-tax avoidance protesters from the group UK Uncut have been found guilty of aggravated trespass after more than 150 people occupied a luxury food retailer during a TUC-organised demonstration last March.”

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The Guardian, 17th November 2011

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Squatting in residential buildings to become a criminal offence – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 1st, 2011 in bills, consultations, crime, news, squatting, trespass by sally

“Squatting in residential buildings is to become a criminal offence for the first time, the Government has announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2011

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Lord Hanningfield seeks damages over ‘unlawful arrest’ – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2011 in damages, detention, expenses, news, trespass, warrants by sally

“Lord Hanningfield has threatened legal action over his ‘unlawful arrest’ over money claimed when he was leader of Essex County Council.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2011

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Squatting law is being misrepresented to aid ministers’ reforms, claim lawyers – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2011 in news, squatting, trespass by sally

“Letter from 160 leading legal figures says law change is not needed and accuses ministers of fostering ‘ill-informed debate’.”

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The Guardian, 25th September 2011

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UK Uncut members adopt ‘Spartacus defence’ in Fortnum & Mason case – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2011 in demonstrations, news, prosecutions, public interest, trespass by sally

“Two dozen anti-cuts activists have asked the courts to be put back on trial for alleged aggravated trespass despite already having their charges dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2011

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Ramzan v Brookwide Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted August 26th, 2011 in breach of trust, damages, law reports, mesne profits, trespass by sally

Ramzan v Brookwide Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 985; [2011] WLR (D) 278

“Where an owner of property was unable to use part of his property due to its misappropriation by another, it was not appropriate to award in addition to damages for loss of profits arising from the inability to use the property, damages for breach of trust and mesne profits, since those heads of damages overlapped.”

WLR Daily, 19th August 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

UK Uncut activists plead not guilty to Fortnum & Mason charges – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2011 in demonstrations, news, prosecutions, trespass by sally

“Seventeen anti-tax avoidance activists have been singled out for prosecution by the Crown Prosecution Service for allegedly attempting to promote their cause with leaflets and banners during a protest at Fortnum & Mason, London, in March.”

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The Guardian, 19th August 2011

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Is the law being misused to undermine peaceful protest? – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2011 in Crown Prosecution Service, demonstrations, news, public order, trespass by sally

“The CPS may have dropped charges against 109 Fortnum and Mason protesters; but why are some still facing prosecution?”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2011

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Ratcliffe power station protesters cleared on appeal – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2011 in appeals, demonstrations, news, police, trespass by tracey

“The convictions of 20 protesters for trying to shut down the UK’s second largest power station have been quashed by the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 19th July 2011

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Fortnum & Mason protest: CPS drops charges against 109 UK Uncut activists – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2011 in Crown Prosecution Service, demonstrations, news, public interest, trespass by tracey

“The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped charges of aggravated trespass against 109 UK Uncut activists who occupied Fortnum & Mason in March, saying they are no longer in the public interest.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2011

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Blunt: ending the misery of squatting – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 13th, 2011 in crime, press releases, squatting, trespass by tracey

“A new crime of squatting was proposed today by Justice Minister Crispin Blunt. Making it an offence for the first time, and abolishing so-called ‘squatters rights’ are among a range of proposals to deal with the problem which would protect both home and business owners.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th July 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Ignore headlines about squatters, government proposals target Gypsies and travellers – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2011 in demonstrations, housing, legislation, news, squatting, travellers, trespass by tracey

“The prime minister’s confirmation that the government will be bringing forward legislation for the criminalisation of trespass and the proposed removal of removal of legal aid from trespassers in the legal aid, sentencing and punishment of offenders bill amount to the most significant changes to the law of trespass in England and Wales for generations.”

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The Guardian, 13th July 2011

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Prosecutors to drop ‘significant’ number of Fortnum protest cases – The Independent

Posted July 6th, 2011 in Crown Prosecution Service, demonstrations, evidence, news, trespass by sally

“A ‘significant’ number of the hundreds of cases bought against UK Uncut activists who stormed a central London department store in March are expected to be dropped, according to prosecutors.”

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The Independent, 6th July 2011

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UK Uncut protesters due in court over store occupation – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2011 in demonstrations, news, police, public interest, trespass by sally

“Activists accused of occupying the luxury London food retailer Fortnum & Mason during tax avoidance protests in March are expected to plead not guilty to charges of aggravated trespass on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2011

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DPP asks power station protesters to appeal against trespass convictions – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2011 in appeals, conspiracy, Crown Prosecution Service, news, trespass by sally

“The 20 protesters convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass after a demonstration at the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station have been invited to appeal against their convictions by the director of public prosecutions.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2011

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Shapps: ‘Landlords can legally use force on squatters’ – The Independent

Posted April 4th, 2011 in news, squatting, trespass, violence by sally

“Homeowners who are victims of squatters can use violence to break in and forcibly remove them, ministers have claimed. Squatters who retaliate or defend themselves will face tough criminal sanctions under measures planned by the Government.”

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The Independent, 3rd April 2011

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UK Uncut arrests threaten future protests, lawyer warns – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2011 in criminal damage, demonstrations, detention, news, police, trespass by sally

“A lawyer at a leading civil liberties firm has expressed fears for the future of direct action protest after the mass arrest of UK Uncut activists during last Saturday’s anti-cuts demonstrations in London.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

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Naked burglar fails to get jail sentence overturned – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2011 in appeals, burglary, drug abuse, indecent exposure, news, sentencing, trespass by sally

“A naked burglar who broke into the homes of two families has failed to persuade judges that his indefinite jail term was unfair.”

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BBC News, 29th March 2011

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Met police are criminalising a generation of students, claims law firm – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2011 in demonstrations, news, police, trespass by sally

“A leading legal aid firm has accused the Metropolitan police of criminalising a generation of students for taking part in the protests against tuition fees.”

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The Guardian, 6th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk