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.)

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David Allen Green
10 August 2011
Last night there was not a riot in Bromley. All yesterday afternoon rumours were tweeted that there would be some...
David Allen Green
09 August 2011
So the riots have continued for a third evening. However, in terms of overall crime figures in the communities directly...
Law
08 August 2011
Sentimentality and partisanship are the banes of English political life. It may well be the same in other countries,...
David Allen Green
05 August 2011
There are many ways of creating content for a tabloid newspaper. Sometimes journalists actually find and report stories...
Law
25 July 2011
There was nothing inevitable about the phone-hacking scandal turning into a crisis. Had it not been for an unexpected...
David Allen Green
22 July 2011
Tabloid threats
Law
21 July 2011
It would appear that News International has authorised the law firm Harbottle & Lewis to answer questions in...
UK Politics
20 July 2011
Since the revelations in the New York Times revived the phone hacking scandal back in September 2010, one of the most...
David Allen Green
20 July 2011
Yesterday an idiot made it worse for many other people, and without any gain for anyone but "security"...
Politics
18 July 2011
What can she say?
Politics
13 July 2011
Tom Crone has left News International. These are words one would never have expected to type. The sudden closure last...
Politics
08 July 2011
Many people are rightly concerned at an alarmist blogpost at Reuters entitled "Is Murdoch free to destroy tabloid'...
David Allen Green
07 July 2011
Whatever the PR and political merits of the decision to close the News of the World, it makes no legal difference...
Politics
07 July 2011
Anyone caught up in a significant news story from the advent of mobile telephones in the late 1990s to the arrest of...
Politics
06 July 2011
There is considerable controversy in the blogosphere about Richard Dawkins and his apparent views on women. Dawkins,...

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