David Allen Green
Journalist and Legal Commentator, New Statesman
Journalist and lawyer. Legal correspondent of New Statesman and writer of Jack of Kent blog. Main Twitter account at @JackofKent.
newstatesman.com — A judge-lead inquiry may uncover extensive police and media corruption over 25 years. The Home Secretary's announcement today of a judge-lead panel to consider the murder of Daniel Morgan in 1987 is both an end and a potential beginning. It signals that a twenty-five year campaign by the family of Daniel Morgan has finally achieved an appropriate independent inquiry.
jackofkent.com — The deportation case of Abu Qatada is notable for its duration. The first deportation notice was issued in 2005, and he still has not been deported. To complement a post I am preparing on this now infamous case, here is a timeline of the key legal events and other relevant links.
thelawyer.com — New Defamation Act's demand that claimants prove serious damage first could end the gravy train of McLibels The Defamation Act 2013 will not rid the libel law of England and Wales of all of its many abuses. For example, the big problem of costs is only indirectly addressed.
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