The Court of Appeal are set to rule on the decision to evict the Occupy LSX protesters today after a ruling announced that they would be evicted last month.
The protest which has gone on for a number of months looks set to finally come to an end today with a succesful appeal looking unlikely.
There are three judges on the appeal panel. If the appeal is overturned, then the City of London are free to begin the removal of the camp at St Pauls.
According to Katy Durrans who is at court, Occupy's spirits are high but are well prepared should the result go against them. It is expected that Occupy will be looking to reach a settlement that won't result in total removal of the camp.
The lawyer representing Occupy has said that there is unlikely to be a judgement on the appeal today.
Campaigner George Barda says there is no other appropriate location for protest in City of London and that; "if we lose [the appeal], the right to protest in the City is dead". He continued; "democratic necessity and pressing social need far outweigh minor inconveniences of protest".
Katy Durrans who is in court tweets;
The judge has said that there will be no decision made on Occupy's future today.
The lawyer representing Occupy, John Cooper QC, has argued that the previous judge simply adopted the position of the City of London and that he did not "think outside the box".
The defence for Occupy has brought up a number of points this afternoon. The judge has been made aware of the amount of homeless people living at the camp and the effect that removal of the camp would have on them.
The decision of the appeal will now be made on the 22nd of February with Occupy members in high spirits as they leave the court.
George Barda described today as going 'as well as can be expected'.