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Activist lawyers' and the duty of independence - The Law Society Gazette

John Gould, Senior partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, regulation and compliance team.
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It is an essential principle that people are not denied representation by lawyers because lawyers (or anyone else) regard them as undesirable or morally reprehensible. The more vilified the person or section of the community, the more likely they are to need excellent representation.
John Gould, Senior partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, regulation and compliance team.
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Writing in The Law Society Gazette, Senior Partner John Gould reflects on the recent launch of a 'Declaration of Conscience for the Legal Professional'.

The declaration announced that a group of more than 140 lawyers pledged to withhold their services in respect of supporting new fossil fuel projects and, secondly, in respect of action against climate protesters exercising their democratic right of peaceful protest. The full article is available to read at The Law Society Gazette.

John is Senior Partner of the firm. His particular expertise is regulation and public law. He specialises in the analysis and solution of complex regulatory problems, advising regulators, government departments, law enforcement agencies, charities and statutory and professional bodies.

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