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Lord Chief Justice allows Attorney General’s Reference on a point of law relating to the Colston Statue Case

News | Wed 28th Sep, 2022

Tom Little KC was instructed to represent the Attorney General in Reference No 1 of 2022 on a point of law relating to the directions that were given to the jury in the high profile Colston statute case. The Lord Chief Justice in a judgment handed down today accepted the arguments of the Attorney General. The case provides clear guidance as the very limited occasions when it can be said that criminal damage occurring during a protest can be justified under Articles 10 and 11 of the ECHR. The judgment can be found here.

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