Animal rights activists lose University case

Tim Lawson-Cruttenden, the scourge of animal rights activists, has won another victory for Oxford University against protestors seeking to disrupt the construction of a new biomedical research centre.

This morning Mr Justice Holland (26 May) granted an extension to an injunction against activists demonstrating opposite the site. Holland J said the exclusion zone around the site can be enlarged, and restricted the use of megaphones and cameras.

An order was also made to protect students, staff and contractors from harrassment by activists.

Lawson-Cruttenden instructed Charles Flint QC of Blackstone Chambers for the university.

Hackney firm Moss & Co instructed Garden Court Chambers’ Marc Willers and Stephanie Harrison for three of the activists.