London Legal Observer Training

Date(s) - 17/04/2016
10:45 am - 5:00 pm

SOAS, University of London


Legal Observers are an essential part of the support we provide at protests. Whether they’re handing out key advice on bust cards, or finding witnesses for arrests, legal observers help to ensure that people protesting don’t face the legal system alone.

You can read more about what a legal observer is in this guide.

Our standard Legal Observer training is completely free and very comprehensive, covering:

* Police tactics
* Stop & Search law & procedure
* Arrestee support
* Police ranks & command structure
* How to provide good witnesses and nail inappropriate policing
* How to get more involved with GBC

If you’re an experienced activist there will be parts you know already, but the depth we go into should give you more confidence and knowledge of how to deal with the police. Whether you’re in a group or attending as an individual, this extensive training offers you important skills to support activists.

For more info or to book onto the training, please email us.

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Key Messages

  • No Comment
  • You do not need to answer police questions, so don’t.

  • No Personal Details
  • You don't have to give details under ANY stop and search power.

  • No Duty Solicitor
  • Use a recommended solicitor with protest experience.

  • No Caution
  • They admit guilt for an alleged offence that might never get to court.

  • What Power?
  • Ask "What power?" to challenge a police officer to act lawfully.