A trainee solicitor at Berwin Leighton Paisner has been reported to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) by ‘Save Leyton Marshes’ protesters who claim that he posed as an Evening Standard journalist to obtain information from them.
Stuart Stock, who is part of the Berwin Leighton Paisner team acting for the Olympic Development Authority (ODA), is alleged to have approached the activists at a campsite on the marshes claiming to be a journalist. The protesters also say that he attended a meeting where they discussed what arguments they would present in court in their fight against a training centre being built on Leyton Marshes.
But later, Stock is said to have appeared at the High Court as part of a legal team hired by the ODA to seek an injunction to remove the protesters.
Stock denies the claim. He told Legal Cheek: