Friday, 25 June 2010
Our day in court
I've spent the last two days at the High Court in London whither, finally, the protest group No To Bike Parking Tax has brought Westminster council to defend its motorcycle parking charging scheme.
Being a High court it's more of a presentation to the judge of our case rather than the legal boxing match one normally associates with courtrooms.
It seems to have gone very well, our barrister played a good game making his 'learned friend' (Westminster council's barrister) look ill-informed and under-prepared. Indeed, there were times our barrister's points caused their barrister to spin around, face the legal head of Westminster council with a look of "..why the Hell didn't you tell me that earlier?!" The judge thinks a verdict will be available in two weeks' time.
Many thaks to the lovely but unattainable Liz for the use of her camera and her cookies, made with love.
Fingers crossed, that the idea of local authorities charging motorcycles to park will be dealt a final fatal blow.