The Chambers of Paul Diamond is the premier Chambers to specialise in the law of religious liberty.

 


Paul Diamond combines his considerable strength in this area with his knowledge of public and European law.   Paul Diamond is a specialist in European, EU and aspects of International Law.

 

Paul’s analytical expertise of socio legal developments in the United Kingdom and internationally; his sense of humour and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic speaker. His counsel and strategic insight is sought out by policy makers and religious leaders.

 

 

I would like to express my gratitude to Paul Diamond, barrister for his legal work in securing my right to conduct a mission in London. …The situation in the United Kingdom is disturbing and we must support the work of Paul Diamond to secure religious liberty in that Great Land.” - Nicki Cruz

Featured Cases

Bed & Breakfast to Strasbourg

Paul Diamond has recently been instructed by Jeff and Sue Green to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg on their right to work in the public square in conformity with their Christian principles: Sunday Telegraph Article:  

Celestina Mba

Sabbath Rest

Paul Diamond was instructed to represent Celestina Mba who wished to observe Sunday as a Sabbath day.  The case involved issues on the meaning of Group disparity, or whether the case of Eweida & Others v United Kingdom granted individual protection.  The Court did not consider the issue of ‘reasonable accommodation’.  The Court of Appeal gave an important ruling in favour of religious liberty, but Ms Mba did not win on the facts. Click here for press report And a television report

European Court Judgement

On 15th January 2013, the European Court of Human Rights gave judgment in the case of Eweida & Others v United Kingdom in which Paul Diamond represented Shirley Chaplin and Gary McFarlane (as well as Mrs Eweida at first instance in the United Kingdom),  The decision by the European Court in Strasbourg represents the most important case on Article 9 and religious liberty to date. Click here to view Judgement:-      

News

Stewart Jackson MP

March 18, 2014

Paul Diamond represented Stewart Jackson MP in the first important case brought by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.  The Peterborough MP won his dispute with the Parliamentary body which had claimed monies related to the increase in value of the MP’s home. Stewart Jackson MP said:- I wish to thank Paul Diamond for his professional services in this important case; I am grateful that it was brought to a  successful conclusion. Paul’s steady and stalwart support was invaluable in preparing our case

Article in Sunday Telegraph

November 5, 2013

Paul Diamond wrote the following Commentary piece in the Sunday Telegraph. Click here to read:

Transport for London

Paul Diamond was instructed in the controversial free speech case over the issue of placing posters on London buses.  Core Issues Trust sought to respond to the Stonewall campaign and were refused permission by Transport for London.  In January 2014, the Court of Appeal gave Judgment.  The Master of the Rolls  Ordered an Inquiry into the Mayor of London as to whether he has acted unlawfully; Paul Diamond has been instructed to lead this important political Inquiry.  The Court of Appeal also found the Mayor acted unlawfully in placing the Stonewall posters on London Transport in October 2013, recognized the right of ex-gays, explained the scope of the Public Sector Equality Duty and found that all posters in breach of the Advertising Policy should be removed. Click here to read judgement:  

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