The Climate Camp Legal Team is formed of individuals who, concerned about climate change and the policing of protest, volunteer their time to: brief attendees on their legal rights, train people to act as legal observers to monitor and record the policing and collect evidence during protests.
Afterwards the team forwards relevant evidence to solicitors acting for those charged with offences or for those who bring assault claims against the police.
They are not the Climate Camp's lawyers.
Each year the team has taken legal advice on potential legal claims and the police complaints process and has concluded neither offers an effective means of holding the police accountable for their actions.
Since the blanket s1 PACE searches and the sweeping property seizures at the Climate Camp at Kingsnorth, Kent in August 2008, the Legal Team has been campaigning for the policing of protest to be proportionate and lawful. It is grateful for the financial support of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd in its work.
- Email: legal[@]climatecamp.org.uk
- Phone: 07946 541511