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South Norwood pensioner wins Shard legal battle with Qataris

February 8, 2018

Inside Croydon

PERRY MASSON, our court reporter, on an extraordinary turn of events at the Royal Courts of Justice today

Power to the people: Ian Bone, with partner Jane Nicholl at the Royal Courts of Justice today, after facing down legal threat from the Qatari royal family

Ian Bone, the South Norwood pensioner threatened with a High Court injunction by lawyers acting on behalf of the uber-rich Qatari royal family, today emerged from the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand claiming victory for the common man, freedom of speech and common sense.

Bone stood to pay the Qataris’ legal costs and ultimately risked even losing his home in a dispute over whether he has the right to protest at The Shard.

But in a dramatic turn of events last night, lawyers for the Qataris withdrew the threat of the injunction from a High Court judge.

Instead, Bone only had to appear…

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