Legal and planning

Oil company granted reduced injunction amid free speech concerns

Published:  03 Sep 2018    |      2 minute read
A judgment was issued in the High Court this morning in the high-profile case of environmental defenders who challenged an attempt by the fossil fuel industry to obtain a wide-ranging injunction to restrict peaceful protest at sites in Surrey and Sussex.
While the Court did grant an injunction, it was much less wide-ranging than the one originally sought.

Campaigners in court to protect free speech from injunctions

Published:  05 Mar 2019    |      2 minute read
Friends of the Earth made an intervention at the Court of Appeal to support the right to peaceful protest. We supported the appeals brought by Joe Corré, activist and fashion designer, and Joe Boyd, who are challenging a wide-ranging and draconian attempt from the UK's biggest oil and gas company Ineos to stop so-called ‘unlawful’ protests at their sites.