We're delighted to announce that Marc Willers QC, Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers, has been named Times Lawyer of the Week.
An application by Bromley Council for an injunction prohibiting camping on 171 open spaces and car parks in the borough was refused by the High Court following a legal challenge by London Gypsies & Travellers (intervening) represented pro bono by Marc Willers QC and Tessa Buchanan, both of Garden Court, instructed by Chris Johnson of The Community Law Partnership.
The ruling could have major implications. Over the past two years, 34 councils - including 14 in London - have taken out similar “wide” injunctions which threaten all Gypsies and Travellers with fines and imprisonment if they camp on open land within their boundaries.
This was the first case where the court has heard legal arguments from those opposed to such bans. You can read more about the case in our news item.
For more information see the full article on the Times website.