"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
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"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Friday 28 February 2014

Change of date - MM case

Previously : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/mm-case-3rd4th-march-httpswww.html

Tuesday 4th March is the first day NOT MONDAY! - courtroom 76 is where we expect it to be but do check courtroom number on the day.  The case number you are looking for is: C4/2013/2086. 

9:30 for demo outside RCJ, and case starts from 10:30. Address is: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL   

Whilst there is no limit on the numbers taking part in the demonstration, and no limit on the numbers entering Royal Courts of Justice (subject to meeting security requirements), there IS a limit on the number of people in the courtroom at any one time.  The lawyers fighting the case have assured us they have requested the courtroom with the largest public gallery (confirmed by the listings office) which likely has a capacity between 25-40 people.  Having a ticket does NOT guarantee entry into the courtroom as that is not under our control.   

We MUST show the panel of judges how important this case is therefore if the public gallery is packed this will work in our favour. Given the hopefully big turnout reflecting the widespread devastation caused by the rules, we expect there will be many of us outside the courtroom (perhaps taking it in turns to go inside to replace leavers), and those outside will be able to discuss the rules, impact on them, courtroom antics and meet others affected by the rules.  Pub/cafe session afterwards to discuss day's events if there is sufficient interest.  Even if you can't make it for the whole day, please come for part of it.  Bring your friends, family, colleagues. Be represented.

1 comment:

  1. Wish I was in the UK to help pack the room. How did it go? Will there be an article reporting the outcome/development?