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Bindmans have been replaced as the solicitors advising the protestors occupying space outside St Paul’s Cathedral by public order specialists Kaim Todner Solicitors.
Karen Todner, managing director of Kaim Todner, has taken over from Bindmans partner Paul Ridge as the protestors’ solicitor. Like Ridge Todner is advising the occupiers pro bono.
She has previously represented clients including Gary McKinnon, who is wanted by the US on hacking claims and is fighting against extradition from the UK.
The City of London Corporation resumed legal action against the protest, Occupy London Stock Exchange (LSX) on Tuesday (15 November 2011) after two weeks of negotiations. The City served notices on protestors yesterday asking them to leave the public highways owned by the Corporation before 6pm this evening.
Todner told The Lawyer this afternoon that none of the protestors were planning to move. The City is planning to issue High Court proceedings tomorrow and the first case management conference is likely to be on Wednesday (23 November).
Occupy LSX’s counsel, John Cooper QC of 25 Bedford Row, is due to give a statement about the notice of eviction this afternoon at 5pm.