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Hannah represented four of ten animal rights activists charged with aggravated trespass of an abattoir.
Hannah represented four of ten animal rights activists charged with aggravated trespass of an abattoir. They disputed the lawfulness of the activity of the farm, due to breaches of animal welfare and hygiene legislation, and advanced a defence of prevention of crime.
Following a 5 day trial the judge acquitted all defendants, finding that there was evidence upon which they could form a belief of criminal offences were being committed on the farm, that they genuinely and honestly believed that offences were being committed, and that they acted with reasonable force to prevent breaches of regulations.
Hannah was instructed by Lydia Dagostino of Kellys Solicitors.Back to Cases