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This case represents an important victory for the rights of free speech during employment. The case focused on the use of speech codes in the workplace, which is interesting from a First Amendment perspective, and the increasing use of the power by the employer to impose restrictions on free speech and of dissenting views by…

Victoria Wasteney, a senior NHS occupational therapist was suspended for nine months after giving a Christian book to a Muslim colleague. Victoria then received a written warning following allegations of ‘harassment and bullying’ by a Muslim staff-member. An Employment Tribunal ruled that Victoria’s employer was justified in disciplining her for giving a Christian book to a…

Disability rights campaigners have launched legal action against the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Alison Saunders, and the Attorney General over recent liberalisation of the prosecution policy in relation to the law on assisted suicide.   An application for Judicial Review was granted on Tuesday 28th April in the High Court.   The Suicide Act…

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. I wish to thank Paul Diamond for his professional services in this important…

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 individuals’ protection.  The Employment Tribunal had held that Sunday Sabbath rest was not a core component of the…

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)

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 Mrs Eweida, Shirley Chaplin and Gary McFarlane.  Paul Diamond’s legal and strategic skills enabled these cases to be heard at the highest level and their importance was reflected in…

Paul Diamond represented Dr. Scott in a case where the GP prayed for a patient; the case attracted considerable media interest due to its strong resonance with the British public. The GMC, in an unprecedented hearing, took evidence by telephone preventing the Defence from seeing the reactions or demeanor of the accuser to the disadvantage…

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

Paul Diamond was instructed by the famous Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky and Gerard Batten MEP to intervene in the Julian Assange case in the Supreme Court, London. Related Link: Click here to see the case notes

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