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Freedom of Speech & Celtic FC Palestine Placards

These #Celtic soccer fans broke the rules to show their love for Palestine. — AJ+ (@ajplus) August 18, 2016 Yes, football fans do have an ECHR right to Freedom of Expression, but fans should bear in mind two things:

Ben Locker, Daphnegate & the Rule of Law

Posted on: October 19th, 2015 | in Private client criminal defence, Public law, Social Media
Ben Locker, Daphnegate & the Rule of Law

I recently had the pleasure of acting for Councillor Ben Locker in his defence of an allegation that he had failed to comply with Colchester Borough Council’s Code of Conduct. I am delighted that the CBC Governance Committee agreed with my submissions that there could be no breach of the Code as Ben had not… { Read More }

Katie Hopkins and the Twitter Pitchforks

Posted on: April 18th, 2015 | in Criminal law, Despicable You, Miscellany, Social Media

Why a little knowledge of the law is, erm, unhelpful and how Alex Andreou’s legal analysis of s18 of the Public Order Act 1986 is flawed: Can @metpoliceuk explain why this by @KTHopkins is not “racial hatred” caught by POA1986, PtIII? @TheSunNewspaper — Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) April 17, 2015 @sturdyAlex I’ve written on this… { Read More }