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Welcome to this Without Prejudice Special on the Twitter Joke Trial with solicitor David Allen Green

The background to the Twitter Joke Trial is set out admirably by David Allen Green in a recent article in The New Statesman and here for some useful links to other coverage and legal analysis.

Also well worth reading from Heresy Corner : The Turing Joke Test

The appeal tomorrow, by way of Case Stated,  will be on points of law only.  Paul has appealed already to the Crown Court, which upheld his conviction.  A previous hearing at the High Court was inconclusive.  Tomorrow will be Paul’s seventh day in court on this case, which has lasted two-and-a-half years.

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Welcome to Without Prejudice

On the panel tonight – Kim Evans, commissioning editor of The Justice Gap and ex government lawyer Carl Gardner, author of the Head of Legal blog.

Tonight’s topics are varied and raise important issues for the law.

The Spectator contempt case

Hunt, Warsi, the ministerial code and the  meaning of quasi-judicial

Richard Moorhead’s “Case for code”

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I referred to Sir Edward Chalmers as draftsman of The Sale of Gods Act 1893 – it was, in fact, Sir Mackenzie Chalmers who drafted the Act.  I must have had Jedward on my mind – lord knows why. Mea culpa.

 

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Useful links

The Guardian: Spectator to pay out £5,625 over Rod Liddle’s Stephen Lawrence article

Liddle was wrong to write Lawrence trial article, and the Spectator was wrong to publish it

DPP launches public consultation on cases affecting the media 18/04/2012
Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), has today published interim guidelines on the approach prosecutors should take when assessing the public interest in cases affecting the media.

Professor Richard Moorhead in The Guardian: The case for code
The common law leads to complexity. Is that always a good thing?

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I’d like to thank Lawtel, WestlawCassons For Counsel, City University Law School David Phillips & Partners Solicitors, Inksters SolicitorsIken, LBC Wise Counsel, Carrs Solicitors,  JMW Solicitors – Manchester, Pannone and Cellmark for sponsoring the  the free student materials on Insite Law – appreciated.

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Welcome to Without Prejudice.  Tonight we discuss – The UKSC judgment in the  Assange extradition, Twitter Joke Trial, Abu Qatada,  Social mobility and diversity in the legal profession and Monarch

 

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(During the podcast I made an error in referring to Mr David Hart QC –  in his excellent summary of the Assange judgment on the UK Human Rights blog- as Mr Hunt.  I apologise unreservedly.  I had been watching far to much of the Leveson Inquiry earlier in the day where Mr Jeremy Hunt MP was put through his paces by Mr Robert Jay QC.  Mr Hunt is often on my mind. It was David Hart QC who wrote the excellent summary!)

 

UK Human Rights blog Assange: does it matter if ministers mislead Parliament?

UKSC judgment:

30 May 2012

Assange (Appellant) v The Swedish Prosecution Authority (Respondent)

 

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I’d like to thank Lawtel, WestlawCassons For Counsel, City University Law School David Phillips & Partners Solicitors, Inksters SolicitorsIken, LBC Wise Counsel, Carrs Solicitors,  JMW Solicitors – Manchester, Pannone and Cellmark for sponsoring the  the free student materials on Insite Law – appreciated.

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Welcome to the ‘Special’ edition of Without Prejudice.  David Allen Green talks with me about the #Twitterjoketrial decision handed down today.  The two judges could not agree.  The appeal will now be re-heard by a three judge court.

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David Allen Green’s New Statesman blog post

News: “Twitter joke” case, rehearing ordered before a three judge court
An excellent analysis from Inforrm’s blog

 

 

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Today I am talking to David Allen Green, solicitor, legal correspondent at The New Statesman and author of The Jack of Kent blog about libel reform following the announcement of a Defamation Bill in the Queens Speech after a first reading in the House of Commons.  We shall also take a look at progress so far in the Leveson Inquiry.

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Important note:

Please look at David Allen Green’s excellent Libel Reform page on his blog which summarises all the developments in libel reform and provides links to all the relevant materials

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Useful article: Comment: How will the Defamation Bill protect free speech? By Rachit Buch UK Human Rights Blog

#Without Prejudice Podcast with Carl Gardner: Yesterday I did a Without Prejudice ‘Special’ covering a range of fascinating legal topics which you may find enjoyable to listen to.  Listen here

See also Nick Cohen’s excellent book:

Nick Cohen’s excellent book You can’t read this book formed the basis for our discussion in #WithoutPrejudice 22 on Free Speech and I have no hesitation in encouraging you to read it.  It is available on Amazon – a fascinating discussion for lawyers and others interested in free speech.

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I’d like to thank Lawtel, WestlawCassons For Counsel, City University Law School David Phillips & Partners Solicitors, Inksters SolicitorsIken, LBC Wise Counsel, Carrs Solicitors,  JMW Solicitors – Manchester, Pannone and Cellmark for sponsoring the podcast  – and the free student materials on Insite Law – appreciated.

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Without Prejudice returns as a panel discussion in two weeks time.  In the meantime – a one on one ‘Special’ with Carl Gardner.  I will be talking to David Allen Green in another ‘Special’ tomorrow.

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I’d like to thank Lawtel, WestlawCassons For Counsel, City University Law School David Phillips & Partners Solicitors, Inksters SolicitorsIken, LBC Wise Counsel, Carrs Solicitors,  JMW Solicitors – Manchester, Pannone and Cellmark for sponsoring the podcast  – and the free student materials on Insite Law – appreciated.

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Welcome to Without Prejudice. Joining regulars Carl Gardner and David Allen Green: The writer and journalist Nick Cohen and former prospective Tory candidate for Parliament and policymaker Joanne Cash.

Tonight’s topic is Free Speech and how privacy and libel law may impact on this cherished right.

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Nick Cohen’s excellent book You can’t read this book formed the basis for our discussion and I have no hesitation in encouraging you to read it.  It is available on Amazon – a fascinating discussion for lawyers and others interested in free speech.

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I’d like to thank Lawtel, WestlawCassons For Counsel, City University Law School David Phillips & Partners Solicitors, Inksters SolicitorsIken, LBC Wise Counsel, Carrs Solicitors,  JMW Solicitors – Manchester, Pannone and Cellmark for sponsoring the podcast  – and the free student materials on Insite Law – appreciated.

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