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Protest Law

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Matrix Chambers is well regarded for its handling of both civil and criminal matters involving protesters. Areas of expertise for the team include challenges to injunctions to prevent occupations, challenges to police powers, and the criminal defence of protesters facing prosecution. The set's barristers are regularly instructed in high-profile and leading cases, and recent work for the set includes the successful appeal against an injunction granted to INEOS to prohibit protest activity, and the representation of several protesters who were charged with endangering the safety of an aerodrome after blocking a deportation charter flight from taking off from Stansted Airport.

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: Paul Venables is the senior practice manager for criminal matters.

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Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
Has extensive expertise in protest law matters, and is routinely involved in high-profile cases. Her broad practice encompasses both civil and criminal matters, and she is regularly instructed in judicial reviews, challenges to injunctions and criminal trials.
"She is a real standout - her legal submissions are breathtakingly good." "Blinne is one of the most hard-working barristers at the Bar, and she does it all with good humour."
Recent work: Instructed in a successful appeal against an injunction granted to fracking company INEOS, prohibiting anticipated protest activity.

Protest Law

Matrix Chambers

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Location

Griffin Building

Gray's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 5LN

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Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
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