Brook House Three


Hannah Webb successfully represented one of the Defendants in the ‘Brook House three’ trial.

The Defendants blocked road in front of Brook House immigration removal centre near Gatwick airport. They were initially charged with aggravated trespass,  with the Crown later adding the charge of Public Nuisance contrary to Common Law, an offence punishable by up to life imprisonment.

The Defendants told the court that they had hoped to prevent or delay the forcible removal of detainees to Jamaica, with many detainees unlikely to have proper access to legal advice, and with detainees facing risk of serious harm throughout the deportation process.

After a trial lasting 11 days, the jury acquitted all three Defendants in only two hours.

Hannah was instructed alongside Patrick Wise-Walsh of Thomas More Chambers, and Audrey Cherryl Mogan of Garden Chambers. The solicitors were Hussain Hassan of Commons Law and Zachary Whyte and paralegal Ruby Breward of Sperrin Law.

Hannah was instructed by Zachary Whyte and Ruby Breward of Sperrin Law.

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