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Gypsy and Traveller Law Update

Speaker: Chris Johnson and Rhiannon Craft
Chambers: Community Law Partnership and Phd

In this special Q&A session, Chris Johnson and Rhiannon Craft discuss a topic very close to their hearts, Gypsy and Traveller law, providing an update on all the latest developments.

Chris Johnson has acted in some of the leading cases involving Gypsies and Travellers including three cases in the House of Lords and one in the Supreme Court. He travels the country to represent them, as well as lecturing, training, writing and campaigning on issues affecting Gypsies’ and Travellers’ rights. He is co-editor of the Legal Action textbook “Gypsy and Traveller Law” and writes regularly for Legal Action and other publications

Rhiannon Craft lives in a vehicle and has personal connections to the New Traveller community
She is a Co-Founder of Bristol Vehicles for Change, which supports the rights of vehicle dwellers in Bristol.
Rhiannon is now finishing her PhD in Sociology and intends to become a member of the legal profession.
Rhiannon Craft lives in a vehicle and has personal connections to the New Traveller community.
She is a Co-Founder of Bristol Vehicles for Change, which supports the rights of vehicle dwellers in Bristol.Rhiannon is now finishing her PhD in Sociology and intends to become a member of the legal profession.

This seminar will cover:

Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Act One year on…
Criminalisation of trespass
How the law has been used, against who?
Courts and evaluation of evidence
Reasonable excuse
Welfare checks
Local authorities
Other powers of eviction
Section 60
Existing enforcement measures
Borough wide injunctions
Developments
Sites