The Supreme Court will today consider the case of Hicks v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

28.06.16 | |

 

The Supreme Court will today consider the compatibility of common law breach of the peace powers with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights.  The appeal is brought by a number of individuals who were arrested in central London on the day of the Royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton in April 2011.  The Appellants argue that their arrests were unlawful because they were purely preventative, to keep them off the streets while the wedding was on-going, and there was never any intention on the part of the police to bring them before a court.  

 

The Appellants are represented by Ruth Brander of Doughty Street Chambers, lead by Phillippa Kaufmann QC.  The solicitors are Bhatt Murphy.

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