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Length:
30 minutes of audio
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In this two-part CPDcast series Tom Wainwright, a criminal barrister from Garden Court Chambers and lead author of ‘The Protest Handbook’ discusses the law and tactical considerations that arise when representing protesters. This area of law has never been more topical, we need only look to the student protests, the London riots and the various Occupy movements to appreciate the fine legal line that individuals and the state have to tread. It is therefore imperative that protesters and the legal practitioners advising them are fully aware of their legal rights and the risks they face.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the ways in which the State is able to exercise control over protests;
  • Have considered some of the most common issues that protesters face, including whether you are obliged to give your name and address to the police, the issue of whether you are required to remove facial coverings, whether it is lawful to photograph a police officer and the law surrounding the controversial tactic of kettling;
  • Understand some of the most fundamental procedures and legal requirements that must be met for the police to be able to stop, search and seize items from protestors lawfully;
  • Be aware of some of the most common offences relating to protests and demonstrations.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
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In this two part CPDcast series Tom Wainwright, a criminal barrister from Garden Court Chambers and lead author of ‘The Protest Handbook’ discusses the law relating to public protests.

Date Recorded: 5th December 2013

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