Lord Goldsmith to lead defence of hunting ban

The Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith QC, is set to lead the government’s defence of the ban on hunting.

The Countryside Alliance announced in December that it was bringing a case against the government to prevent the ban’s implementation. Today (17 January) the League Against Cruel Sports was granted an order by Mr Justice Collins allowing it to intervene in the case in support of the ban.

Steven Heffer of Collyer-Bristow is representing the League, and has instructed David Pannick QC of Blackstone Chambers.

Allen & Overy litigation partner Andrew Clark is acting for the Countryside Alliance, with Brick Court Chambers’ Sir Sydney Kentridge QC and Outer Temple Chambers’ Richard Lissack QC as counsel.