Archive for the 'trespass' Category

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

“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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Naked burglar fails to get jail sentence overturned – BBC News

“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

“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

Undercover police case: CPS to review convictions of environmental protesters – Daily Telegraph

“The Crown Prosecution service (CPS) is to review the convictions of a group of environmental protesters sentenced for planning to shut down the UK’s second largest power station.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station activists sentenced – BBC News

“Two activists who planned to shut down a power station in Nottinghamshire have been given community orders.”

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BBC News, 18th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court threat to Parliament Square protesters – The Independent

“Parliament Square peace protesters were threatened with court action today (17 January) unless they clear their makeshift camps from the pavement area by the end of the working week.”

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The Independent, 17th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

IPCC to launch inquiry into collapsed case against environmental protesters – The Guardian

“Police watchdog called in to investigate reasons why prosecution fell apart.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Activists challenge convictions in wake of police spy revelations – The Guardian

“Twenty environmental activists are seeking to overturn recent criminal convictions in the wake of the Guardian’s revelations about a network of undercover police officers embedded deep in the movement.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Undercover officer ‘switched sides’ in power station trial – The Independent

“The trial of six people accused of trying to shut down one of Britain’s biggest power stations has collapsed amid claims that an undercover policeman who infiltrated their group offered to give evidence on their behalf.”

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The Independent, 10th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ratcliffe coal protesters spared jail sentences – The Guardian

“Environmental activists who planned to shut down a coal-fired power station near Nottingham were spared jail today after a judge declared they acted with ‘the highest possible motives’.”

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The Guardian, 5th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ratcliffe activists found guilty of coal station plot – The Guardian

“Campaigners who planned to shut down coal-fired power station convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Al Fayed loses damages in fight over Oxted oil field – BBC News

“Mohamed Al Fayed’s battle for compensation after a company drilled for oil under his Surrey estate has been thrown out by the Supreme Court.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and another [2010] UKSC 35; [2010] WLR (D) 204

“Damages for trespass occasioned by an oil company drilling underneath another party’s land were to be assessed on the basis that the right to drill for oil was a compulsory acquisition under statute and, therefore, any additional value of the right of access attributable to the oil extraction scheme was to be disregarded.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Mayor of London (on behalf of the Greater London Authority) v Hall and others – WLR Daily

Mayor of London (on behalf of the Greater London Authority) v Hall and others [2010] EWCA Civ 817; [2010] WLR (D) 195

“The Mayor of London was entitled to an order for possession and an injunction against a number of defendants requiring them to leave a square opposite Parliament, even though title to the land was vested in the Crown, since it was implicit in ss 384 and 385 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, which gave the Mayor complete control and regulation of the square, that the Mayor had the right to seek a possession order.”

WLR Daily, 19th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Democracy Village set to be demolished – The Guardian

“Democracy Village, a ragtag community of peace activists, pro-democracy campaigners and the homeless in central London, is about to be torn down.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Parliament Sq. evictions case reaches Appeal Court – The Independent

“A legal battle to evict peace campaigners from historic Parliament Square Gardens is to reach the Court of Appeal.”

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The Independent, 9th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Parliament Square protesters win eviction reprieve – The Guardian

“The Parliament Square peace camp remained in possession of the bleached square of grass in front of the Houses of Parliament today (2 July) after winning a stay of execution minutes before an eviction order was due to be imposed.”

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Boris Johnson wins court order to evict Parliament Square protesters – The Guardian

“Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, today won a high court order evicting protesters who have turned Parliament Square into a makeshift encampment.”

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The Guardian, 29th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High Court judge to rule Parliament Square protest – BBC News

“A High Court judge is to rule on a bid by London Mayor Boris Johnson to evict peace protesters from Parliament Square.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Parliament Square eviction case a ‘collision of rights’ – BBC News

“The High Court has heard the Mayor of London’s attempt to evict Parliament Square protesters is a ‘collision of rights’.”

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BBC News, 14th June 2010

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Boris Johnson brings legal action to remove Parliament Square peace protesters – The Guardian

“Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, is today bringing legal action to remove peace protesters camping in Parliament Square.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs v Meier and others – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs v Meier and others [2009] UKSC 11; [2009] WLR (D) 347

“Where travellers were trespassing in part of a wood owned by the claimant and threatened to go to some other wood owned by him if they were moved, an injunction to restrain such further trespass might be granted, but an order for possession in respect of other distinct woods not currently occupied by them could not be justified.”

WLR Daily, 1st December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Police end probe of 67 protesters – BBC News

“More than half the 114 people arrested in Nottingham over a suspected demonstration at a power station will not face charges, police have said.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and anr – WLR Daily

Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd and anr [2009] EWCA Civ 579; [2009] WLR (D) 187

“A party, under licence from the Crown to search for, bore and obtain oil, which drilled and used pipelines to extract the oil from land without the grant of permission by the owner of the paper title in exclusive possession of that land, committed a trespass, although such trespass was purely technical in that no interference was effected on the landowner’s use or enjoyment of his land, nor did the latter have any rights to the oil which belonged exclusively to the Crown and its licensee.”

WLR Daily, 16th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Mass arrests over power station protest raise civil liberties concerns – The Guardian

“Police have carried out what is thought to be the biggest pre-emptive raid on environmental campaigners in British history, arresting 114 people believed to be planning direct action at a coal-fired power station.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stansted protesters sentenced to community service amid threat of £2m damages claim – The Guardian

“A group of climate change protesters who brought Stansted airport to a standstill after occupying a taxiway in December were sentenced yesterday, as it emerged that they and others who joined them face the threat of being sued for more than £2m in damages.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Field Common Ltd v Elmbridge Borough Council – WLR Daily

Field Common Ltd v Elmbridge Borough Council [2008] EWHC 2079 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 298

“The correct approach to the assessment of damages on a landowner’s claim against a council in respect of its tenants’ trespasses was the hypothetical negotiation approach, based on what the council would have paid on a hypothetical negotiation between the claimant and the council for the grant to the council of the necessary rights.”

WLR Daily, 1st September 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Bocardo SA v Star Energy and another – WLR Daily

Bocardo SA v Star Energy and another [2008] EWHC 1756 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D); [2008] WLR (D) 258

“Access to land to remove oil vested in the Crown from beneath the subsoil, without obtaining access rights from the owner of the land, amounted to an actionable trespass entitling the landowner to compensation, which was to be assessed on the basis of what would be fair and reasonable between willing parties.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Fayed strikes oil in the high court – The Guardian

“He is a hotelier, football club chairman and the owner of Harrods, but until now, as far as he knew, the multimillionaire Mohamed Al Fayed was not an oilman.”

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The Guardian, 25th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Shepherds Bush Housing Association v Porter – Times Law Reports

Shepherds Bush Housing Association v Porter

Court of Appeal

“A tolerated trespasser could not seek the discretion of the court to revise a possession order made under the Housing Act 1985 suspended on terms, or to vary the terms, or to extend time to comply with the terms.”

The Times, 2nd April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Trespass law extended to palaces – BBC News

“Entering Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and the prime minister’s country house Chequers as a trespasser has become a criminal act.” 

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BBC News, 1st June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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