The defendant is represented by counsel from Bindmans and Doughty Street Chambers

Bindmans LLP have sent a pre-action letter of claim dated 12 July 2022 on behalf of Patsy Stevenson, challenging the police operation at the Clapham Common vigil for Sarah Everard on 13 March 2021.

The policing at the vigil resulted in Stevenson being forcibly removed from the Clapham Common bandstand, restrained on the ground, handcuffed and arrested. She was also later issued with a fixed penalty notice for her attendance at the vigil.

Bindmans has previously exchanged correspondence with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), in which it challenged the legality of Stevenson's arrest and treatment, but the MPS has maintained its actions were lawful.

If the MPS continue to defend these claims, Stevenson will requir...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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