Section 14 - Not Guilty: 12/01/21

Court date


City of London Magistrates’ – Court 1

Hearing date:

12th January, 2021

Bench (DJ or JPs)

Lay Bench (only 2 of them)

Charged with:

Section 14

Represented by:

Lucy Meredith (HJA)

Please outline key points in prosecution and defence cases.

Prosecution: He disobeyed a Section 14 Order on the road in Parliament Square, surrounding Parliament Square Gardens (this is important!) on 3rd September, 2020.

Defence shot holes through the CPS case:

1) The Section 14 Order was issued after protest started.

2) It was not issued by most senior police officer.

3) It stated Parl Sq without excluding Parl Sq Gdns, where protesters were told they could go to!

4) Then the PC didn't give them time to comply.

Was defence evidence submitted in writing?


Did defence witness(es) give evidence in person? Were they cross-examined?


What was the verdict?

Not Guilty

What was the sentence?


What costs were awarded?


Please add anything else relevant.

Potentially relevant to others arrested on 03/09/20 and charged with Section 14