Science & Tech 1 June 2012 Paul Chambers appeal on 27 June 2012 The TwitterJokeTrial appeal may be heard by Britain’s most senior judge. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML The fresh appeal of Paul Chambers before a specially constituted three-judge High Court will now be on 27 June 2012. It is understood that the appeal may be presided over by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge. In 2010 Lord Judge presided over the Court of Appeal when Simon Singh won his appeal against the British Chiropractic Association. This new appeal hearing is required because a two-judge court could not agree a decision following the appeal hearing on 8 February 2012. (See also the INFORRM medial law blog.) Paul Chambers will be represented by barristers John Cooper QC and Sarah Przybylska, and I am acting as solicitor. Article 19, the international free speech organisation, may also be applying to make written submissions at the appeal as a third party intervener. There is a support fund for legal fees of barristers and the many other expenses of Chambers in fighting the case. David Allen Green is the New Statesman’s legal correspondent and is acting for Paul Chambers in the appeal. His legal work for Paul Chambers is being funded separately from the support fund. › Drug advertisers still in the dark ages The Royal Courts of Justice, London. Photo: Getty Images David Allen Green is legal correspondent of the New Statesman and author of the Jack of Kent blog. His legal journalism has included popularising the Simon Singh libel case and discrediting the Julian Assange myths about his extradition case. His uncovering of the Nightjack email hack by the Times was described as "masterly analysis" by Lord Justice Leveson. David is also a solicitor and was successful in the "Twitterjoketrial" appeal at the High Court. (Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice.) Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles How the internet has democratised pornography Young people want big ideas – that's why I refuse to dumb down Radio 4 Pepe Le Pen: Can the alt-right really "meme" Marine Le Pen to victory?