Hodge Jones & Allen Representing Jennifer Edmunds Fined For Attending Sarah Everard Vigil
Hodge Jones & Allen are representing Jennifer Edmunds who attended a vigil for Sarah Everard in Clapham Common and was fined by the Metropolitan Police for breaking Covid-19 rules.
Jennifer Edmunds received a £220 fine and was ordered to pay £100 in court costs and a £34 victim surcharge, with 28 days to pay. The fine was issued by a court after a Met prosecution. Pippa Woodrow from Doughty Street is counselling the case.
Jennifer Edmunds with legal counsel from Hodge Jones & Allen is contesting the fines in court this morning expecting a trial date to be fixed.
Jennifer Edmunds said: “This prosecution is an insult to the memory of Sarah Everard, and all victims of gender-based violence and police brutality. It is a waste of public funds and just goes to further prove that the Met is not fit for purpose. “
Jennifer’s legal representative Raj Chada, from Hodge Jones and Allen commented: “Many will think that the decision issue fines to those that attended the Sarah Everard Vigil as beyond belief. The Met should be ashamed that they even embarked on this process, and we fight this in court.”