Things have moved on about the idea of a letter from housing lawyers. A letter has been prepared for housing lawyers and law academics to sign and arrangements are under way for getting it publicity. I’m sending the text of the letter to everyone who contacted me about potentially signing up, so if you did, you should get it shortly.
Anyone else (lawyers and law academics) who would consider signing a letter protesting the misrepresentation of the current law of trespass on the issue of squatting by newspapers and Ministers, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can send you the text of the letter.
More on this as it develops. In the meantime, the Guardian has a piece by a Squash activist on the topic, although the article misses some of the more egregious misrepresentations.