- Court considers whether protesters were on public or private land (Carter-Brown v CPS)
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- What was the background to the case?
- What issues arose for the court’s consideration?
- What did the court decide, and why?
- To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area? Are there still any unresolved issues practitioners will need to watch out for?
- How does the decision fit in with other developments in this area of law?
- What are the implications for practitioners? What will they need to be mindful of when advising in this area?
Local Government analysis: The question of whether protesters had obstructed a highway or had been on a private road was before the High Court in Carter-Brown v CPS. Joanna Buckley, of Matrix Chambers, explores the court’s decision.
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