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High Court Grants Second Urgent Interim Injunction to Transport for London Against Insulate Britain Protesters

Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC
Charles Forrest

The High Court on 4 November granted an urgent interim injunction to TfL against Persons Unknown and over 130 Named Defendants, all of which protest under the banner of ‘Insulate Britain’.
 
The injunction granted by Mr Justice Jay (following an application presented by Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC and Charles Forrest) prevents, among other things, blocking the highway at 20 locations which are particularly important to the TfL Road Network such as Westminster Bridge, Marble Arch, and parts of the A1, A2, A3 A4, and A12. The grant of the application followed on from protests earlier on 4 November in and around Parliament Square which caused significant traffic disruption in large parts of central London.
 
The is the second urgent interim injunction granted to TfL against Insulate Britain protesters. The first [link to news item] was granted by Mrs Justice May on 8 October 2021 and continues to apply to, among other locations, the Blackwall Tunnel, Tower Bridge and Park Lane.
 
Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC and Charles Forrest represented the successful applicants, Transport for London, and were instructed by Transport for London.