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Legal Team

We have chosen the very best legal team to get the optimum result in this case in order to lawfully safeguard the people, animals and our planet!

Michael Mansfield | Q.C.

Michael Mansfield Q.C.

Notable cases: As well as representing those wrongly convicted of the IRA’sGuildford and Birmingham pub bombings, Mansfield has represented: the Angry BrigadeDolours and Marian PriceBrian Keenan; the Orgreave minersMahmood Hussein MattanRuth Ellis and James Hanratty (in posthumous appeals); those involved in the Israeli Embassy bombingStephen Lawrence‘s family; Michael Barrymore at the Stuart Lubbock inquest; Barry George at the inquest into the death of Jill Dando; the gangster Kenneth Noye;[7] the Bloody Sunday families; Arthur ScargillAngela Cannings;[8]Fatmir Limaj, a Kosovo-Albanian leader prosecuted in the HagueMohamed al-Fayed in the inquest into the deaths of his son Dodi al-Fayed and Diana, Princess of Wales; and the families of Jean Charles de Menezes and Mark Duggan. (taken from Wikipedia)

Most recently, Michael has been working on the Grenfell Towers case and Dominic Cummings cases.

Michael  is also a patron of the animal welfare organisation Viva!

Lorna Hackett | Barrister

Lorna Hackett is a barrister called in 2003, who has conducted numerous high profile cases in recent years.

She has extensive litigation experience, particularly in the areas of judicial review and human rights. Lorna has considerable expertise advising in cases of a sensitive nature and in which there is potential for media interest.

Philip Rule | Barrister

Philip undertakes a variety of areas of work, but a particular public law and criminal law specialist. Specialist in judicial review, human rights and civil liberties, criminal appeals and criminal trials concerning fatalities.

Legal Aid Barrister of the Year 2017 (awarded by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group).
Called 2001 Lincolns Inn; Direct Access qualified 2011; Pupil supervisor 2010; admitted to International Criminal Court’s list of assistants to counsel at the Hague; CPS specialist fraud panel; CPS specialist serious crime group panel; CPS prosecution advocates list for London, South East and Western Circuits; appointed to Attorney-General’s Unified List of Prosecution Advocates.
Called to the Bar of the Cayman Islands 2017.

We  received over 80 witness statements– from scientists, academics, researchers, lecturers, professors, doctors, health professionals, vets, industry specialists, legal experts, consultants, policy and government advisors, economists, auditors, undercover investigators, campaigners, nutritionists, authors of books, directors of films, people who have lived near or worked on factory farms and a couple from concerned members of the public. Statements came in from the UK, Australia, the USA, Sweden, Germany, Brussels, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Canada.

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