Appeal Finished at 16:24 25 July 2017 but we are continuing to ask for legal funds at
22 July: The news from the High Court is encouraging but it is now certain we'll have a lot more legal costs to meet. The total bill to go to the full hearing on 26 July is likely to be around £40,000 and there are other legal costs to cover. Our solicitors, Howells, have been very generous with their time but they can't do everything for free and there are other court and legal costs that can't be avoided. We've covered our immediate needs with donations here and direct to our legal fund but we face considerable extra charges.
Having achieved our initial modest target of £5000 and several 'stretch' targets with plenty of time in hand we have set a new 'stretch target' of £25,000. We still have 3 days to go on this appeal (we'll probably have another one to follow on)
As ever we will not divert this money to any other purpose, if we reach the day when we don't anticipate any further legal battles we will donate the residue to a legal aid charity, but that day is a probably long way off. We have been able to pay some of the costs in the injunction case because we had some left from the money collected to support those arrested earlier in the campaign.