The right to protest is a fundamental part of democracy. The Human Rights Act 1998 guarantees the right to freedom of assembly (or freedom of association) and the right to freedom of expression. There are also common law and statutory constraints on police powers in protest situations.
Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors is one of the leading law firms in the UK specialising in defending the right to protest (Chambers & Partners, 2016). Our passionate and committed Civil Liberties team – who work closely with our renowned Public Order/Criminal law team – have extensive experience in bringing and winning difficult, controversial and high profile cases. We’re dedicated to defending the right to protest against injustice.