Mayor of Portland brings legal challenge to the barge

Mayor of Portland brings legal challenge to the barge

One-woman challenge is like David & Goliath

Carralyn is the Mayor of Portland, but is doing this in her personal capacity.

Dorset Council chose not to not mount a legal challenge and Portland Town Council has no statutory authority.

So Carralyn is going it alone.

How to find out more

You can read the press release from the legal firm handling the case, Deighton Pierce Glynn

Most importantly, you can donate to help Carralyn raise the money she needs to do this. Her CrowdJustice page explains more about her motivations and how the money will be used.

Donate to the legal fund

Carralyn needs to crowdfund her legal costs. Can you help?

Who makes up the legal team?

The law firm is Deighton Pierce Glynn. They are acknowledged as one of the leading human rights firms in the UK, having unrivalled knowledge not only of the Human Rights Act but also other human rights instruments which can be deployed to achieve the objectives. They have experience of litigating human rights issues across a very wide range of courts and tribunals up to and including the UK’s Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

Barristers are from:

  • TwentyEssex – The team includes two superb barristers from TwentyEssex: one is a specialist in international law whose practice focuses on disputes and transactional advice across public international law, EU law, public law and human rights. The other is experienced in advising on public, international, information, procurement and commercial law and litigation, is on the Attorney General’s Junior Junior panel, and has advised a range of government departments and agencies.
  • Landmark Chambers – Landmark is widely recognised as the leading set for planning and environmental, property, public, and rating and valuation law. Carralyn’s excellent barrister at Landmark focuses on public, planning and environmental law, including human rights, equality, community care, and immigration. He has been involved in a number of widely reported judicial review challenges with a public interest element.