Environmental activism and campaigning- how the law should strike the right balance

Join us for an early evening seminar examining the legal issues around environmental activism and campaigning.

We are joined by 3 expert speakers.


  • Ruth Keating, 39 Essex Chambers - overview of the Bill
  • Melanie Strickland, community activist and campaigner - the campaigner's perspective
  • Adam Payter, 6KBW College Hill - the courts' perspective

Speaker biographies

Followed by questions from the audience

This session will discuss public campaigning and climate change activism.

The climate emergency is at a pivotal moment. More than 400 leading experts – including 14 authors from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change –  have signed an open letter warning governments around the world that protesters are being criminalised at a critical point in the fight to tackle the escalating climate emergency. In the UK, more than 2,000 people who took part in Extinction Rebellion protests are being taken through the court system in what experts are saying is one of the biggest crackdowns on protest in British legal history.

This session will focus on previous cases which have been brought involving protesters, what can be learnt from those cases and the potential impact of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021. The panel will feature a mix of legal and activist experience.



Chaired by Simon Boyle, Landmark Information Group

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Members - £10

Non-members - £20

Free tickets for students and unwaged



5/20/2021 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
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