The Protest Handbook
Tom Wainwright, Anna Morris, Katherine Craig and Owen Greenhall
"It is a pleasure to welcome a book such as this; one that compendiously sets out the law relevant to protest. It will no doubt become a standard resource for campaigners and their advisers."  Shami Chakrabarti and James Welch, Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties), from the foreword to the book.
"Should you be looking to organise a protest, or even if you are just wanting to take part in one, Occupy Legal highly recommend purchasing 'The Protest Handbook'... it is an important tool in the fight-back against over-zealous use of police power and aims to redress the balance ensuring our rights as protected in law are realised." Occupy Legal, September 2012
"This is a text useful to both the lawyer and the seasoned activist. Activists are already beginning to view the book as a staple. A number of those acting as legal observers on demonstrations whip out their dog-eared copy of the handbook when necessary." Socialist Lawyer, October 2012
"Having an understanding of protest law has never been so important, which is why The Protest Handbook is such an essential read for practitioner and protester alike. Sharing the expertise of the practitioner lawyers who wrote it, this landmark handbook will assist groups looking to organise protests or individuals wanting to take part in one by making them aware of the law most relevant to them." The Law Society Gazette, November 2012
The Protest Handbook is a clear and accessible guide to protest law and the only handbook available that exclusively covers both the criminal and civil aspects of this area of the law.
Guiding practitioners and non-practitioners through the process from beginning to end, The Protest Handbook is presented in five clear chapters that relate to each stage of a potential case. The chapters include practical assistance in line with protesters’ experience of attending demonstrations, the chronological structure of a case, relevant areas of substantive law in sections that cover groups of similar offences, the topical issue of the law relating to occupations and remedies available where protesters’ rights have been infringed.
Drawing together all relevant provisions, this handy volume ensures relevant authorities are complete and cross-referenced, thus making the whole area of the law easy to research and digest. It covers the new DPP Guidance on charging protesters, plus a large list of legislation, case law and more, which can be found at the bottom of this page.
Most helpfully, to assist practitioners in staying up to date on protest law, an online updating service provides purchasers of the book with updates on developments in the law that can be cross-referenced with the text.
The Protest Handbook is an essential title for all barristers and solicitors who work in criminal practice, as well as charities, organisations and community groups that provide advice and support for protests and protesters.
Tom Wainwright and Anna Morris are barristers at Garden Court Chambers, Owen Greenhall is a barrister and former member of the ‘Climate Camp’ legal team and Katherine Craig is a solicitor at the leading human rights firm, Christian Khan. All four are committed protest lawyers with a strong reputation and wide experience in protecting and upholding the rights of protestors, particularly their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.
ISBN: 978 1 84766 981 0
Publication Date: Apr-12
Availability: In print
List price: £50