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It is terribly fashionable now to back scientific research using animals. Even Tony Blair has signed up to an online petition in support of it, recognising that, under the right conditions, it is a vital tool for medicine.
So respect must be given to solicitor-advocate Tim Lawson-Cruttenden, who 10 years ago saw an opening and has since developed a nice little practice advising organisations threatened by animal rights activists. During the past few years Lawson-Cruttenden has won many a victory for his clients against activists determined to prevent research by any means possible.
Lawson-Cruttenden is currently acting for the University of Oxford, which is trying to extend an injunction against protesters who have set up camp outside its new biomedical research facility. His client sees the injunction as crucial for the peace of both the university and the city of Oxford. For Lawson-Cruttenden, the win would be another feather in an already well-plumed cap.