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Paul Diamond represented Philip Williamson and a number of other head teachers at Christian private schools, who wished to use corporal punishment as a disciplinary device in their schools.  Paul took this case to the House of Lords; the judgment in the Court of Appeal is a seminal judgment on manifestation of religious practice. The case…

McFarlane v United Kingdom:  Gary McFarlane, a relationship counsellor from Bristol, was dismissed for gross misconduct by Relate after he refused to confirm that he would provide directive sex therapy to homosexual couples due to his religious beliefs. Mr McFarlane had never refused to comply with a request from his employer.  The case was heard…

Paul Diamond was instructed in the controversial free speech case over the issue of placing posters on London buses on the subject matter of homosexuality. 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 in an important…

In September 2012, Paul Diamond was successful is securing an acquittal in a case involving anti abortion protesters advocating outside an abortion clinic.   Related Links Click here to see newspaper article Click here to go to Abort 67 website (Warning, this is an external website that contains some graphic images)

Paul Diamond has 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.  Jeff and Sue Green belief that marriage is between a man and a woman; they aver that they do…

In 2008, experienced foster carers Eunice and Owen Johns applied to foster a child in Derby but their application stalled because of their Christian sexual ethics. In a High Court judgment on 28 February 2011, it was held “there may well be a conflict with the local authority’s duty to safeguard and promote the welfare…

No! says the Court in a crucial free speech case.  Street preacher Michael Overd said he was arrested for preaching from 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11.  He was charged under the Public Order Act 1986. Related Link Click here to read the Daily Mail report on the case

Abuja, Nigeria:  Paul Diamond spoke in the Nigerian capital on the subject of free speech at the invitation of Advocates Africa. The 9th Advocates Africa Conference was held 9-14 August in Abuja, Nigeria, hosted by the Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON).  Over 500 advocates and family members attended from across the continent, including from…

Paul Diamond was invited by the Federalist Society to speak at the US Congress on restriction on free speech and Islamophobia. Related Link Silenced: Are Global Trends to Ban Religious Defamation, Religious Insult, and Islamophobia a New Challenge to First Amendment Freedoms? (The Federalist Society)

Paul Diamond was instructed in relation to an international arrest warrant for a Hizbollah spokesman who has advocated anti Semitism and extremism. The Home Office banned his entry in the United Kingdom. Related Link Campaigners will seek arrest of Islamic radical (Telegraph)

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