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(1) Thurrock Council (2) Essex County Council v Persons Unknown & Ors

Caroline Bolton and Natalie Pratt were instructed on behalf of Thurrock Council and Essex County Council and secured urgent injunctive relief on 24 April 2022 to restrain acts (and also apprehended acts) of trespass and public nuisance on the highway, which had occurred in connection with recent anti fossil fuel protests linked to the Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion Groups.

The injunction, acknowledged by the national media to be the ‘first of its kind’, restrains obstructions of the highway (including by protestors gluing themselves to roads and petrol tankers, obstructions and interferences with petrol station forecourts, and also tunnelling on or adjacent to the highway).

For full details of the injunction, and a copy of the order, see here.