Writer and lawyer. Legal commentator at @FT and head of media at @Preiskel. Personal account. See @jackofkent for tweets on general law and policy.
#Hacking trial - sentencing remarks for Dan Evans: judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/upl… Interesting for approach to discount re his co-operation.
@LabourHistory *terrified look at prospect of an eternity of being reminded of attorney-general younger than me*
@LabourHistory Stop reminding me of young Attorneys-General!
Nicely done at Private Eye on Dominic Grieve, via @davies42g: pic.twitter.com/1wOis2lzKO
@scrapperduncan And some of us go so far as to not tweet about it either ;-)
@Prof_Phillipson Indeed. I remember the general principle; but the detail of police interceptions in 1979s is fascinating too.
Two legal challenges on #DRIP.
The @libertyhq domestic JR: liberty-human-rights.org.uk/news/press-rel…
The @accessnow EC complaint:
@robjhowells Yes, I think you are right!
This is the pesky ECtHR holding in 1984 that the UK should make intercepting phone calls illegal: bailii.org/eu/cases/ECHR/… Human rights. eh?
The actual prohibition on interception came in 1985 legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/56/… after UK lost at ECtHR on Malone.
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