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Protest Cases and Activism

Protest Cases and Activism

Lydia Dagostino has extensive experience in public order and protest-related work.

She has defended numerous anti-war and arms trade campaigners, animal rights activists, environmentalists, squatters, student activists and anti-fascist protestors.

Lydia Dagostino acted for all defendants in a high profile criminal conspiracy. The nine defendants were accused of causing thousands of pounds worth of criminal damage at an arms manufacturers, during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.

All bar one of the defendants were found “not guilty”, after successfully arguing that they had legal justification for their actions.

In 2013/2014, we acted for dozens of people arrested at the Anti-Fracking protests in Balcombe. The majority of those arrested were acquitted or had their cases discontinued, including Caroline Lucas MP.

Lydia Dagostino is the co-ordinator for the Non-Police, Non-State Core Participants’ legal teams in the Undercover Policing Inquiry.