Sophie works on the legal side of the DTRTP campaign.
Article published in The Solicitors’ Journal:
‘Although many of the protestors who are facing charges are not children, they are young, vulnerable adults and equal consideration needs to be given to their age if they are sentenced. This approach does not seem to have been followed in all occasions and instead there has been a disproportionate response by the court in opting for the custodial sentence above all else which needs to be addressed quickly.
There is no reason why young protesters should be singled out in this way, and we need to keep the last resort last if we are to give the young protestors equal treatment within the law.’
Sophie blogs here, writing frequently about protesting and the law.