The lawyers acting on Lindsay Sandiford's behalf have said that they will now await details of why the ruling went against them today.
They will then decide whether they have grounds for further appeal.
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The National Trust invites everyone to celebrate the great British coast with their Big Beach Picnic, with three events in the North East.